Graduate Student, Cindy Barrera-Martinez, places first at the American Chemical Society’s International Elastomer Conference

Oct. 19, 2015

Cindy Barrera-Martinez, PhD Candidate and Fulbright Scholar, won first place in the competitive student colloquium at the American Chemical Society’s International Elastomers Conference held this year in Cleveland Ohio. Her paper presented, Bio-Based Natural Rubber Nanocomposites made from Agro-Industrial Byproducts, earned her top honors.

University students from around the globe gathered for a full day of presentations and posters at this annual conference.  All student work was judged by attendees, as students compete for four scholarships in the areas of Best Undergraduate/Graduate Paper.  Presentations were judged on content, scope, originality, clarity, organization, delivery, visual aids and subject knowledge.

Professor Katrina Cornish,  Endowed Chair and Ohio Research Scholar of Bioemergent Materials, in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, serves as Cindy’s faculty advisor.