Graduate Research Associate
Nathaniel King-Smith graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering specializing in energy and the environment. He is currently working toward obtaining his PhD in Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering advised by Dr. Katrina Cornish. His research focus is on hydroponics and controlled environment agriculture, specifically working on optimizing the hydroponic growth of Taraxacum kok-saghyz (TK). Nate's research explores the possibility of vertical farming of the TK plant as well as quantifying and utilizing this plant's naturally high rubber content for sustainable, alternative rubber products.