1. Women, Agriculture, Medical Gloves, and Condoms

    Jul 31, 2018

    Prof Katrina Cornish is collaborating with the South African government and the University of the Western Cape (UWC), on South African village-based woman-run guayule cultivation, and  low-tech co-op based processing, and regional condom manufacturing. Click here to read more.

  2. FABE Ph.D Grad Student Receives People's Choice Award at 2018 OSU Materials Week

    May 21, 2018

    Tony Ren did it again!  This year, he was a finalist for the 3MT Three Minute Thesis Competition receiving the People's Choice Award at the 2018 OSU Materials Week!  Check out this link to learn more!


  3. What is the chance of herbicide resistance in Buckeye Gold jumping over to common dandelion?

    May 16, 2018

    Could herbicide resistance in Buckeye Gold transfer to common dandelion? Click here to read our latest article in Ohio's Country Journal.

  4. Guayule gloves

    EnergyEne Looks for Investment, Expansion into Guayule Products

    Feb 7, 2018

    EnergyEne Inc. is getting hands-on in the development of guayule as an alternative to natural rubber with a radiation attenuation glove that doesn't trigger latex allergies and has better polymer-filler interaction, according to CEO Katrina Cornish.  You can read more by clicking here.

  5. Three Cornish Lab Students Graduated!!

    Jan 19, 2018

    Three Cornish Lab students graduated in December! Congratulations to David Ramirez, Lily Luo, and Akbar Ghaffar for earning their PhD's!! 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!

  6. Cornish Receives Top Recognition from AAIC

    Oct 3, 2017

    Dr. Katrina Cornish received the A. E. Thompson Career Achievement Award last week at the 2017 International Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC) Conference. This award is AAIC’s highest honor.  Please click here to learn more about this prestigious award.

  7. Two Graduate Students Recognized by AAIC

    Oct 3, 2017

    Two FABE graduate students were recognized at the recent Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Annual Conference. David Ramirez and Tony Ren were both recognized alongside their advisor, Dr. Katrina Cornish, who received the A. E. Thompson Career Achievement Award.  Read the article by clicking here.

  8. FABE Ph.D. Grad Student Receives Awards at 2017 OSU Materials Week

    Oct 3, 2017

    Congratulations Tony Ren, recipient of the 2017 OSU Materials Week Best Poster Award and Runnerup for the Three Minute Thesis Competition!  Click here to read more!
  9. GM Commits to 'Green' Natural Rubber for Millions of Tires

    Jul 20, 2017

    General Motors said it will commit to buying sustainable natural rubber for the 49 million tires it buys annually, an initiative aimed at helping small rubber farmers while protecting company profits by ensuring the material’s long-term availability.  Click here to read the article.

  10. Natural Rubber- US Centric Industrial Crop Innovation for BioEconomy Growth

    May 31, 2017

    The US can support rubber/energy crops the size of corn or soybean with hundreds of thousands of new jobs, and the need is pressing, because world rubber demand is expected to grow from 12 million tons in 2014 to 30 million tons by 2030.  Click here to see Dr. Cornish's illuminating overview of the alternatives at ABLC 2017 in Washington.