Andrew (Andy) Swift, PE, ScD

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Andrew Swift
Texas Wind Energy Institute
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Lubbock, TX 79409-2191

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Andy Swift is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Texas Wind Energy Institute at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He is focused on wind energy education and workforce development within University College at Texas Tech. His previous academic appointments include Director of the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech and Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Swift has a Doctor of Science degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where he began conducting research in wind turbine systems engineering with a focus on the dynamics and aerodynamics of wind turbine rotors. He has worked in wind energy research and education since 1982, has over one hundred published articles and book chapters in the area of wind turbine engineering and renewable energy. In 1995, he won the American Wind Energy Association Academic Award for continuing contributions to wind energy technology as a teacher, researcher, and author. Dr. Swift is originally from Troy, New York, and has served as a pilot and instructor in the US Air Force. His wife Linda and he have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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