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Materials Science at Oregon State University

Goodyear External Science and Technology Program - PLEASE NOTE - seminar in 243 Richardson Hall at 9 am

Date: Wednesday, Dec 10th
Presenter: Kuo-Chih Hua, External Science and Technology Program Leader, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, OH

Abstract


Tires are mature products that are kept evolving. To constantly launch new highly differentiated product, meet increasing environmental regulations, and design next generation tires for future vehicles, new materials and tire designs are required. A general overview of Goodyear?s business strategy through open innovation and area of interest, including novel nanomaterials (for reinforcement), bio-inspired materials, sensors ? intelligent systems, smart materials, and natural materials will be given in this presentation. Potential collaboration with OSU especially on renewable materials is hopefully to be explored after this talk.

Brief background of the presenter:
- Ph. D, Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron.
- Principle Engineer, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
- External Science and Technology Program Leader, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company