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

NEXT IAB MEETING

Spring IAB Meeting: June 12-13, 2018 Blacksburg, VA 

WE WELCOME NEW MEMBER: MICHELIN

We welcome Michelin as a returning member of CenTiRe.

NEXT IAB MEETING

OCTOBER 5TH & 6TH 

The Center’s next IAB meeting will be held October 5-6 in Akron, Ohio at the Fairlawn Hilton.  It has been scheduled for the Thursday and Friday the week before the ACS Rubber Division Conference and Expo to make it easier for our international members to arrange their travel schedules.  Mark your calendars.  Additional information for the meeting will be emailed to our members soon.

WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Continental & GM

NEW CENTIRE WEBSITE

The previous CenTiRe website was starting to show its age, and so a brand new website has been developed.  The new website provides much more information on the Center in the publically accessible pages to draw additional companies into membership.  The account and password protected Members Area was enhanced to make navigation much easier. The new website can be accessed at centire.org. 

FILES RECENTLY UPLOADED TO THE MEMBERS AREA OF THE WEBSITE

Materials from projects, meetings, and appropriate outside sources are uploaded to the Members Area of the CenTiRe website for access by our industry members and as a repository of information. 

IAB MEETING JUNE

The CenTiRe Industry Advisory Board (IAB) held their Spring meeting June 6-7 in Blacksburg, Virginia.

INVENTION DISCLOSURE SUBMITTED

Dr. Siamak Farhad and his graduate student Roja Esmaeeli have submitted an Invention Disclosure to the University of Akron for test device technology arising from their CenTiRe funded project

CENTIRE RESEARCH PROJECTS

All research projects that are performed at CenTiRe are selected, mentored, and reviewed by our industry members.  Projects can span 1-3 years, and so we have projects completing while others are continuing or just starting. 

PROJECT MENTORING

The project mentoring process is an important part of the success of the CenTiRe funded projects.  Industry members have the opportunity to assign mentors to the project to: