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Session 2: Improved Tire Performance

Moderated by:

James F. Cuttino, Ph.D.
Director, Tire Research & Development
LINK Engineering Company

ABOUT DR. JAMES CUTTINO

Dr.  James (Jim) Cuttino received his BS and MS degrees from Clemson University before joining Michelin America’s Research and Development Corporation in 1987.  While at Michelin, he developed software tools for tire design, conducted tire optimization exercises using finite element analyses, and supervised validation studies.  He left Michelin to pursue his Ph.D.  in precision engineering and instrumentation at North Carolina State University.   

Jim taught mechanical engineering at The University of Alabama from 1995 to 1999, prior to returning to the Carolinas to join UNC Charlotte.  In 2005, he started the Motorsports and Automotive Research Center, which he directed until he left the university to start Camber Ridge.  His primary areas of research include vehicle dynamics and chassis / suspension systems, motorsports instrumentation, and topics in precision instrument design.