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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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Are you a student entering one of our programs in Fall 2015? Have some questions about what to do next? See the links below so you're ready to hit the ground running when you start.

Featured Event

NWI co-founder and Horn Professor in Civil Engineering at TTU, Dr. Kishor Mehta was recently recognized for his 50 years of service to Texas Tech University. NWI salutes Dr. Mehta for his visionary work and offers our congratulations as well.

Brian S. Smith from NREL, guest speaker at NWI MML 2015

 

News and Announcements

May 04, 2015
NWI co-founder featured on TTU website for 50 years of service to TTU

May 01, 2015
NWI severe weather research featured in a segment on NBC's Today Show

April 30, 2015
NWI severe weather research featured in a segment on ABC's Good Morning America show

April 09, 2015
Save the Date: McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series 2015: Mr. Brian S. Smith from NREL will be speaking on "National Wind Technology Center - 35 Years of Innovation Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Future."

April 06, 2015
Please note cancellation: McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series 2015 scheduled for Monday, April 06 has been CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at the next MML on April 22.

April 03, 2015
NWI faculty Dr. Ali Nejat listed on NSF web page for his selection as recipient of CAREER Engineering award

April 02, 2015
Save the Date: McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series 2015 starts on Monday, April 06: Dr. John W. van de Lindt from Colorado State University

April 02, 2015
Save the Date: Benefit dinner for NWI's Anna T. Young

March 30, 2015
TTU-NWI research featured in spotlight of 2014 TTU Research Accomplishments Report

March 10, 2015
Recipients announced for Kishor and Mary Ann Mehta Scholarship 2015

February 25, 2015
NSSA ED/NWI faculty affiliate Dr. Ernst Kiesling speaks at National Tornado Summit

February 24, 2015
NWI faculty affiliate Dr. Brian Ancell participates in $2.5M U.S. Department of Energy wind project

January 28, 2015
NWI faculty affiliate Dr. Ali Nejat earns NSF CAREER Award

January 23, 2015
NWI featured in IEEE Potentials magazine 

January 21, 2015
NWI Ph.D. student published as lead author in Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 

January 20, 2015
National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization (HR 23) 2015 passes House

January 05, 2015
DOE offers wind career map as guide to wind energy students

December 09, 2014
West Texas Mesonet Celebrates Opening of Station #85

 


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