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

Student Award Winners  

The Center Directors and Industry Advisory Board (IAB) have instituted Student Awards to recognize the exceptional work of students conducting CenTiRe funded projects.  The awards are based on IAB members’ voting during the project ....


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...

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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...

Dr. Kennedy Featured in Tyre Asia Magazine   

Dr. Kennedy, the Managing Director of CenTiRe, was interviewed in the Tyre Asia magazine. The focus was on tire contribution to autonomous vehicles and tire materials. This is an excellent article. 

Article can be found HERE

Student Award Winners: Spring 2016 IAB Meeting   

Awards were given to students at the recent IAB meeting.  The students were evaluated by the IAB members based on their project technical work, presentation, and answers to questions. 

Semi-active Double Damper

At CenTiRe, we are always trying to find new ways to improve the performance of an automobile by continued research into tires and suspension systems.

Dynamic Friction and Wear Tester

This equipment was designed and manufactured during a previous CenTiRe funded project to characterize and verify tire tread / road surface dynamic friction.  It is currently being adapted for use in the currently funded project on multi-scale modeling of tire wear.