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

STUDENT TOUR OF TMSI
The CenTiRe student group continued their goal of providing students involved in Center funded research with opportunities to learn about the industries represented by the member companies and having opportunities to network together. At the student section session at the Fall IAB meeting the students heard a presentation from Continental Tire. The group then toured the facility of member company TMSI at the completion of the meeting.

STUDENT AWARD WINNERS

The CenTiRe Industry Advisory Board greatly appreciates the work performed by the students in their projects. As a part of recognizing this the IAB gives prizes based on their evaluation of the students’ presentations during the IAB meeting for technical content, presentation, and response to questions. Based on the evaluation tally the students are awarded company items donated by the industry members.

COMPLETED PROJECTS

Two CenTiRe funded projects completed this fall. Final reports and software deliverables from the projects were submitted to the Center and made available to all industry members via the Members Area of the Center’s website.

NEW RESEARCH PROPOSALS SELECTION BEGUN

CenTiRe seeks to conduct pre-competitive research in areas collectively identified by its industry members as critical to their companies and the industry.

BOOTH AT TIRE TECHNOLOGY EXPO - HANNOVER, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 20-22, 2018


CenTiRe will again have a booth at the Tire Technology Expo being held in at the Deutsche Messe in Hannover, Germany February 20-22, 2018. Our booth will be located at position C401 in the Chemicals, Materials, Tire Design, and Research section of Expo hall 20.

TIRE SOCIETY CONFERENCE PLENARY SPEAKER

CenTiRe’s Managing Director, Ron Kennedy, was invited to be the Plenary session speaker at this year’s Tire Society Conference in September in Akron, Ohio. 

RPUG CONFERENCE

The Road Profile Users Group (RPUG) is a technical organization made up people from federal and state highway departments and companies that are responsible for measurement and characterization of road surfaces. CenTiRe’s Managing Director has established a presence in RPUG to facilitate exchange of information since road surface properties such as friction and roughness also have importance in tire and vehicle performance.

NSF I-CORP GRANT GIVEN TO DR. SAIED TAHERI

Dr. Saied Taheri, CenTiRe Director, has recently been given a National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps grant for his work on intelligent tires.

FALL IAB MEETING

The CenTiRe Industry Advisory Board (IAB) held their Fall meeting October 5-6 in Akron, Ohio. This is one of two meetings held each year for representatives from the member companies to review projects and conduct the business of the Center.

UPCOMING EVENTS

* Member company response to project invention licensing / patent opportunity – January 17, 2018
* New Research Proposals received from faculty – February 9, 2018
* CenTiRe booth at Tire Technology Expo – Hannover, Germany – February 20-22, 2018