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

The research and operation of CenTiRe is guided by representative(s) designated by each of the industry member companies to serve on the Industry Advisory Board (IAB).  Acting as a consortium of members, the IAB meets twice yearly at the Center's university sites to collectively review projects, determine future research directions, select new projects and decide on funding, and provide input on Center practices and procedures.  Other meetings may be held online during the year to conduct specific business of the Center.  The IAB members also act as a conduit to facilitate the incorporation of the results and deliverables from the Center's research work into their respective companies.  The Center is grateful for the time, efforts and expertise provided by the IAB members, as this is critical for its success.

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 IAB Chair
Greg F. Bunting
General Motors Company
Senior Staff Engineer
Global Tire Technical Expert
Tire-Wheel Systems
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248-534-9548
 JanTerziyski Jan Terziyski, Ph.D.
Program Manager
Nexen Tire America Technology Center
4150 Highlander Pkwy, Ste. 400, Richfield, OH 44286
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T. 330-659-4810 x. 225
  Toshio Tada
Material Research and Development HQ.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
Rheology, Polymer Physics,
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+81-78-265 5653
  Brian C. Baddorf
Hankook Tire Company
Americas Technical Center; Tire Engineering Technology Dept.
Noise & Vibration; Acoustics
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 MJJones PIC  Michael J. Jones
General Motors Proving Grounds
Vehicle Performance Owner for Tires & Wheels
Global Vehicle Dynamics Center
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248-930-7196
 Nihar Raje 2018 Nihar Raje
Bridgestone Americas Inc.
Product Development
Advanced System Engineering
Material modeling, Friction and Wear mechanics, Fatigue and fracture mechanics.
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(330) 379-4627
 Michael Andrews Michelin Michael Andrews
Director of External Research
Michelin North America Inc.
Michelin Americas Research Center
Scientific Software, Numerical Modeling, and Finite Element Analysis
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864-422-4560
 Sujith Nair Photograph Sujith S. Nair
Vice President (R&D Centre of Excellence)
CEAT Limited, India
Tyre Materials, Compounding & Manufacturing Technology
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+91 – 96876 76705
 Mehran Motamedi Profile pic Mehran Motamedi
Bridgestone Americas
Advanced System Engineering
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