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