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 conjunction 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.
Recently, Dean Ethridge, a research professor with Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science and managing director of the university’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, sat down with Beck Barnes, the editor of Cotton Grower magazine, to discuss the impact of U.S. farming’s advancements in fiber quality. Here’s a part of their conversation.
Yang Hu, an expert in agricultural and biological engineering, has been named a research assistant professor in renewable bioproducts with 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 post on Dec. 1.
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.