Texas Tech University

Ph.D. in Wind Science & Engineering

The National Wind Institute at Texas Tech University is pleased to offer the first doctoral degree program in Wind Science and Engineering in the country.

jamesThe educational objectives of the Wind Science and Engineering (WiSE) Ph.D. program are to provide graduates with the broad education necessary to pursue studies and solve problems related to the detrimental effects of windstorms (hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and others), and to take advantage of the wind's beneficial effects (wind power, natural ventilation, pollution dispersion, etc.).

We're focused on education, and committed to producing quality graduates with the potential to improve people's everyday lives.

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Please note the NWI fund, listed below, to which you are interested in donating by clicking "Yes, in Honor".
Otherwise, we will direct the funding toward the greatest need.

Select funds are listed below:

  • Kishor and Mary Ann Mehta Graduate Scholarship
  • Alumni Scholarship
  • Wind Science Fund for Excellence


For more information about the program, please contact:
Dr. Delong Zuo
Associate Professor
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering
National Wind Institute
Texas Tech University
Email:  delong.zuo@ttu.edu
Phone:  (806) 834-6535


Ph.D. Committee
Chair-Dr. Kishor Mehta
Co-Chair-Dr. Zuo Delong
Dr. Brian Ancell
Dr. Stephen Bayne
Dr. Bradley Ewing
Dr. Andrew Swift