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NWI Discovery Program

Discovery Program Overview

 

In 2012, the National Wind Institute (NWI) was formed from its predecessor organizations, making the beginning of a new era of wind research at Texas Tech University. As a part of the establishment agreement, NWI receives annually matching funds from the Office of the Vice President of Research (OVPR) based on the F&A generated from NWI-supported grants.

The NWI Discovery Program was established in 2015 to support innovative, early-stage, and entrepreneurial concepts proposed by the Institute's faculty affiliates. Its aim is to initiate and/or advance the Institute's presence in strategic areas, while setting a high standard for accountability and transparency.

Discovery Program 2016 Awarded Projects:
Project Title PI  Department Co-PI Collaborator Student Award Amount
Forecast Tools into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2016 Spring Experiment
Brian Ancell  
Department of Geosciences
N/A
N/A
N/A
$29,875
Weather Front-Induced Wind Farm Power Ramps:  Probabilistic Modeling, Risk Assessment and Online Operation Tools
Miao He       
Department of Electrical Engineering
N/A
N/A
N/A
$23,969
Simulation of Nonstationary Winds for Applications in Wind Hazard Mitigation and Wind Energy
Delong Zuo                
Department of Civil Engineering
N/A
N/A
N/A
$22,670
 
Discovery Program 2015 Awarded Projects:
Project Title PI Department Co-PI Collaborator Student Award Amount
Toward a Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure for Enhancement of Community Resilience to Tornado Hazards
Guofeng Gau            
Department of Geosciences
N/A
N/A
Ashley Morris
Morgan Kraft          
$30,500
Establishment of a Joint Atmospheric Sciences-National Wind Institute Research Electronics Lab at Texas Tech University                                                         
 Eric C. Bruning
Department of Geosciences
Jennifer K. Vanos
 N/A
Grant McKercher
Samatha Berkseth
$39,714 
 Inflow Wind Shear R&D
 Kornel Rozavolgyi
National Wind Institute         
Arquimedes Ruiz (NWI)
Suhas Pol (Mechanical Engineering)
 Walter Gutierrez
Andrew Buchok
 
 $27,414
Finite Element Simulation Platform for Tornado Shelter Door System
 James Yang
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Larry Tanner (NWI)
 N/A
 N/A
 $30,356

 

 

 

 

 

2017 NWI Discovery Program is now open for applications.

Any tenure track or tenured TTU faculty member who had one or more active NWI-affiliated grants in FY2016 is eligible to apply.

  • 2017 NWI Discovery Program Solicitation Information
  • 2017 NWI Discovery Program Solicitation Form
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    National Wind Institute