Richard Kotek is an Associate Professor at the College of Textiles in North Carolina State University. He received his Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Professor Bogumil Laszkiewicz in Lodz Polytechnic, Poland. Dr. Kotek has recently been a Guest Editor of an issue on polymer fibers for Polymer Reviews. He is also a Coeditor of the Journal of Natural Fibers. His expertise covers synthetic and physical chemistry of fiber and membrane forming polymers (PEN, PET, N6, and cellulose and other poly-carbohydrates) as well as natural fibers. His specific interests are in ring opening polymerization, cyclodepolymerization, as well as melt, wet, dry, gel, and electrospinning.
Biography Updated on 30 January 2012