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Texas Tech University’s National Wind Institute (NWI) is based on a strong foundation of more than 40 years of research and education on the impact of wind on structures and human life.

To bring together All Things Wind, TTU has created the NWI to better support the interdisciplinary research and educational opportunities in wind science, engineering and energy. The institute combines the former Wind Science and Engineering (WiSE) Research Center and the Texas Wind Energy Institute (TWEI) into one entity to support the overall wind enterprise at Texas Tech University.

For All Things Wind, consider TTU’s National Wind Institute.

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New Students:

Are you a student entering one of our programs in Spring 2016? Have some questions about what to do next? See the links below so you're ready to hit the ground running when you start.


NWI co-founder and Horn Professor Dr. Kishor Mehta kicked off the first Spring 2016 NWI Weekly Lecture Series. For the complete Spring 2016 schedule, please see here. Hope to see you there!

Dr. Kishor Mehta prepares for a talk at the first event of the NWI Weekly Lecture Series

News and Announcements:

February 08, 2016
NWI McDonald-Mehta Lecture: Dr. Joseph E, Minor. Friday, February 12 at 3:30 p.m. in Experimental Science Building 120 on campus. Reception to follow.

February 04, 2016
NWI monthly newsletter # 78 is now available

February 04, 2016
NWI Weekly Lecture Series: Mr. Russell Thomasson from GLEAMM

February 01, 2016
Save the Date for NWI's Weekly Lecture Series: 02/03/2016
- Mr. Russell Thomasson from TTU's Office of the Vice President for Research and GLEAMM. 2:30 p.m. in Experimental Sciences Bldg. Rm. 120

January 28, 2016
NWI Weekly Lecture Series Schedule (Spring 2016) is now available

January 15, 2016
NWI co-founder and researcher Ernst Kiesling named "Pioneer of Tornado Shelter" in news article

January 14, 2016
Save the Date: McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series presents: Dr. Joseph Minor on February 12. .

January 05, 2016
NWI faculty affiliate Doug A. Smith with partners to study November 2015 tornado damage at Halliburton plant

December 09, 2015
NWI undergraduates awarded scholarships from the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) 

November 30, 2015
NWI faculty affiliates awarded $900,000 DOE clean energy/wind project with Israeli company 

November 19, 2015
McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series: Dr. John W. van de Lindt (Colorado State University)

November 13, 2015
NWI e-newsletter Issue 76 now available

November 05, 2015
NWI hosts Annual Fall 2015 meeting of External Advisory Board (EAB)