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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.


Click here for the "State of the Institute Address" by NWI Interim Director Dr. Daan Liang (Fall 2016).


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


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TTU is opening the search for the position of Director of the National Wind Institute.  Please see here for the job description and requirements.  Our on-line application web site is here. (Requisition #: 7566BR.)

NWI Spotlight:

Dr. Xinzhang Chen awarded the Jack E. Cermak Medal from ASCE 

NWI faculty affiliate and CECE Professor Xinzhong Chen (Mechanical Engineering) has been awarded the ASCE's Jack E. Cermak Medal for his pioneering research in wind research.

Please see the full article here. NWI is very proud of our innovative researchers!

News and Announcements:

March 27, 2017
West Texas Mesonet has new free weather app for iPhone
March 27, 2017
WiSE Wednesday featured Dr. Beibei Ren, Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering...
March 24, 2017
NWI faculty affiliate Dr. Ernst Kiesling featured in FLASH newsletter, Partners in Prevention
March 15, 2017
NWI faculty affiliate recognized for research achievement with ASCE Jack E. Cermak Medal
March 14, 2017
NWI faculty affiliate receives NSF CAREER Award for wind farm research
March 10, 2017
NWI co-founder appointed to government advisory committee
March 06, 2017
Note: This week's WiSE Wednesday lecture series is tomorrow (Tues) and will feature NWI's Professor of Practice Dr. Carsten Westergaard
March 03, 2017
This week's WiSE Wednesday lecture series featured NWI's Interim Director Dr. Daan Liang...
February 28, 2017
The most recent McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series featured Dr. Ellen Rathje from UT-Austin...
February 21, 2017
NWI's Dr. Carsten Westergaard featured in wind energy article in UK newspaper, The Guardian (circulation: > 40 million readers)
February 13, 2017
NWI presents the first event in the McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series: Dr. Ellen Rathje on Friday, February 17th at 3:30 p.m. in EXP SCI 120. For abstract and bio, see here.
February 09, 2017
NWI recently co-hosted an educational wind energy workshop with the Rewarded with Wind campaign.
February 09, 2017
West Texas Mesonet announces the addition of two more weather instrumentation platforms to bring total to 102 individual stations.
February 04, 2017
Save the Date: NWI is hosting an educational wind energy workshop with the Rewarded with Wind campaign. More details here. 

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