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  1. Ohio State Researchers Work to Solve Global Rubber Shortage

    Jan 30, 2020

    Catheters, medical and sporting gloves, tires, condoms and some 50,000 other products depend on the more than 15 million tons of natural rubber produced every year.  Click here to see how Dr. Cornish and OSU colleagues are making a difference in the rubber industry.

  2. Cornish and Other Innovators Recognition at OSU vs Minnesota Game!

    Jan 24, 2020

    Katrina Cornish (Innovator of the Year) joined Tim Raderstorf (Early Career Innovator of the Year) and Forrest Schoessow and Wesley Thio (Next Generation Innovators of the Year) on the court at the OSU vs Minnesota basketball game on January 23rd for recognition of their outstanding achievements.  Congratulations to them all!

  3. The Trophy Goes To...

    Jan 24, 2020

    The 2nd annual “Coolest Science Story” award to Xiaoying Zhao, a postdoctoral researcher, whose ‘Biodegradable plastics’ won with more than 12,000 votes! Click here to read the article and watch a video!
  4. Avoiding a rubber apocalypse – let's grow our own. (TEDxColumbus Video)

    Jan 10, 2020

    Natural rubber is critical to making 50,000 different things essential to security and the economy, but the USA has no rubber farmers. Dr. Cornish walks the viewer through the "what where and why" of natural rubber and describes the "how" of future US rubber independency. Click here to watch the video!

  5. ‘Biodegradable plastics’ is coolest Ohio State science story of 2019

    Jan 10, 2020

  6. Study shows potential for Earth-friendly plastic replacement

    Jan 10, 2020

    The quest to keep plastic out of landfills and simultaneously satisfy the needs of the food industry is filled with obstacles.  New research from The Ohio State University has shown that combining natural rubber with bioplastic in a novel way results in a much stronger replacement for plastic, one that is already capturing the interest of companies looking to shrink their environmental footprints.  Click here to learn more!

  7. FABE Ph.D. Grad Student wins Best Student Presentation Award at the 2019 IEC

    Dec 11, 2019

    Congratulations to Tony Ren on his Best Student Presentation Award at the 2019 IEC! His presentation was titled "Liquid Guayule Natural Rubber, a Renewable, Multifunctional Rubber Additive." Alpha Technologies had the pleasure of partnering with Mr. Ren to achieve valuable test data for his research, as they partner with individuals that successfully invest in advancement.  View the IEC Newsletter here.

  8. Natural History: Rubber Dandelions

    Dec 11, 2019

    For temperate zone countries, dependent on natural rubber from the tropics, the risk of distribution in supply has led to other sources of natural rubber.  Click here to learn more.

  9. Rubber & Plastics News: Hydroponics cultivation has high yield potential for TKS

    Dec 10, 2019

    Natural rubber is ubiquitous in our economy with more than 50,000 products requiring natural rubber, including military grade tires.  Yet significant global shortfalls are projected.  Click here to read more.

  10. Katrina Cornish receives 2019 Ohio Faculty Council Technology Commercialization Award

    Dec 10, 2019

    Congratulations to Katrina Cornish for winning the 2019 Ohio Faculty Council Technology Commercialization Award! Katrina was recognized for her work with her start-up company, EnergyEne, Inc., and guayule latex.

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