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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 Fall 2016 "State of the Institute Address" by NWI Interim Director Dr. Daan Liang.


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.)

Research Assistant Professor Larry Tanner receives annual Kiesling Award

NWI's Research Assistant Professor Larry Tanner receives the Kiesling Award from Dr. Ernst Kiesling, NSSA Director.

NWI's Research Assistant Professor, Larry Tanner, was the 2016 recipient of the National Storm Shelter Association's Kiesling Award.  Larry received this award in recognition of his contributions to Wind Hazard research and Debris Impact research through NWI's Debris Impact Facility. Congratulations Larry!

News and Announcements:

November 28, 2016
NWI signs Education Partnership Agreement with West Texas College.
November 19, 2016
The West Texas Mesonet network recently celebrated the opening of the 100th station in its wide-ranging network.
November 14, 2016
Save the Date - McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series: Dr. Amber E. Emory (Research Radar Meteorologist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) Wed. 11/16 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.in Experimental Sciences Room 120. See abstract here.
November 9, 2016
Save the Date - WiSE Wednesday Seminar Dr. John Schroeder (Professor, Atmospheric Science) 4 p.m. in Experimental Sciences Room 120. N.B.: This has been rescheduled until February 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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