Kishor C. Mehta

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Dr. Kishor C. Mehta

Dr. Kishor C. Mehta is recognized worldwide as an authority on Wind Engineering. He is the first person from the Texas Tech University selected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering for his systematic studies of structural damage caused by windstorms and leadership in the development of structural design standards for wind loads.[1] Dr. Mehta has chaired the American Society of Civil Engineers' task committee on wind loads and organized the 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering, held at Lubbock, Texas in June, 2003. He is also the past chairman of the National Research Council Committee on Natural Disasters.

Dr. Mehta is a P.W. Horn Professor of Civil Engineering at Texas Tech University. He is the founder and the former director of the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center at TTU, which is recognized internationally for its cutting edge windstorm research.[2]


  1. ^ Mehta, Kishor C (2003). Guide to the Use of the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-02. ASCE Press. ISBN 978-0-7844-0703-5. ISBN 0-7844-0703-7. Retrieved December 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ "P.W. Horn Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering". Lubbock: Texas Tech University. Retrieved 5 December 2010.