Katrina Cornish, Ph.D., FNAI, FAAAS
Endowed Chair and Ohio Research Scholar, Bioemergent Materials
The Ohio State University
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
1680 Madison Avenue
Biographical Sketch: Professor Katrina Cornish is the Ohio Research Scholar and Endowed Chair, Bioemergent Materials, at the Ohio State University. Cornish is a leading global expert on alternate rubber production, processing and products, and exploitation of opportunity feedstocks and wastes, for sustainable and resilient bioproducts and biofuels, and her research and inventions form the foundation of the alternate rubber industry. She is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Among many awards, she is the recipient of a Good Housekeeping Award for Women in Government, Outstanding Research Scientist of the Year (USDA-ARS), an ACS Presidential Award, and Outstanding Research Scientist of the Year (AAIC). She has 36 issued and pending US and International patents, 14 of which have been licensed to private industry, and >200 academic publications. She is the founder of EnergyEne, Inc., EnergyEne Australia Pty. Ltd, EnergyEne Africa, and DamSafe LLC. She has and serves on the editorial boards of Industrial Crops and Products, Phytochemistry and Industrial Biotechnology. She is a board member of Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio, and serves on the external Scientific Advisory Board of Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Biology and a B.Sc. (1st Class Honours) in Biological Sciences from the University of Birmingham, England.
16 Compositional Analysis of Taraxacum kok-saghyz Roots, an Alternative Source of Natural Rubber 19 Fabrication and Improved Performance of Poly-(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) for Packaging By Addition of High Molecular Weight Natural Rubber 47 Waste-Derived Reinforcing Fillers in Guayule and Hevea Natural Rubber