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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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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.)  

Please direct any questions about this position to Dr. William Lawson, Search Committee Chair (William.d.Lawson@ttu.edu).

News and Announcements:

September 21, 2016
CANCELLED - The WiSE Wednesday Lecture Series scheduled for today (Wednesday, 09/21/2016) has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

September 20, 2016
NWI hosts Dr. Andrew Whittaker (University at Buffalo) for lecture on seismic engineering and how it impacts nuclear facility structures around the world.

September 19, 2016
Save the Date: WiSE Wednesday Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, 09/21/2016 at 4 p.m. in EXP SCI 120. Speaker: Dr. Carsten Westergaard, Professor of Practice in Mechanical Engineering.

September 19, 2016
Check out the latest edition of the NWI monthly newsletter (August 2016) here...

September 15, 2016
McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series:Dr. Andrew Whittaker, University of Buffalo will be speaking on Monday, September 19, at 3:30 p.m. EXP SCI 120. Everyone is welcome.

August 25, 2016
WiSE Wednesday Lecture from 4p-5p on Wednesday, September 14 (Exp Sci 120): Dr. Daan Liang. "NWI State of the Union."

August 25, 2016
West Texas Mesonet system starts building station #99 in Fort Lewis, CO

August 15, 2016
AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 is now accepting abstracts...

August 12, 2016
NWI research team has data referenced in Windpower Engineering and Development article



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