Texas Tech University

Biopolymer Research Group

Fiber

Welcome to the Biopolymer Research Group at the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University. Our research objectives are aimed at: (1) increasing the knowledge and understanding of cellulose and other biopolymers structures,(2) exploring the links between polymer structure and physical properties, (3) functionalizing surfaces such as textiles and bioplastics to impart new properties. This is fundamemtal to the FBRI's longstanding mission to add value to natural fibers in Texas. Furthermore, it is an integral part of a growing collaboration with plant geneticists and biotechnologists. 

Department of Plant and Soil Science