Noureddine Abidi, Ph.D.
Leidigh Professor - Plant & Soil Science (PSS); Managing Director - Fiber & Biopolymer Research Institute (FBRI)
Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute
Biopolymers, Cellulose biomaterials, Cellulose films/porous materials
Dr. Abidi is the Leidigh endowed Professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Science and Managing Director of the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute at Texas Tech University. Dr. Abidi has generated 97 refereed journal publications, 2 books, 16 book chapters, more than 160 presentations, 3 patents, and 1 pending patent. Abidi has served as PI or co-PI on funded research grants totaling more than $16M
ResearchDr. Abidi is the Managing Director of the Fiber & Biopolymer Research Institute (FBRI). Some of his work incorporates the development of functional fabrics that can be used for anti-microbial protections. This includes functionalizing the fabric with an anti-microbial substrate to treat E-Coli infections or developing cotton into a translucent film onto which an anti-microbial agent can be introduced.
Research capabilities - Instrumentation/Testing
FBRI: TGA, FTIR microspectroscopy, Polarizing and Stero microscopes, XRD, Rheometer, HPLC, GPC, UV-vis, cryomicrotome, Surface area and porosity analyzer (BET), critical dryer, freeze dryer