CenTiRe Announces the Completion of Sustainability Research Project
CenTiRe is proud to announce the completion of research project Enhanced Crystallinity of Recycled PET Materials.
CenTiRe Announces Leadership Change at the University of Akron
CenTiRe leadership team member Dr Josh Wong, Site Director at the University of Akron, is resigning from University of Akron effective September 1, 2022, and is stepping down from his leadership role in CenTiRe.
CenTiRe Awards 2022 Industry Mentor of the Year
The CenTiRe team is proud to bestow the 2022 Industry Mentor of the Year award to Dr. Toshio Tada of the Sumitomo Rubber and Tire Company.
CenTiRe Returns to Live Industry Board Meetings
The CenTiRe Industry Advisory Board held its first live meeting in over two years, with the 2022 Spring IAB conference hosted at the German Club on the Virginia Tech campus in June.
CenTiRe Student Research Profile Series: Jomin Thomas
This is the first is a series of articles that will profile our talented students from University of Akron and Virginia Tech who are the researchers for active CenTiRe funded projects. This weeks’ article focuses on Jomin Thomas
CenTiRe Faculty News: M. Shakiba Awarded NSF Career Development Award
The CenTiRe team congratulates professor Maryam Shakiba, one of our Virginia Tech faculty researchers, on being awarded the 2022 NSF Faculty Early Career Development award.
CenTiRe Awarded Phase III NSF / IUCRC 5-Year Grant
The CenTiRe team is proud to announce that our center has been awarded a 5-year grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF), as part of their Industry / University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) program.
CenTiRe Bids Farewell to Our Long Time NSF Evaluator Dee Hoffman
Dee Hoffman, our NSF Evaluator, has been supporting CenTiRe since its inception nearly 10 years ago. Throughout her tenure, she has provided us with a great deal of administrative assistance, and personally participated in nearly every IAB member session. Early on, she was instrumental in guiding our leadership team through the NSF IUCRC grant requirements, and since has directly worked with industry members to identify improvement opportunities.
STUDENT AWARD WINNERS
The CenTiRe Industry Advisory Board greatly appreciates the work performed by the students in their projects. As a part of recognizing this the IAB gives prizes based on their evaluation of the students’ presentations during the IAB meeting for technical content, presentation, and response to questions. Based on the evaluation tally the students are awarded company items donated by the industry members.