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

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 

13th European Conference of the ISTVS  

Prof. Corina Sandu, Director of the Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory and ME Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies, attended the 13th European Conference of the International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems (ISTVS), Oct. 20-23, 2015, in Rome, Italy...

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Dr. Corina Sandu (left) ISTVS General Secretary, Dr. Lutz Richter (center), who announced the ISTVS Award at the conference, and
Dr. Schalk Els (right), ISTVS Regional Secretary for Africa

Romesh Batra Wins ASME Award   

Dr. Romesh Batra, who has a currently funded CenTiRe project, has won the 2015 American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) Honorary Membership Award.  This award is given to no more than 5 people ...

CenTiRe Booth Displayed at Recent Expos   

CenTiRe had their booth at two technical meeting Expos this fall to reach out to potential new member companies and connect with our existing members...

RDExpo Oct2015-5


Prasad Raut, graduate student at the University of Akron received two awards:

  • 2015 Ohio Rubber Group (ORG) Graduate Student Award
  • The ACS Rubber Division awarded him the "2015 Paul Glasgow Student Scholarship-ACS Rubber Division Akron Student Chapter," along with the "Certificate of Excellence".

Newly Graduated Students   

Four students recently completed both their CenTiRe funded projects and their PhD programs.  Three of the four are now working in the tire industry at member companies...