1. Two Cornish Lab Students Graduated!!

    May 13, 2020

    Two Cornish Lab students graduated in December! Congratulations to Tony Xianjie Ren for earning his PhD and Mingde Liu for earning Masters!! We are so proud of their accomplishments and wish them all the best in their future endeavors! Click here to learn more about these remarkable graduates and other Cornish Lab alumni!

  2. Katrina Cornish Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

    Mar 31, 2020

    The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Katrina Cornish, Ph.D., Endowed Chair and Ohio Research Scholar, Bioemergent Materials, Horticulture and Crop Science/Agricultural and Biological Engienering, The Ohio State University to its College of Fellows. Click here to read more!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

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

    Jan 10, 2020

    The votes are in, the people have spoken, and it’s clear you all care about the environment and about coming up with an alternative to plastics. The award for coolest Ohio State science story of 2019 goes to a team of researchers who are working on a promising biodegradable alternative to the plastic that covers grocery-store food. More than 12,000 votes were cast in the contest at Ohio State News.  Click here to read more!

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.