Texas Tech University

Biopolymer Research Group: Presentations

*indicates graduate student, ¥ indicates Postdoc.

2018

R.S. Dassanayake¥, C. Gunathilake, A.C. Dassanayake, M. Jaroniec, N. Abidi. 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, March 18-22, 2018, New Orleans, LA.

A. Bouyanfif*, S. Liyanage*, J.E. Hewitt, S.A. Vanapalli, N. Moustaid-Moussa, E. Hequet, N. Abidi. FTIR imaging detects diet and genotype-dependent changes in chemical composition in wild type and mutant C. elegans strains. 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, March 18-22, 2018, New Orleans, LA.


2017

S. Liyanage*, A. Bouyanfif*, L. Ramalingam, N. Moustaid-Moussa, N. Abidi. FTIR microspectroscopy imaging shows obesity-induced biochemical changes in white adipose tissues. 73rd Annual Southwest Regional Meeting American Chemical Society, October 29-November 1, 2017, Lubbock, TX (poster).

R.S. Dassanayake¥, C. Gunathilake, A.C. Dassanayake, M. Jaroniec, N. Abidi, Aerocellulose-derived activated carbon monoliths and Amidoxime-Functionalized Nanocrystalline Cellulose-Mesoporous Silica Composites for Carbon Dioxide Sorption at Low and Elevated Temperatures. 73rd Annual Southwest Regional Meeting American Chemical Society, October 29-November 1, 2017, Lubbock, TX.

N. Dissanayake*, V.D. Thalangamaarachchige, T. Jackson*, S. Troxell, Y. Zhang, E. Quitevis, N. Abidi. Cellulose dissolution in imidazolium-based ionic liquids: substituent effects. 73rd Annual Southwest Regional Meeting American Chemical Society, October 29-November 1, 2017, Lubbock, TX.

S. Acharya*, Y. Hu, N. Abidi. On the dissolution of pre-hydrolyzed high molecular weight cellulose in ionic liquid-based solvent. 73rd Annual Southwest Regional Meeting American Chemical Society, October 29-November 1, 2017, Lubbock, TX.

Y. Hu, S. Acharya*, N. Abidi. Promoting the dissolution of high molecular weight cellulose using low-concentration acetic acid. 73rd Annual Southwest Regional Meeting American Chemical Society, October 29-November 1, 2017, Lubbock, TX.

V. Thalangamaarachchige, N. Dissanayake*, E.L. Quitevis, N. Abidi. Physicochemical properties approach to understanding cellulose dissolution in ionic liquids. 73rd Annual Southwest Regional Meeting American Chemical Society, October 29-November 1, 2017, Lubbock, TX.

S. Liyanage*, N. Abidi, E. Rajakaruna. Changes in molecular weight of cellulose and distribution in cotton fibers during development. 73rd Annual Southwest Regional Meeting American Chemical Society, October 29-November 1, 2017, Lubbock, TX.

N. Abidi. Cellulose in cotton fibers: structural development and transformation to bioproducts. 73rd Annual Southwest Regional Meeting American Chemical Society, October 29-November 1, 2017, Lubbock, TX.

P. Parajuli*, S. Liyanage*, H. Rajakaruna, L. Ramalingam, N. Moustaid-Moussa, N. Abidi. Application of FTIR microspectroscopy imaging to study oxidative damage occurring in mouse white adipose tissue. 73rd Annual Southwest Regional Meeting American Chemical Society, October 29-November 1, 2017, Lubbock, TX.

A. Bouyanfif*, S. Liyanage*, J.E. Hewitt, S.A. Vanapalli, N. Moustaid-Moussa, E. Hequet, N. Abidi. FTIR imaging detects diet and genotype-dependent changes in chemical composition in wild type and mutant C. elegans strains. 73rd Annual Southwest Regional Meeting American Chemical Society, October 29-November 1, 2017, Lubbock, TX.

S. Liyanage*, A. Bouyanfif*, L. Ramalingam, N. Moustaid-Moussa, N. Abidi. FTIR applications to study obesity-associated biochemical changes in adipose and liver tissues. 73rd Annual Southwest Regional Meeting American Chemical Society, October 29-November 1, 2017, Lubbock, TX.

S. Liyanage*, A. Bouyanfif*, L. Ramalingam, N. Moustaid-Moussa, N. Abidi. FTIR microspectroscopy imaging reveals changes in adipose tissues and liver induced by high-fat diet. 253rd American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, April 2-6, 2017, San Francisco, CA.

P. Wansapura*, N. Abidi, R. Dassanayake¥, A. Hamood, P. Tran. Preparation of cellulose and chitin-CdTe quantum dots films and antibacterial effect on Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. 253rd American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, April 2-6, 2017, San Francisco, CA.

S. Acharya*, Y. Hu, N. Abidi. Insight into mild condition dissolution of high molecular weight cellulose in ionic liquid based solvent system. 253rd American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, April 2-6, 2017, San Francisco, CA.

Y. Hu, N. Abidi. Different size-unified cellulose nanocrystals obtained via a multistage separation. 253rd American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, April 2-6, 2017, San Francisco, CA.

Y. Hu, S. Acharya, N. Abidi. Acetic acid as a pre-catalyst to promote cellulose dissolution (poster). 253rd American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, April 2-6, 2017, San Francisco, CA.


2016

N. Abidi, Y. Hu, S. Acharya*, P. Wansapura*, N. Dissanayake*, R. Dassanayake¥, S. Moussa. Cotton Cellulose: Perfect Precursor for Bioproducts Development. Symposium – Enabling Fiber Productivity Increases through Multidisciplinary Innovations, ASA CSSA SSSA International Conference, November 6-9, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona (invited).

N. Abidi, S. Acharya*, P. Wansapura*, N. Dissanayake*, Y. Hu, R. Dassanayake¥. Cellulose dissolution: promising approach for the preparation of composite materials. 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics, September 12-14, 2016, San Antonio, TX (invited).

N. Abidi, P. Kiekens, Functionalization of cotton fabric to impart multifunctional properties, 16th World Textile Conference: AUTEX 2016, 8-10 June 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

N. Abidi, S. Acharya*, P. Wansapura*, N. Dissanayake*, Y. Hu, R. Dassanayake¥. Cellulose Dissolution: Promising approach for the preparation of composite materials. The Fiber Society 2016 Spring Conference. May 25-26, 2016. Mulhouse, France.


2015

R.K. Imel-Visel, N. Abidi, R.B. Williams, D.L. Auld. Agronomic and economic analysis of guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L.) in comparison to drought tolerant crops adapted to the Texas High Plains. 27th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops, October 18-22, 2015 Lubbock, TX.

S. Liyanage*, N. Abidi, E. Rajakaruna. Cell wall organization and molecular characterization of developing cotton fibers in two cotton varieties. 27th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops, October 18-22, 2015 Lubbock, TX.

R.S. Dasanayake¥, C. Gunathilake, T. Jackson*, M. Jaroniec, N. Abidi. CO2 capture at ambient temperature by aerocellulose-derived activated carbon monoliths. 27th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops, October 18-22, 2015 Lubbock, TX.

Y. Hu, N. Abidi. Acetic acid assisted dissolution of raw cotton fiber. 27th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops, October 18-22, 2015 Lubbock, TX.

S. Acharya*, Y. Hu, N. Abidi. Preparation and characterization of cellulose films in n,n-dimethyl acetamide/lithium chloride (DMAc/LiCl): effect of drying method of cellulose and its concentration. 27th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops, October 18-22, 2015 Lubbock, TX.

P.T. Wansapura*, N. Abidi. Preparation and characterization of cellulose-chitin hybrid materials. 27th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops, October 18-22, 2015 Lubbock, TX.

E. Gurung, K. Mendoza, G. Thomas, R. Bari, T. Jackson*, P.T. Wansapura*, M. Green, N. Abidi, E.L. Quitevis. Dissolution of cellulose and exfoliation of graphene by aralkylimidazolium based ionic liquids. 249th American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, March 22-26, 2015, Denver, CO.

P.T. Wansapura*, N. Abidi, T. Jackson*, Y. Hu, E.L. Quitevis. Dissolution, regeneration, and characterization of cellulose and cellulose/chitin in ionic liquid. 249th American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, March 22-26, 2015, Denver, CO.

S. Sanjit*, N. Abidi. Effective dissolution of cellulose for making electrically-responsive films. 249th American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, March 22-26, 2015, Denver, CO.

S.P. Liyanage*, N. Abidi. On the combination of NaOH activation and DMAc/LiCl dissolution of cellulose from cotton fibers during different stages of fiber development. 249th American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, March 22-26, 2015, Denver, CO.

N. Abidi, S. Sumedha*, E, Hequet. Cellulose deposition and organization investigated by Gel Permeation Chromatography and X-Ray diffraction. . In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 5-7, 2015, San Antonio, TX.


2014

S. Sumedha*, N. Abidi, D. Auld. Extraction and characterization of galactomannan from guar seeds. 2014 Texas Tech Annual Biological Sciences Symposium, 28-29th March 2014, Lubbock, TX.

T. Jackson*, S. Li, N. Abidi. Cellulose: Abundant biopolymer and precursor for the preparation of advanced biomaterials. 2014 Texas Tech Annual Biological Sciences Symposium, 28-29th March 2014, Lubbock, TX.

G.G. Tamas, T. Jackson*, E. Quitevis, N. Abidi. Dissolution of cellulose in aryl alkyl imidazolium ionic liquids. 247th American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, March 16-20, 2014, Dallas, TX.

N. Abidi. FTIR Microspectroscopy imaging technique and its applications for material characterization. 247th American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, March 16-20, 2014, Dallas, TX.

T. Jackson*, S. Li, N. Abidi. Preparation, characterization, and cationization of cellulose aerogels. 247th American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, March 16-20, 2014, Dallas, TX.

S. Liyanage*, N. Abidi. Characterization of guar galactomannan using FTIR, TGA, and HPLC techniques. 247th American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, March 16-20, 2014, Dallas, TX.

U. Agarwal, N. Abidi, S. Ralph. Cotton fiber development: Raman, IR, and XRD investigations. 247th American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, March 16-20, 2014, Dallas, TX.

Z. Ma, N. Abidi, R. Rajbhandari, J. Chen. Effects of drought stress on the development of cellulose in cotton fibers studied by FTIR. 247th American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, March 16-20, 2014, Dallas, TX.

S. Sumedha*, N. Abidi, D. Auld. Galactomanna extracted from guar seeds: Chemistry and thermal stability. Fracturing Impacts and Technologies, September 4-5, 2014, Lubbock, TX.


2013

N. Abidi, M. Manike. Investigations on cellulose deposition and organization during the biogenesis of primary and secondary cell walls in cotton fibers. 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, April 7-11, 2013, New Orleans, LA.

R. Rajbhandari, N. Abidi, E. Hequet. Evaluation of Quickspin for yarn Quality and dye uptake assessments. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 7-10, 2013, San Antonio, TX.

Z. Ma, N. Abidi, E. Hequet, J. Chen. Multidisciplinary approach to investigate the effects of drought stress on cotton fiber quality. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 7-10, 2013, San Antonio, TX

S. Li, N. Abidi, E. Hequet. Preparation, characterization, and functionalization of porous cellulose materials. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 7-10, 2013, San Antonio, TX.

B. Kelly, E. Hequet, N. Abidi, R. Manandhar. Investigation on cotton fiber breakage. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 7-10, 2013, San Antonio, TX.

N. Abidi, S. Acharya*, R. Rajbhandari, E. Hequet. Kinetic of dye adsorption on cationized cotton fabric. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 7-10, 2013, San Antonio, TX.

N. Abidi, S. Acharya*, R. Rajbhandari, E. Hequet. Kinetic of dye adsorption on cationized cotton fabric. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 7-10, 2013, San Antonio, TX.

R. Manandhar, E. Hequet, N. Abidi, B. Kelly, R. Boman, J. Wanjura. Effect of fiber maturity on fiber length distribution and yarn evenness properties. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 7-10, 2013, San Antonio, TX.


2012

N. Abidi. Preparation, characterization, and functionalization of porous cellulose materials. Global Biofuels & Bioproducts Summit, November 19-21, 2012 San Antonio, TX.

N. Abidi, S. Li. Preparation and characterization of cellulose based aerogels. 40th North American Thermal Analysis Society Conference, August 12-15, 2012, Orlando, FL.

N. Abidi, L. Cabrales. Cellulose deposition in the secondary cell wall of cotton fibers investigated by thermogravimetric analysis. 40th North American Thermal Analysis Society Conference, August 12-15, 2012, Orlando, FL.

N. Abidi, L. Cabrales, E. Hequet. Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy and X-Rays diffraction investigations of the cellulose structural changes and organization during different phases of cotton fibers development. 243rd American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, March 25-29, 2012, San Diego, CA.

L. Cabrales, N. Abidi, E. Hequet. Cellulose deposition in the secondary cell wall of cotton fibers investigated by different analytical techniques. 243rd American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, March 25-29, 2012, San Diego, CA.

F. Hosseinali, E. Hequet, N. Abidi, B. Kelly, R. Manandhar, D. Paudel. Variability of single cotton fiber tensile properties within and between samples. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, FL.

F. Hosseinali, E. Hequet, N. Abidi, B. Kelly, R. Manandhar, D. Paudel. Determination of single fibers tensile properties: relationships with bundle strength, maturity, length distribution, and fiber breakage. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, FL (poster).

B. Kelly, E. Hequet, N. Abidi, F. Hosseinali, R. Manandhar, D. Paudel. Decoding distributional changes in fiber quality during consecutive stages of processing. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, FL.

D. Paudel, E. Hequet, N. Abidi, B. Kelly, R. Manandhar, F. Hosseinali. Within sample variability of fiber quality measurements. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, FL.

R. Manandhar. E. Hequet, N. Abidi, B. Kelly, F. Hosseinali, D. Paudel. Relationship between individual fiber length and linear density within-sample. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, FL. (poster).

E. Hequet, N. Abidi, R. Boman, J.D. Wanjura. Effect of harvesting methods and cotton fiber maturity on yarn quality. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, FL.

E. Hequet, N. Abidi. Impact of trash content on fiber quality measurement and yarn quality. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, FL.

N. Abidi, P. Aminayi, L. Cabrales, E. Hequet. Nanoparticles Vapor Deposition and Molecular Vapor Deposition methods as tools for cotton fabric surface functionalization. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 3-6, 2012, Orlando, FL.

N. Abidi, L. Cabrales, E. Hequet. Spectroscopic approach to study cellulose development during the secondary cell wall biogenesis in cotton fibers. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 3-6, 2012 Orlando, FL.


2011

L. Cabrales, N. Abidi, E. Hequet. Cotton functionalization with cyclodextrins. 241st American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, March 27-31, 2011, Anaheim, CA.

P. Aminayi, L. Cabrales, N. Abidi, E. Hequet. Imparting super hydro/oleophobic properties to surfaces by means of molecular and nanoparticles vapor deposition methods. 241st American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, March 27-31, 2011, Anaheim, CA.

N. Abidi, L. Cabrales, E. Hequet. Cellulose development and organization during the secondary cell wall biogenesis in cotton fibers. 241st American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition, March 27-31, 2011, Anaheim, CA.

N. Abidi, E. Hequet. On the cellulose development in cotton fibers. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 4-7, 2011, Atlanta, GA.

E. Hequet, N. Abidi. 2011. Effect of cotton fiber maturity on yarn quality. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 4-7, 2011 Atlanta, GA.


2010

N. Abidi, L. Cabrales, E. Hequet. Surface Modification of cellulosic substrate to impart multifunctional properties. 239th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, March 21-25, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

N. Abidi, L. Cabrales, E. Hequet. Secondary cell wall development in cotton fibers: FTIR, HPLC, and TGA investigations. 239th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, March 21-25, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

L. Cabrales, N. Abidi. Microwave plasma grafting of fatty acids on cotton fabric surface. 239th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, March 21-25, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

N. Castillo, J. Dever, D. Auld, N. Abidi. Screening and Evaluating Wild Cotton for Salt Tolerance Characteristics. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 4-7, 2010, New Orleans, LA (poster).

E. Hequet, N. Abidi. Relationships Between Fiber Length Distribution and Fiber Maturity. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 4-7, 2010, New Orleans, LA.

E. Hequet, N. Abidi. Examination of the Relationships Between Individual Fibers Tensile Properties and Bundle Tensile Properties. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 4-7, 2010, New Orleans, LA.

N. Abidi, L. Cabrales, E. Hequet. HPLC and TGA Investigations of the Secondary Cell Wall Development in Cotton Fibers. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 4-7, 2010, New Orleans, LA.


2009

L. Cabrales, N. Abidi. Universal Attenuated Total Reflectance-Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic approach to study the secondary cell wall in developing cotton fibers. 4th Canada-America-Mexico Graduate Students Physics Conference 2009. October 22-24, 2009, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.

L. Cabrales, N. Abidi, E. Hequet. On the Thermal Degradation of Cellulose in Cotton Fibers Compared to Microcrystalline Cellulose (Avicel). 37th Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications. North American Thermal Analysis Society. September 20 – 23, 2009, Lubbock TX.

N. Abidi, E. Hequet, L. Cabrales. 2009. Relationships between Thermal Properties and Maturity-Fineness of Cotton Fibers and Estimation of the Primary Cell Wall Thickness. 37th Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications. North American Thermal Analysis Society. September 20–23, 2009, Lubbock TX.

N. Abidi, E. Hequet, L. Cabrales. Thermogravimetric Analysis as a Tool to Study the Secondary Cell Wall Biogenesis in Cotton Fibers. 37th Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications. North American Thermal Analysis Society. September 20–23, 2009, Lubbock TX.

N. Abidi, E. Hequet, L. Cabrales. Secondary Cell Wall Development in Cotton Fibers. 237th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, March 22-26, 2009, Salt Lake City, UT.

N. Kothari, N. Abidi, E, Hequet, and T. Wilkins. Phenotypic Characterization of im Fibers. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 5-8, 2009, San Antonio, TX.

E. Hequet and N. Abidi. Optimizing the Use of the AFIS for Breeders: Effect of Sample Preparation. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 5-8, 2009, San Antonio, TX.

E. Hequet and N. Abidi. Spinning Performances of West Texas Upland Cottons. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 5-8, 2009, San Antonio, TX.

N. Abidi, E. Hequet, L. Cabrales, J. Dever. FTIR Investigation of Secondary Cell Wall Development in Cotton Fibers. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 5-8, 2009, San Antonio, TX.

N. Abidi, E. Hequet, L. Cabrales. Imparting Multi-functional Properties to Cotton Fabric by Means of Sol-gel Process. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 5-8, 2009, San Antonio, TX.


2008

A. Mittal, N. Abidi, E. Nothnagel, J. Janda, D. Galbraith, C. Rock. Characterization of HARLEQUIN, a peleitropic mutant of Arabidopsis with defects hormone-inducible gene expression, morphogenesis, and the cell wall. Annual Meeting of the Southern Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists. March 1-3, 2008. Bossier City, LA.

N. Abidi, E. Hequet, L. Cabrales, J. Gannaway, and T. Wilkins. Structure and Composition of Developing Cotton Fibers. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 8-11, 2008, Nashville, TN.

E.F. Hequet, N. Abidi, and J.R. Gannaway. Relationships between Fiber and Yarn Tensile Properties. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 8-11, 2008, Nashville, TN.

N. Kothari, N. Abidi, E.F. Hequet, and T. Wilkins. Multidisciplinary Approach to Study Cotton Fiber Maturity. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 8-11, 2008, Nashville, TN.

E.F. Hequet and N. Abidi. Importance of Producing Mature Cotton Fibers: Part I. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 8-11, 2008, Nashville, TN.


2007

N. Abidi, E. Hequet, L. Cabrales, J. Gannaway, T. Wilkins, and L. Wells. Evaluating Cell Wall Structure and Composition of Developing Cotton Fibers Using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Thermogravimetric Analysis. American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting, November 4-7, 2007, Lubbock, TX.

C.C. Lowery, D.L. Auld, E. Bechere, R.J. Wright, E. Hequet, N. Abidi, and C.W. Smith. Use of Chemical Mutagenesis in Improving Upland Cotton. World Cotton Research Conference-4, Sept. 10-14, 2007, Lubbock, TX.

N. Kothari, N. Abidi, E. Hequet, and T. Wilkins. Fiber quality variability within a plant. 2007. World Cotton Research Conference-4, Sept. 10-14, 2007, Lubbock, TX.

E. Hequet, N. Abidi, and J.R. Gannaway. Relationships between HVI and yarn tensile properties. 2007. World Cotton Research Conference-4, Sept. 10-14, 2007, Lubbock, TX.

N. Abidi, E. Hequet, and L. Cabrales-Arriaga. New approaches for the functionalization of cotton fabrics. World Cotton Research Conference-4, Sept. 10-14, 2007, Lubbock, TX.

N. Abidi and E. Hequet. Characterization of cotton fibers using TGA and FTIR. World Cotton Research Conference-4, Sept. 10-14, 2007, Lubbock, TX.

T. Wilkins, N. Abidi, E. Hequet. Developing Cotton Fibers as a Single-celled Genomics Platform for Studying Cell Morphogenesis. Botany and Plant Biology July 2007 (poster).

R. Allen, Y. Sun, M. Fokar, S. Veerabomma, N. Abidi, and E. Hequet. Brassinosteroid Signaling Promotes Secondary Cell Wall Development in Cotton Fibers. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 9-12, 2007, New Orleans, LA.

H. Benzina, E. Hequet, N. Abidi, J-Y. Drean, J.R. Gannaway, and O. Harzallah. Using Fiber Elongation to Improve Genetic Screening in Cotton Breeding Programs. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 9-12, 2007, New Orleans, LA.

E. Hequet, N. Abidi. Importance of Sample Preparation in AFIS Testing. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 9-12, 2007, New Orleans, LA.

N. Abidi, E. Hequet. Cotton Fabric Surface Functionalization to Impart Antibacterial and UV Protection Properties. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 9-12, 2007, New Orleans, LA

N. Abidi, E. Hequet. On the Use of Thermogravimetric Analysis to Study Cotton Fibers. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 9-12, 2007, New Orleans, LA.


2006

D. Auld, E. Bechere, E. Hequet, N. Abidi. Characterization of a Cotton Mutant with Improved Yarn Spinning Performance, 21st Annual Southwest Consortium on Plant Genetics and Water Resources Symposium, August 24-26, 2006, Las Cruces, NM, (poster).

T. Wilkins, E. Hequet, N. Abidi. Towards the Genetic Improvement of Cotton Fiber Quality in Response to Low Temperature. 21st Annual Southwest Consortium on Plant Genetics and Water Resources Symposium, August 24-26, 2006, Las Cruces, NM.

E.F. Hequet and N. Abidi. Multidisciplinary Approach to Fiber Testing for Biotechnologists. 19th Annual EFS System Conference (Invited) June 2006.

N. Abidi, E. Hequet. FTIR Analysis of Cotton Contamination. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 3-6, 2006, San Antonio, TX.

S. Yan, V. Suresh, E. Hequet, N. Abidi, R. Allen. Brassinosteroid and BRI1 Influence Cotton Fiber Maturity. Plant Biology, August 5–9, 2006, Boston, MA (poster).


2005

T.A. Wilkins, A.B. Arpat, B.A. Sickler, N. Abidi, E. Hequet. Single-Cell genomics: Developing cotton fibers as a model for studying cell wall biogenesis. Biogenesis of Plant Cell Walls, Asilomar, CA, 2005.

N. Abidi and E. Hequet. Cotton Fabric Surface Modification Using Microwave Plasma. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 4-7, 2005, New Orleans LA


2004

N. Abidi, E. Hequet, C. Turner, and H. Sari-Sarraf. FTIR Analysis of Cross-linked Cotton Fabric Using ZnSe-Universal Attenuated Total reflectance. In: American Chemical Society, Southwest Regional Meeting, September 29 – October 2, 2004, Dallas TX.

N. Abidi and E. Hequet. UATR-FTIR and HPLC Analysis of Sticky Deposits. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 5-9, 2004, San Antonio TX.


E. Hequet and N. Abidi, C. Turner, and H. Sari-Sarraf. Objective Evaluation of Fabric Smoothness. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 5-9, 2004, San Antonio TX.


N. Abidi and E. Hequet. Microwave Plasma-Induced Graft Copolymerization of Cotton Fabric. In: American Chemical Society, Southwest Regional Meeting, September 29 – October 2, 2004, Dallas TX.


2003

N. Abidi and E.F. Hequet. Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Micro-spectroscopy Analysis of Sticky Cotton Yarns. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 6-10, 2003, Nashville TN.

E.F. Hequet and N. Abidi. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Analysis of High Speed Stickiness Detector (H2SD) Sticky Deposits. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 6-10, 2003, Nashville TN.

C. Turner, H. Sari-Sarraf, E. Hequet, N. Abidi and S. Lee. Preliminary Validation of a Fabric Smoothness Assessment System. In: Proc. of 6th Quality Control by Artificial Vision, May 2003, Gatlinburg TN.


2002

E. Hequet and N. Abidi. Impact of Stickiness on Yarn Quality. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 8-12, 2002, Atlanta GA.

N. Abidi and E. Hequet. Effect of Instrument Settings on H2SD Readings. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 8-12, 2002, Atlanta GA.

H. Sari-Saraf, E.F. Hequet, N. Abidi, Y. Dai, H. Chan, M.R. Jasso, and B. Morris. Image-processing algorithm for automatic assessment of fabric shrinkage. In: Machine Vision Applications in Industrial Inspection, 2002, San Jose CA, Proceedings of SPIE, V. 4664, 9. 89-96.


2001

N. Abidi and E. Hequet. New evidence on cotton stickiness: Part I. Thermal and hygroscopic properties of individual sugars present on sticky cotton. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 9-13, 2001, Anaheim CA 2, 1313-1313.

E. Hequet and N. Abidi. New evidence on cotton stickiness: Part II. Effect of temperature and relative humidity on cotton stickiness. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 9-13, 2001, Anaheim CA, 2,1313-1313.

N. Abidi, E. Hequet and G. Abdalah. Cotton fabric and UV protection. In: Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 9-13, 2001, Anaheim CA, 2, 1301-1303.

E. Hequet, N. Abidi, and D. Auld. Fiber properties of selected cotton lines obtained by mutagenesis. In: Pro. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January 9-13, 2001, Anaheim CA, 2,1247-1250.

N. Abidi, E. Hequet, and G. Abdalah. Effect of Dyeing and Finishing on Ultraviolet Transmission of Cotton Fabric. In: Annual International Conference of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists. October 21-24, 2001, Greenville SC pp. 105-109.

E. Hequet, N. Abidi, and M. Watson. Relationship between sugar properties and stickiness measurements. In: International Cotton Advisory Committee & Common Funds For Commodities workshop on Cotton Stickiness, July 2-4, 2001, Lille, France. pp. 118-131.

E. Hequet, N. Abidi, and M. Watson. Relationship between sugar properties and stickiness measurements. In: General Conference of the Fiber Society, October 30 - November 1, 2001, Lake Tahoe NV.

 

 

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