Texas Tech University

Noureddine Abidi, Ph.D.

Leidigh Associate Professor - Plant & Soil Science (PSS); Managing Director - Fiber & Biopolymer Research Institute (FBRI)

Email: noureddine.abidi@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-1221

Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute 
Texas Tech University
1001 East Loop 289  
Mail Stop 45019  
Lubbock, TX 79409-5019 

Noureddine Abidi

Personal Information

Dr. Noureddine Abidi joined the FBRI in September 1999 as a Research Associate working in chemical finishes and textile chemistry. He earned his bachelor degree in chemistry and master degree in polymer chemistry. He earned advanced degree in Polymers, Interfaces and Amorphous State and Ph.D. in Theoretical, Physical and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Montpellier II in Montpellier, France and then did two postdoctoral studies at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Condensed Matter at the University of Montpellier II and at the Material and Membrane Processes Laboratory, National College of Chemical Engineering of Montpellier. In September 2000, Dr. Abidi was promoted to Head of Finishes/Chemical Research. Dr. Abidi also holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor for the Departmant of Plant and Soil Science. He was appointed as the Managing Director for the Fiber & Biopolymer Research Institute on January 1, 2017.

Research Interests

Research activities for Dr. Abidi are now encompassing: (1) chemistry of sugars involved in cotton stickiness and evaluation of new stickiness detection method based on sugar properties, (2) Relationship between cotton fiber physical properties (ex. strength, fineness and maturity) and structural properties (ex. crystallinity and fibril orientation), (3) Study of cotton fiber development using FTIR microspectroscopy,  (4) Functionalization of cotton fabric surface and development of new products with new functional properties (ex. Ultraviolet protection properties, antibacterial, stain resistant, water repellent, winkle free), using Microwave plasma and sol-gel technologies.  

Teaching

  • PSS 5370 Cotton Fibers
  • PSS 5371 Structure & Functionalization of Cotton Fibers
  • PSS 5373 Biopolymers & Biproducts
  • PSS 5377 Cotton Fiber: Genotype to Phenotype Character

Related Links

Department of Plant and Soil Science