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

Pugh Coleen Dr. Teresa Cutright
Professor
University of Akron: Department of Polymer Science
Project: Assessment of the biotic and abiotic (chemical and environmental weathering) degradation on the fate of tire and road wear particles in soils
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Jae Won Choi Dr. Jae-Won Choi
Professor
University of Akron: Department of Polymer Science
Project: 3D printed smart tires for health monitoring
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  Dr. Yalin Dong
Professor
University of Akron: Department of Polymer Science
Project: Evaluating rubber aging on tire durability: A combined modeling and experimental approach
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Farhad Siamak Dr. Siamak Farhad
Assistant Professor
University of Akron: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Project: Very high frequency testing of tire tread compounds for improved prediction of wet traction performance
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330-972-7469
Li Jia.2 Dr. Li Jia
Assistant Professor
University of Akron: Department of Polymer Science
Project: Supramolecular reinforcement of rubber
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330-972-7511
David Simmons.2
Dr. David Simmons
Assistant Professor
University of Akron: Department of Polymer Science
Project: Modeling strain-energy distributions and failure properties for idealized particle dispersions and interfaces in filled elastomers
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330-972-6675
coleen pugh.2 Dr. Coleen Pugh
Professor and Interim Chair
University of Akron: Department of Polymer Science
Project: Assessment of the biotic and abiotic (chemical and environmental weathering) degradation on the fate of tire and road wear particles in soils
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Zhu Jiahua Dr. Jiahua Zhu
Professor
University of Akron: Department of Polymer Engineering
Project: Evaluating rubber aging on tire durability: A combined modeling and experimental approach
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