Texas Tech University

Wind Science & Engineering (WiSE), Ph.D.

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

WiSE Doctoral Student, James Duncan, at the AWEA Conference, standing infront of his poster.The 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.

To learn more, this link will connect you with stories featuring NWI's efforts in this area of research and study. Follow this link to view a video introducing  NWI.

To hear what WiSE alumni say about the program, follow this link.

Apply to the WiSE Program


NWI depends on you to continue our excellence. Please consider making a contribution.

Support NWI

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
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering
National Wind Institute
Texas Tech University
Email:  delong.zuo@ttu.edu
Phone:  (806) 834-6535

For general inquiries, please email:  nwi.wisephd.program@ttu.edu

Ph.D. Committee

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