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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).


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New West Texas Mesonet App Now Available!

NWI is proud to announce that there is now a free app available from the West Texas Mesonet Network. Just download the app to get your personalized weather forecast and almost any kind of local weather information that you'd like (including historical data).

To learn more about the app, check out this TTU Today article for more information.

One of the many West Texas Mesonet stations located across West Texas region.

NWI Spotlight:

 (L-R) Dr. Kishor Mehta (Horn Professor with NWI) presents Dr. Sanjay Arwade (UMass-Amherst) after his presentation as part of the ongoing McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series 2017

(L-R) Dr. Kishor Mehta (Horn Professor with NWI) presents Dr. Sanjay Arwade (UMass-Amherst) with a plaque after his presentation as part of the ongoing McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series 2017.

News and Announcements:

April 21, 2017
McDonald-Mehta Lecture: Dr. Sanjay Arwade (UMass-Amherst)
April 14, 2017
NWI welcomes Dr. Guoji Xu, Research Assistant from Louisiana State University, for talk on CFD and Structural/Coastal/Wind Engineering
April 12, 2017
Save the date: McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series presents Dr. Sanjay Arwade (Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst) on Wednesday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m. in ESB 120. See you there!
April 05, 2017
NWI welcomes Dr. Guoji Xu (LSU)
April 04, 2017
NWI featured in TTU's Daily Toreador student newspaper
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...

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