Wind and Engineering Speaker Series Hosts Tokyo University Professor
November 1, 2010
Texas Tech University’s Wind Science and Engineering Research Center (WISE) presents
the first event in its McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series on Nov. 3.
Yukio Tamura, a professor at the Wind Engineering Research Center at Tokyo Polytechnic
University, will lead the lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Room 217 in the Electrical Engineering
Building on the Texas Tech campus.
Tamura also is the president of the International Association of Wind Engineering
and is the director of the Global Center of Excellence Program, a component of the
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan.
Tamura will introduce recent topics focusing on wind engineering techniques monitoring
wind speeds, wind pressures and building responses. Also included are different measurement
techniques in the laboratory and field as well as simulation of strong wind events
in a wind tunnel.
The McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series is named after and funded with the endowment of
Kishor C. Mehta and James R. McDonald, founding faculty of WISE. The lecture series
invites nationally known scientists and experts in wind-related industries to speak
about ongoing research throughout the world.
Tamura is the first speaker of the year for the 2010-2011 series. The research center
will present four other speakers in the following months:
- Feb. 2, 2011, Greg Kopp, professor and Canada research chair in Wind Engineering,
University of Western Ontario
- March 2, 2011, Jamie Kruse, chief economist and senior advisor for the Social
Sciences, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- April 6, 2011, Mark Powell, atmospheric scientist for the Atlantic Oceanographic
and Meteorological Laboratories
- April 27, 2011, Timothy Reinhold, senior vice-president for Research and Chief
Engineer, Institute for Business and Home Safety
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