Associate Professor at College of Textiles
North Carolina State University, USA
Richard Kotek is Associate Professor at the College of Textiles in North Carolina State University. He received his Ph.D. degree under Professor Bogumil Laszkiewicz in Lodz Polytechnic, Poland. Dr. Kotek was recently a guest editor of an issue on Polymer Fibers for Polymer Reviews. He is also on the editorial board of Journal of Natural Fibers
His expertise covers synthetic and physical chemistry of fiber and membrane forming polymers (PEN, PET, N6, and cellulose and other polycarbohydrates) as well as proteins and natural fibers. His specific interests are in ring opening polymerization, cyclodepolymerization as well as melt, wet, dry, gel and electrospinning. Dr. Kotek and his research group developed a new patented hIB process for making high performance fibers.