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

The students involved in the CenTiRe funded projects are a vital part of the Center. They gain valuable experience in carrying out the research work as a part of their graduate school program, interacting with the industry mentors in the monthly project updates, and presenting to the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) members at the bi-annual meetings. Many of our students have moved on to full time employment with our industry members after graduation or participated in internships at member locations during their studies.

ChuangSu
Chuang Su
Virginia Tech: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D: Spring 2018
Project: Multiscale modeling of tire wear
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Sunish Vadakkeveetil
Virginia Tech: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D: Spring 2019
Project: Multiscale modeling of tire wear
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Emilio Jimenez
Virginia Tech: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D: May 2018
Project: Tire-ice model validation and comparative analysis of tractive performance of tires on ice
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Christopher (Cody) Dickinson
Virginia Tech: Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science
Ph.D:
Project: Modulating silica-rubber interface by biorenewable urushiol-derived silanes
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 sterling granda.2
Sterling McBride Granda
Virginia Tech: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D: August 2019
Projects: 1. Tire-pavement noise modeling and correlation with experiments
2. A wave propagation approach for prediction of tire-pavement interaction noise (TPIN)
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 anahita emami.2
Anahita Emami
Virginia Tech: Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
Ph.D
: Spring 2018
Projects: 1. Multiscale modeling of tire wear 2. Comprehensive multi-scale modeling of tire abrasion
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 mohammad albakri.2
Dr. Mohammad Albakri
Virginia Tech: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Post-Doc
Project: Static and operational characterization of tires modal vibration with novel non-contact techniques
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Aamir Khan
Virginia Tech: Department of Mechanical Engineering
M.S.: Fall 2017
Project: Tire-ice model validation and comparative analysis of tractive performance of tires on ice
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Nischal Karthik Mapakshi
Virginia Tech: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D: May 2022
Project: Comprehensive multi-scale modeling of tire abrasion
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Roja Esmaeeli
University of Akron: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D: Fall 2019
Project: Very high frequency testing of tire tread compounds for improved prediction of wet traction performance
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 Xuesong yan.2
Xuesong Yan
University of Akron: Department of Polymer Science
Ph.D: Spring 2019
Project: Modulating silica-rubber interface by biorenewable urushiol-derived silanes
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 scott smith.2
Scott Smith
University of Akron: Department of Polymer Engineering
Ph.D: August 2018
Project: Modeling strain-energy distributions and failure properties for idealized particle dispersions and interfaces in filled elastomers
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 hamad albehaijan.2
Hamad Albehaijan
University of Akron: Department of Polymer Engineering
M.S.
Project: Crosslinking combinations involving benzocyclobutene chemistry
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 akshata kulkarni.2
Akshata Kulkarni
University of Akron: Department of Polymer Engineering
Ph.D: Fall 2021
Project: Crosslinking combinations involving benzocyclobutene chemistry
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