CenTiRe Awards 2022 Industry Mentor of the Year
The CenTiRe team is proud to bestow the 2022 Industry Mentor of the Year award to Dr. Toshio Tada of the Sumitomo Rubber and Tire Company. The nominations for this award were submitted by the Principle Investigators and academic researchers with a project concluding in 2022. They were asked to identify the industry mentor(s) who most influenced the direction of their research by providing significant expertise and support. While many industry mentor nominations were received, Dr. Tadas' efforts were recognized by many of our researchers for sharing his expertise in the materials field and providing samples for research testing. This is the first Industry Mentor of the Year award issued by the CenTiRe team and we plan to further recognize our invaluable industry mentors by presenting this award yearly.