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

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

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.

CenTiRe LinkedIn Company Page

CenTiRe has developed a company page on the online networking site LinkedIn.  Basic information about the Center can be found on the page, with a link to the CenTiRe website to obtain more information.

CenTiRe Applicaiton for Phase II I/UCRC

The NSF I/UCRC program awards grants for administrative operation in 5 year phases.  While NSF funding does not go toward projects, the grant serves a valuable role in helping the Center fund its current operations and expansion. 

CenTiRe Lead Center in $1.2 Million NSF Grant

CenTiRe was the lead recipient of a multi-I/UCRC NSF grant to investigate the integration of sensors into tires.  Researchers at three I/UCRC’s at Virginia Tech, one I/UCRC at Penn State University, and 12 industry partners are collaborating on the $1.2 million National Science Foundation-funded project. Dr. Saied Taheri, CenTiRe Director, is the lead investigator.

Polymer Engineer Receives NSF Award to Study The Mystery of Glassy Materials

Dr. David Simmons is UA’s latest recipient of a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award. The assistant professor of polymer engineering will receive a $475,000 grant to support his research project titled, “Glass formation in strongly interacting polymers – predictive understanding from high-throughput simulation and theory.”

Interview with PK Mohamed

Excellent interview with P.K. Mohamed in the Rubber & Tyre Magazine, "Trye Technology is An Amalgamation of Science And Engineering."  P.K. Mohamed works for Apollo Tyre who is a member of CenTiRe. He serves on the CenTiRe Industrial Advisory Board. 

Article Link: CLICK HERE
Source: Rubber & Tyre 

CenTiRe Research Project Updates

All projects 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. 

New Member: MAXXIS

Earlier this spring we welcomed Maxxis Tire as a member of CenTiRe.  They have already become an active participant in the Center by taking part in the new project proposal assessment process and attending the Spring IAB meeting.  We look forward to many years of interaction and involvement.

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