Center for Tire Research
An NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

The faculty members at the two university sites provide their expertise to propose and guide the research work carried out at the Center. Each year the faculty submit research proposals to the Center’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB) in response to the IAB’s request for proposals. They are also free to submit research proposals on topics not requested by the IAB, but which could be of interest to the members.

During the conduction of the research project, the faculty provide their technical expertise and guidance to the graduate student(s) performing the research. They also interact with the industry mentors and IAB members, which can result in additional future research opportunities.

Ricardo.Burdisso

Dr. Ricardo Burdisso
Professor
153 Durham Hall
1145 Perry Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061 (USA)
540-231-0461
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Dr. John Jelesko
Associate Professor
548 Latham Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-0680
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sandu 2014

Dr. Corina Sandu
Professor
104 Randolph Hall
460 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-7467
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ADVL Laboratory

tarazaga 2014

Dr. Pablo Tarazaga
Assistant Professor
213A Goodwin Hall 
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 240601
540-231-2906
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VTSIL Laboratory
VAST Laboratory

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Dr. David Simmons
Assistant Professor
Department of Polymer Science
Akron, Ohio 44325
330-972-6675
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yalin. dong 2014

Dr. Yalin Dong
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Akron, Ohio 44325
330-972-6027
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Li.Jia

Dr. Li Jia
Assistant Professor
Department of Polymer Science
Akron, Ohio 44325
330-972-7511
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Jiahua Jack Zhu 2014

Dr. Jiahua Jack Zhu
Assistant Professor
411A Whitby Hall
Akron, Ohio 44325
330-972-6859
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Dr. Abhilash Chandy
Associate Professor
114 Auburn Science and Engineering Crt.
Akron, Ohio 44325
330-972-8676
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pugh 2014

Dr. Coleen Pugh
Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Polymer Science
Akron, Ohio 44325
330-972-6614
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Jana 2014

Dr. Sadhan Jana
Professor
Department of Polymer Engineering
AKron, Ohio 44325
330-972-8293
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celal2014 Dr. Celal Batur
Professor and Department Chair
Office: ASEC 101 and ASEC 313C
Phone: 330-972-8698
Fax: 330-972-6027
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