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 fundamental 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.