Texas Tech University

Biopolymer Research Group


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 biopolymer structure and physical properties, (3) functionalizing surfaces such as textiles and bioplastics to impart new properties, (4) transforming biomass to a new generation of bioproducts (films, fibers, 3D printed materials, porous materials, etc.). 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.