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Shawn's expertise is in condition monitoring of wind turbine drivetrain as well as numerical modeling. At NREL, Shawn specializes in wind turbine drivetrain condition monitoring and is leading this effort as part of Wind Innovation and Reliability team. Shawn also leads gearbox reliability database and wind plant operation and maintenance research work at NREL. Under Shawn's leadership, NREL has become a widely recognized leader in wind turbine drivetrain condition monitoring and a credible source for wind turbine gearbox reliability statistics. Shawn's additional experience includes mechanical and electrical system modeling and analysis, data sensing and sensor placement, signal processing in time and frequency domains, machine defect classification and level evaluation, machine life prognosis, multi-scale modeling, soft computing, and traditional and intelligent control.

Education

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences; B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Northeast Petroleum University (China)