Texas Tech University

FBRI Faculty



Noureddine Abidi, Ph.D.

Leidigh Professor (PSS) and Managing Director (FBRI) 

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 Professor, Plant and Soil Science Department | Cotton Fiber Phenomics, Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute | Faculty Fellow, Office of Research and Innovation

Dr. Eric Hequet is the Horn Professor Plant and Soil Science Department,  Cotton Fiber Phenomics Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, Faculty Fellow Office of Research and Innovation . 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



Venugopal Mendu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Cell Wall Biology

Dr. Mendu, a research scientist who specializes in plant physiology and biochemistry, is an associate professor in Texas Tech University's Department of Plant and Soil Science. More >> 


 Venugopal Mendu



Julia Shamshina, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Julia Shamshina has been named a Research Assistant Professor in renewable biopolymers and bioproducts with Texas Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. She officially stepped into her new research post on Jan. 19. More >>


 Julia Shamshina