WiSE Founder Dr. Mehta Moves to NSF
Dr. Kishor Mehta, P.W. Horn Professor and one of the founders of the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center, has accepted a new position with the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) in Washington, D.C., and has left to start his new position.
Dr. Mehta is recognized worldwide as the authority on wind engineering, and was instrumental in the development of the Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF scale) now used to measure the intensity of tornadoes and other high wind events. He was also on the team who developed the ever-evolving nation-wide design standards for wind loads (the ASCE 7).