Sailun Tire Joins CenTiRe as an Industry Member
We are happy to announce that Sailun Tire has officially joined our Industry Advisory Board as an associate member. Sailun Tire is a global tire manufacturer, reaching over $2.5B in tire sales in 2021. They look to be very active participants in our organization and have already designated over 15 of their technical experts as industry mentors to our current research projects. We look forward to personally welcoming Sailun Tire to our industry team during our upcoming Spring IAB Conference in April.
CenTiRe Industry Advisory Board Conference April 2023
The Spring Industry Advisory Board (IAB) conference will be held live and hosted by Virginia Tech on April 11 & 12, 2023. The Center's IAB members will review current projects, review and decide on new project funding, and provide oversight on the operations of the center.
If your company is not yet a member of CenTiRe, we welcome you to attend the IAB conference to view how our center operates and interact with our current members, faculty, and students. Contact Greg Bunting
CenTiRe Industry Advisory Board Meeting October 2022 :
The Fall Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting will be held online October 25 - 26, 2022. The Center's IAB members will review current projects and provide oversight on the operations of the Center.
If your company is not yet a member of CenTiRe, we welcome you to attend the IAB meeting to view how the Center operates and interact with our current members, faculty, and students. Contact Greg Bunting (
Location of Meeting: Hilton Akron Fairlawn ~ Akron OH
Registration: Goto IAB Meeting tab above
CenTiRe: 2022 Tire Society Conference Articles
2 of our CenTiRe funded projects are planned to be presented at the 2022 Tire Society Conference next month. The projects are:
- TEST-2021-C13-3: Automated Vibration Mode Shape Characterization of Radial Tire using Zernike Moments and Flattening, Junhyeon Seo Virginia Polytechnic Institute
- SUST-2020-D5-8: Enhanced Crystallinity of Recycled PET Materials, Gavan Lienhart University of Akron
Both of these projects' draft presentations have been previously submitted for IAB content review and we fully expect to gain approval prior to the conference.
Like CenTiRe, the Tire Society is recognized as a leading membership organization for tire science and research, engineering, technology and innovation. CenTiRe is proud to partner with the Tire Society in furthering tire innovation, and we encourage our industry members to participate in the 2022 Tire Society conference, hosted by the University of Akron, on September 12 & 13. I've attached a copy of the 2022 conference program, and additional information on event registration be found here: