Texas Tech University

Eric Hequet, Ph.D.

Horn Distinguished Professor - Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute Plant and Soil Science Department | Associate Vice President for Research Office of Research and Innovation

Email: eric.hequet@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-0621

Bayer Plant Science, Room 117C
2911 15th Street
MS 42122
Lubbock, TX 79409-2122

FBRI Office, Room 109

ORI Office: Administration Building, Room 150L


  • H.D.R. (Habilitation à diriger des recherches, required diploma to be full Professor in Europe) in Engineering Sciences, Université de Haute Alsace (France), December 2004.
  • Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences, Université de Haute Alsace (France), October 2003.
  • DEA (Diploma of Applied Advanced Studies) in Plants Genetics, Orsay, Paris XI (France), 1982.
  • Maîtrise (Master of Sciences) in Genetics, Orsay, Paris XI (France), 1980.
  • DEUG G (Diploma of Higher Education) in Chemistry-Physiology, Orsay, Paris XI (France), 1978.


  • French, native language
  • English, fluent
  • Spanish, read


Eric Hequet

Personal Information:

I am Paul Whitfield Horn Distinguished Professor at the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute in the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University (TTU), and Associate Vice President for Research in the Office of Research and Innovation. I hold a Ph.D. and a “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” from the University of Haute Alsace in France
(must have this diploma to be full professor in Europe). Before joining TTU, my experience progressed from cotton breeding at experiment stations in Africa, to head of CIRAD's Cotton Technology Laboratory in Montpellier - France, to Director of the international cotton program for CIRAD.

I generated 112 refereed journal publications, 2 books, 9 book chapters, more than 260 conference papers, 3 patents, 3 provisional patent, and 1 invention disclosure. My h-index is 18 based on Web of Knowledge . One hundred and two articles have citation data and have been cited 1,224 times. My h-index is 28 based on Google Scholar with 3105 citations . My RG score based on Research Gate is 35.04 with 2,057 citations and my h-index is 24.

Research Interests

Since many years, I have provided international leadership in research on the measurement of cotton fiber properties and contaminants, including the impacts of these on textile processing performance. I am currently focused on collaborative research with the cotton breeding and cotton biotechnology community to develop improved properties in cotton fibers.

I have been PI or Co-PI on 10 funded projects during the period 1992-1997 in France, totaling $2,348,896. I joined Texas Tech University in November 1997, since this date I have been PI or Co-PI on more than 250 funded projects totaling $35,217,607 ($12,425,125 credited to me at TTU). I am teaching the following graduate courses, “Advanced Studies in Cotton Fibers” at Texas Tech University and Texas A&M University, and “US and Global Cotton Fiber – Textile Industries” and “Seminar” at Texas Tech University. I am member of the International Committee on Testing Methods, International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists


  • PSS 5370 Cotton Fibers
  • PSS 5376 Advance Studies Cotton Fibers
  • PSS 5377 Cotton Fiber: Genotype to Phenotype Character

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