Texas Tech University

Julia Shamshina, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Email: jshamshi@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-8055

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

Personal Information

Dr. 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. Honors include the Green Chemistry Challenge Award (2018) for a practical way to mass produce chitin; and the NASA Tech Brief Award (2011) for "Ionic Liquids: Unlocking the Gate to Replacing Hydrazine." She is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Canadian Society for Chemistry.


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 an ultimate goal of elimination of synthetic plastics.

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