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  1. 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.

  2. Rubber Industry's Auto Suppliers Find Inspiration in Unlikely Places

    Oct 1, 2019

    Sometime in the mid-1990s, when Katrina Cornish saw a load of freshly picked tomatoes in a hopper being transported from a farm on the back of a truck.  She didn't view that load of tomatoes as most people would. She wondered instead about the tomatoes on the bottom of the container and realized that the skins would have to be pretty tough to handle that much stress.  Click here to learn more.

  3. Natural Rubber Biosecurity and Biodiversification

    Jul 29, 2019

    Natural rubber is an extremely important, agricultural resource vital to all modern economies. It is curiously underappreciated because many people assume that all rubber is synthetic. However, the total rubber market is about 45 % natural rubber because synthetic rubber, which is made from fossil reserves, cannot replace natural rubber in many applications.  Read more by clicking here.

  4. Katrina Cornish receives BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Lifetime Achievement Award

    Jun 19, 2019

    Katrina Cornish, an Ohio Research Scholar and Endowed Chair in Bio-based Emergent Materials at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), recently received the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Lifetime Achievement Award for scientific excellence and impact in the field.  Click here to read more!

  5. Hat trick: Katrina Cornish receives 3 Innovator of the Year Awards

    Jun 19, 2019

    Institute for Materials Research faculty member Katrina Cornish received in quick succession three accolades for her impact in innovative research at The Ohio State University.  Cornish, an Ohio Research Scholar and Endowed Chair in Bio-based Emergent Materials at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), received three Innovator of the Year awards between April and May.  Click here to read more.

  6. Parker Evans wins 3MT Challenge at 2019 OSU Materials Week

    May 20, 2019

    Top prize this year went to Parker Evans, a doctoral candidate in Translational Plant Sciences and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE). He presented “Translating between Electronic and Ionic Systems,“ in which he summarized his research adapting electronic control strategies that communicate in utilized electrons to biological processes that are primarily ionic in nature. Click to read more and watch his presentation!

  7. Dr. Katrina Cornish named IMR Innovator of the Year

    May 20, 2019

    Dr. Cornish did it again!!  She was awarded her THIRD Innovator of the Year Award within the last month at the recent IMR Materials Week conference.  Congratulations!!

  8. Dr. Katrina Cornish named OSU Innovator of the Year

    May 17, 2019

    As OSU expands its role in the commercialization of research, it is important to reward research creativity and entrepreneurship. Several university-wide awards were presented on April 24th, at the Research and Innovation Showcase hosted by the Office of Research and Corporate Engagement Office. Please click here to read about Dr. Cornish's recognition.

  9. A Rubber Producing Dandelion May Mean a Solution to Deforestation Problems in Asia

    May 1, 2019

    Approximately 13 million tons are collected every year from tapping 39 billion liters of latex (by hand!) from rubber trees, mostly in southeast Asia - enough to fill over 5,200 Olympic-sized swimming pools. What if something went wrong with that supply?  Click here to read about Dr. Cornish's solution.

  10. Dr. Katrina Cornish named CFAES Innovator of the Year

    May 1, 2019

    Congratulations to Dr. Katrina Cornish for being named CFAES Innovator of the Year!!  Please click here to read more about this prestigious honor.

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