Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute
Welcome to the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute of the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University. We are committed to serving the research needs of manufacturers, cotton breeders and public agencies. In addition, our academic programs, in conjunctions with other colleges at Tech are continually in progress. The Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute research is changing the way the world talks about Fiber Quality.
Texas Tech is once again offering a non-traditional classroom experience for cotton industry professionals from across the globe, known as the Texas International Cotton School. Running from Aug. 3-13, the High Plains program is two weeks of classes, lectures, tours and hands-on interaction in all phases of cotton production, harvesting, ginning, classing, testing, preparation and processing.
A nationally-known researcher in cotton fiber science has received a Fulbright Grant from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. Noureddine Abidi, an associate professor with Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science, will spend five months at Belgium’s Ghent University focusing on teaching and research.
Brendan Kelly has been named a research assistant professor in Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially stepped into his new research post on Jan. 1.