Texas Tech University

FBRI Faculty



Noureddine Abidi, Ph.D.

Leidigh Professor (PSS), Managing Director (FBRI) and Associate Dean (Davis College)

Dr. Noureddine Abidi joined the FBRI in September of 1999 as a Research Associate working in chemical finishes and textile chemistry. He earned his B.S. in chemistry and M.S. in polymer chemistry. More >>



Noureddine Abidi



Eric Hequet, Ph.D.

Horn Distinguished Professor | Senior Associate Vice President for Research

Dr. Eric Hequet is theHorn Distinguished Professor | Senior Associate Vice President for Research. More >>


 eric hequet plant and soil science



Brendan Kelly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Cotton Fiber Phenomics 

Dr. Brendan Kelly is a West Texas native from Midland, TX. He received his B.S. in mathematics and his M.S. in Plant and Soil Science from Texas Tech University. More >>


Brendan Kelly



Kalavathy Rajan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Leveraging her expertise in biosystems engineering, Dr. Kala Rajan investigates and educates about sustainable and multifunctional bio-product development from crop residues. More >>


 Julia Shamshina



Julia Shamshina, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Julia Shamshina has been named an Assistant Professor in Biopolymers & Bioproducts with Texas Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science, according to officials within the Davis College of Agricultural Science & Natural Resources. She officially stepped into her new post on Nov. 1st. More >>


 Julia Shamshina