Texas Tech University

Andy Swift, Sc.D.

Associate Director, Education

Email: andy.swift@ttu.edu

Phone : (806) 834-1990

Fax : (806) 742-3446

Address:
National Wind Institute
MS 43155
Lubbock, TX 79409-1023

Dr. Swift's Curriculum Vitae

Education:

  • B. S. Mechanical Engineering
  • B. S. Mathematics, Union College, Schenectady, NY (1968)
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering (1977),
  • D.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (1981)
    • Master's Thesis:"Computer Aided Design of a Solar/Wind Energy System"
    • Doctoral Dissertation:"The Effects of Yawed Flow on Wind Turbine Rotors",Washington University, St. Louis, MO, May 1981.

Professional Experience:

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Texas Tech University, September 2003 to Present
  • and Associate Director, National Wind Institute, Texas Tech University, January 2013 to Present Director, Texas Wind Energy Institute, Texas Tech University, University College, June 2010-Jan 2013 Director, Wind Science and Engineering Research Center, Texas Tech University, September 2003 – June 2010
  • Director, Center for Environmental Resource Management, U.T. El Paso, January-August 2003
  • Dean, College of Engineering, U.T. El Paso, June 1996 – January 2003
  • Interim Dean, College of Engineering, U.T. El Paso, June 1995- June 1996.
  • Assistant Dean for Research 1990-1995.
  • Professor, U.T. El Paso, 1993-2003.
  • Associate Professor, U.T. El Paso, 1987-1993.
  • Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, 1983-87.
  • GS-12 Mechanical Engineer, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, 1981-83: Assisted in the design, implementation and analysis of energy conservation and alternative energy programs and hardware.

Advisory Boards and Consulting:

  • Reviewer for the National Academies; report entitled "Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call To Action" 2013
  • Washington University Mechanical Engr. External Advisory Board, 2014-present
  • King and Spalding, Wind Turbine Consulting, 2012-present
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, Wind Turbine Consulting, 2011 – Present
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Technical Review, USDA/9006. 2005
  • Department of Energy, Wind Energy Program Peer Review Panel, 2003-2005
  • National Science Foundation, Review Panel, April 2007.
  • National Science Foundation, Review Panel, July 2002.
  • El Paso Insights Science Museum, Board of Directors, 2002
  • Center for Electro-Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin, 2002-present.
  • Mechanical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, 2001-present.
  • OEM Development Corp., Analysis of the Canon Wind Eagle, 1996.
  • Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, 1995.
  • Department of Energy, Wind Energy Program Peer Review Panel, 1991.
  • Wyoming Energy Extension Service, 1986.
  • W. Cargal, study to establish a wind power on the Netherlands Antilles Islands, 1985.
  • Solar Building Corporation, St. Louis, Missouri, 1983. 

Professional Societies:

  • American Wind Energy Association - present
    • Annual Technical Conference, Session Chair, 1992, 1995. 2010 (Dallas, TX)
    • ACT Communications Committee, "Wind-Power 2003, Austin Texas", Subcommittee
    • Member Education and Workforce Subcommittee
  • Texas Society of Professional Engineers-1997-present
  • National Society of Professional Engineers- 1997-present
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • Member, Wind Energy Technical Committee, 1993-present
      • Chair, Wind Energy Technical Committee, 1991-1993
    • Technical Program Chairman, ASME Wind Symposium,1985 and 1986
    • Session Chair - 1989, 1991, 1992, 1996
    • Member ASME-Energy-Sources Technology and Exhibition Executive Committee, 1986-1996
    • Technical Editor, ASME Transactions: Journal of Solar Energy Engineering,
      • Solar Ponds and OTEC, 1997-2003
  • Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association
    • Member 1993-present
  • American Society for Engineering Education
    • ASEE Engineering Deans Institute, Texas Deans Committee 1995-2003
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • Member 2003 to 2011
  • American Association for Higher Education
    • Member 1996-2003
  • American Solar Energy Society (past member)
    • Member ASES Local Organizing Committee for ASES 90
    • Chair, 3rd International Solar Pond Congress, 1993
  • Texas Solar Energy Society (past member)
    • Member TxSES Border States Solar Conference Organizing Committee, 1991
    • TxSES Board of Directors, 1995-1996
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
    • Member 2002-2003

Andy Swift