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

Romesh Batra Wins ASME Award   

Dr. Romesh Batra, who has a currently funded CenTiRe project, has won the 2015 American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) Honorary Membership Award.  This award is given to no more than 5 people ...

CenTiRe Booth Displayed at Recent Expos   

CenTiRe had their booth at two technical meeting Expos this fall to reach out to potential new member companies and connect with our existing members...

RDExpo Oct2015-5


Prasad Raut, graduate student at the University of Akron received two awards:

  • 2015 Ohio Rubber Group (ORG) Graduate Student Award
  • The ACS Rubber Division awarded him the "2015 Paul Glasgow Student Scholarship-ACS Rubber Division Akron Student Chapter," along with the "Certificate of Excellence".

Newly Graduated Students   

Four students recently completed both their CenTiRe funded projects and their PhD programs.  Three of the four are now working in the tire industry at member companies...

Dr. Kennedy Featured in Tyre Asia Magazine   

Dr. Kennedy, the Managing Director of CenTiRe, was interviewed in the Tyre Asia magazine. The focus was on tire contribution to autonomous vehicles and tire materials. This is an excellent article. 

Article can be found HERE

Student Award Winners: Spring 2016 IAB Meeting   

Awards were given to students at the recent IAB meeting.  The students were evaluated by the IAB members based on their project technical work, presentation, and answers to questions. 

Semi-active Double Damper

At CenTiRe, we are always trying to find new ways to improve the performance of an automobile by continued research into tires and suspension systems.

Dynamic Friction and Wear Tester

This equipment was designed and manufactured during a previous CenTiRe funded project to characterize and verify tire tread / road surface dynamic friction.  It is currently being adapted for use in the currently funded project on multi-scale modeling of tire wear.

CenTiRe LinkedIn Company Page

CenTiRe has developed a company page on the online networking site LinkedIn.  Basic information about the Center can be found on the page, with a link to the CenTiRe website to obtain more information.

CenTiRe Applicaiton for Phase II I/UCRC

The NSF I/UCRC program awards grants for administrative operation in 5 year phases.  While NSF funding does not go toward projects, the grant serves a valuable role in helping the Center fund its current operations and expansion.