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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 Post-Doctoral Research Associate Dr. Anitha Subbaraj was awarded first place in the poster contest at GroupNIRE's recent Energy Resource Management Conference. NWI is proud of our Post-Docs! Go Red Raiders!

NWI External Adv Board Nov 2015


News and Announcements:

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)

October 27, 2015
Save the Date: McDonald-Mehta Lecture #1: Dr. Julie K. Lundquist (Univ. of CO at Boulder)

October 27, 2015
NWI's 2015 McDonald-Mehta Lecture Schedule is now available

October 23, 2015
NWI co-founder Dr. Ernst Kiesling featured in USA Today article on Hurricane Patricia 

October 23, 2015
NWI Experts are available for media covering Hurricane Patricia - please check here for details. 

October 12, 2015
NWI monthly newsletter - September 2015 edition