Texas Tech University


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Texas Tech is part of the new multi-institution research center focused on helping the Gulf Coast better prepare for and mitigate the damage and loss of lives from hurricanes and other severe storms. The Hurricane Resilience Research Institute draws upon the strengths of its six participating universities, from flood mitigation and hurricane modeling to public policy.

The university's research focuses in five major areas:

  • Prediction
  • Assessment
  • Mitigation
  • Protection
  • Education
  • Rebound

Research Areas

Wind Research Group

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The Wind Research Group is internationally known for work in storm prediction and analysis, damage mitigation, and recovery.

Areas of Expertise

  • Wind analysis and modeling
  • Lightning analysis and modeling
  • Debris impact facility
  • Tornadic wind load modeling
  • Thunderstorm analysis and modeling
  • Rapid 3-D storm path and debris assessment
  • Construction standards education

Water Research Group

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Water Research Group focuses on assessment and management of contaminated water resources.

Areas of Expertise

  • Modeling environmental processes
  • Contaminant fate and behavior in the environment
  • Assessment and management of contaminated sediments
  • Sustainable management of water resources
  • Treatment and recycling of produced and flow-back water

Climate and Weather Research Group

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Climate modeling and the sociological, ecological and economic impacts of severe weather is the focus of our Climate and Weather Research Group.

Areas of Expertise

  • Climate modeling
  • Mapping and remote sensing
  • Ecological assessment of severe weather
  • Ecological sustainment
  • Policy and communication
  • Wildlife ecology and wildlife conservation

Grid Resilience Research Group

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The Grid Resilience Research Group is focuses on power grid failure modeling, novel grid sensing and analysis and emergency micro-grid deployment.

Areas of Expertise

  • Grid failure modeling
  • Novel grid sensing and analysis
  • Grid control and structure
  • Emergency micro-grid deployment

Social and Economic Impact Research Group

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The Social and Economic Impact Research Group targets economic impact, bio-preparedness, cybersecurity law, water and energy law and liability law.

Areas of Expertise

  • Modeling economic impact
  • Modeling and measuring economic impact
  • Bio-preparedness
  • Cybersecurity law
  • Water and energy law
  • Liability law


Hurricane Resilience Research Institute