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

STEM Outreach in South Carolina with Dr. Kennedy  

As part of our Center’s STEM outreach efforts, Ron Kennedy visited Dent Middle School in Columbia, South Carolina (where his daughter is a 6th grade math teacher).  He spoke to two groups of combined 6th grade math and science classes, one with 38 girls and the other with 28 boys.  

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Industry Advisory Board Meeting: June 2015  

CenTiRe held their bi-annual Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting June 1~2 at the Inn at Virginia Tech.  This is an important meeting, as our industry members decide on.....

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Student Awards Given at IAB Meeting   

Awards were given to our graduate students at the IAB meeting for their project presentations..

Mentoring Teams   

We are in the process of forming the mentoring teams of industry members to help guide and interact with the students and faculty during the upcoming academic year...

Visa Acquired and Job Accepted  

Dr. I-Ta Chang, Dr. Sancaktar's post-doc who worked on his CenTiRe funded project, has received his work visa...

Athena Award Finalist 

Dr. Judit Pusakas, a former faculty member on a CenTiRe project, has been named the 2015 ATHENA Award finalist...

Successful Defense 

Yaswanth Siramdasu successfully defended his PhD, titled "Discrete Tire Model Application for Vehicle Dynamics Performance Enhancement".

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Fall IAB Meeting  

CenTiRe held its semi-annual Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting November 9-10 in Akron, Ohio.  The main focus of the meeting is on the research work..... group photo 

Student Award Winners  

The Center Directors and Industry Advisory Board (IAB) have instituted Student Awards to recognize the exceptional work of students conducting CenTiRe funded projects.  The awards are based on IAB members’ voting during the project ....

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13th European Conference of the ISTVS  

Prof. Corina Sandu, Director of the Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory and ME Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies, attended the 13th European Conference of the International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems (ISTVS), Oct. 20-23, 2015, in Rome, Italy...

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Dr. Corina Sandu (left) ISTVS General Secretary, Dr. Lutz Richter (center), who announced the ISTVS Award at the conference, and
Dr. Schalk Els (right), ISTVS Regional Secretary for Africa