Brendan Kelly takes new post with Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science
Brendan Kelly has been named a research assistant professor in 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 research post on Jan. 1.
The Midland native indicated that he is particularly interested in the measurement of cotton fiber properties and investigating their impact on yarn quality and processing performance. His research utilizes big data generated by modern fiber quality evaluation instruments.
One of his primary goals here at Tech is to work with the research community and industry partners to develop varieties with improved fiber quality. He is also interested in evaluating new fiber quality assessment protocols and instruments in order to meet industry needs.
Prior to joining the Tech faculty, Kelly worked as a research associate and research assistant at Tech's Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute. He also served as a research assistant and teaching assistant in Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science. He received his bachelor's degree in mathematics and his doctorate degree plant and soil science from Texas Tech.
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