The Rubber Division, ACS announces Spring Technical Meeting keynote speaker

Akron, OH – The Rubber Division, ACS announced that Dr. Katrina Cornish will be the Keynote Speaker at this year’s Spring Technical Meeting. Dr. Cornish will also be honored as our 2024 Charles Goodyear Medalist at this event. Bio: Katrina Cornish, Ph.D., is a global expert on alternate rubber and latex production, processing and products with over 30 years in rubber biosynthesis, physiology, germplasm improvement, production systems innovation, and alternative feedstocks in the Government, Commercial and University sectors. Her inventions and leadership provide the foundation of the current worldwide efforts to develop alternative natural rubber crops. Currently, she is Ohio Research Scholar/Endowed Chair Bioemergent Materials at The Ohio State University, a fellow of the National academy of Inventors and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and founder and CEO of EnergyEne, Inc, and several other start-up companies. Dr. Cornish leads a program on alternate rubber production, bio-based fillers and exploitation of opportunity feedstocks from agriculture and food processing wastes for value-added products and biofuels.

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