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

Paper Accepted

Qian Li and Dr. Romesh Batra had a paper, "Material Model for Large Deformations of Fiber-reinforced Rubberlike Materials with Different Response in Tension and Compression" accept in Tire Science and Technology. 

Product Developed 

The product, developed by Professor Josh Wong, Co-PI of CenTire, became the basis for a company called Akron Ascent Innovations (AAI), co-founded by Barry Rosenbaum, University of Akron Research Foundation Senior Fellow and AAI president.
AAI has now been awarded a $736,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from the NSF to commercialize and scale up production of its reusable, easily removable adhesive.
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STEM Outreach in South Carolina with Dr. Kennedy  

As part of our Center’s STEM outreach efforts, Ron Kennedy visited Dent Middle School in Columbia, South Carolina (where his daughter is a 6th grade math teacher).  He spoke to two groups of combined 6th grade math and science classes, one with 38 girls and the other with 28 boys.  


Industry Advisory Board Meeting: June 2015  

CenTiRe held their bi-annual Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting June 1~2 at the Inn at Virginia Tech.  This is an important meeting, as our industry members decide on.....

Dee.June 2015 

Student Awards Given at IAB Meeting   

Awards were given to our graduate students at the IAB meeting for their project presentations..

Mentoring Teams   

We are in the process of forming the mentoring teams of industry members to help guide and interact with the students and faculty during the upcoming academic year...

Visa Acquired and Job Accepted  

Dr. I-Ta Chang, Dr. Sancaktar's post-doc who worked on his CenTiRe funded project, has received his work visa...

Athena Award Finalist 

Dr. Judit Pusakas, a former faculty member on a CenTiRe project, has been named the 2015 ATHENA Award finalist...

Successful Defense 

Yaswanth Siramdasu successfully defended his PhD, titled "Discrete Tire Model Application for Vehicle Dynamics Performance Enhancement".


Fall IAB Meeting  

CenTiRe held its semi-annual Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting November 9-10 in Akron, Ohio.  The main focus of the meeting is on the research work..... group photo