Research Spotlight: Department of Plant & Soil Science’s Shamshina
By: Norman Martin
Julia Shamshina, an assistant professor within the Department of Plant & Soil Science, joined the Texas Tech faculty in 2021. The Russian native focuses on renewable biopolymers and bioproducts within Texas Tech's Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute. Her research interests focus on all aspects of ionic liquids and biopolymer processing, from fundamental properties to overall material preparation to industrial applications. She is particularly interested in potential industrial uses of biopolymers in high-value materials, with a goal of elimination of synthetic plastics.
Prior to taking joining the Davis College faculty, Shamshina served as a Research Chemist and Chief Scientific Officer with Tuscaloosa, Alabama's 525 Solutions, Inc., a research and development company; and Adjunct Assistant Research Personnel with the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Shamshina received her bachelor's and master's degrees in chemical engineering from the D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia in Moscow, Russia. Her doctorate degree in organic chemistry is from the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa.
CONTACT: Clint Krehbiel, Dean, Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or Clint.Krehbiel@ttu.edu
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Editor: Norman Martin
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