Wind Tunnel at Texas Tech University

A company, an organization, or a government agency or laboratory can join the WHIP Center.  Annual dues are $50,000 for membership to support research.  One representative from each member forms the Industry Advisory Board (IAB).  The IAB makes the decisions on specific research projects to be pursued by faculty and allocates the research funds for each project.  The membership Agreement and the By-laws give more details.  (IAB).

For more information please contact  Dr. Kishor Mehta, WHIP Center Director at 806-834-5679 or e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Why belong to the WHIP Center

  • Research conducted gives a competitive advantage to your business
  • Investment gives high return from pooled funds
  • First access, royalty-free rights to intellectual property
  • Access to research faculty, students and state-of-the-art facilities
  • Connection with students gives advantage in recruiting
  • Social responsibility to mitigate damage and anguish

"WHIP gives us privileged access to independent research teams focusing to solve complex open challenges, contributing to differentiate further our wind-induced risk modeling capabilities"
~ Maurizio Savina, SCOR P&C, Cat Model R&D Lead