1. Parker Evans wins 3MT Challenge at 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 here to read more and watch his presentation!

  2. 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!!

  3. 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.

  4. Earth911 Podcast: Dr. Katrina Cornish on the Future of Rubber Production

    May 7, 2019

    Dr. Katrina Cornish developed a genetically engineered dandelion to produce natural latex — which is primarily imported from Southeast Asia — in vertical indoor farms in the U.S. As the scientific adviser to American Sustainable Rubber Company, Dr. Cornish is working to commercialize T.K. Dandelion rubber for the sporting goods, medical supplies, and tire industries.

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 

  7. Guayule glove

    From Natural Rubber to Medical Glove

    Feb 2, 2019

    An Ohio State University researcher and her team have created the first medical glove that can block radiation while meeting federal guidelines and not triggering allergic reactions.  Check it out here.

  8. Rubber dandelion roots

    Dandelions Ruin Your Front Yard but Could Be the Future of the Rubber Industry

    Oct 3, 2018

    Scientists have been tackling the vexing issue for decades, trying new tactics and engineering new equipment. Researchers have traveled to the high plains in Kazakhstan in pursuit. Companies and governments are spending heavily.  Their mission: Grow more dandelions.  Click here to read more.

  9. Dr. Katrina Cornish speaks to women in South Africa about guayule cultivation

    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.

  10. FABE Ph.D Grad Student Receives People's Choice Award at 2018 OSU Materials Week (Video)

    May 21, 2018

    Xianjie (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!