On October 19, 2021, Texas Public Radio Network’s program Texas Standard interviewed, Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar on the cotton oil absorbent work. The talk showcased the sustainable advantages of cotton nonwoven as oil absorbent.
Researchers Study Impact of Climate on Dogs' Ability to Detect Explosives
Paola Tiedemann, a research associate professor of forensic science in Texas Tech University's Department of Environmental Toxicology, and Nathaniel Hall, an assistant professor of companion animal science in the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, have received a $270,717 cooperative agreement from the U.S. Army Research Office to study how environmental factors impact the performance of explosives-detection dogs (EDD).
TTU Student Senate Recognition
TTU’s Student Senate, the elected representative body of students has recognized Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar’ work on personnel protective equipment, face masks and in building the field of Technical Textiles in India, which has played vital role during COVID-19 pandemic. The student body passed this as a Student Senate Resolution 57.22 in its September 2021 meeting.
TTU’s Innovation Hub has released Commercialization Roadmap 2.0, wherein the innovation from TIEHH, ”FiberTect™,” has been featured. Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar has collaborated with Chantilly-based First Line Technology to commercialize the decontamination wipe technology, which is used by first responders and many government agencies around the world.
2021 Headliner Award Honoree
Texas Tech University Biological Threat Research Laboratory was awarded the 2021 Headliner Award from the Lubbock Professional Chapter Association for Women in Communications.
The award celebrates the positive contributions and achievements of individuals and organizations who make Lubbock a great place to live.
Degeng Wang was invited to serve as a member of the review panel for the 2021 Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP), part of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) of the US army.
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