Personal Profile

Dr. Shawn Sheng is a senior research engineer at NREL. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees both in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. Shawn is currently leading wind turbine condition monitoring, gearbox reliability database, and wind plant operation and maintenance research at NREL. Shawn has a broad range of experience: mechanical and electrical system modeling and analysis; data sensing and sensor placement; signal processing; machine learning and artificial intelligence; machine defect classification and level evaluation; machine life prognosis; multi scale modeling; traditional and intelligent control. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. His work has been published in various journals, conference proceedings, book chapters, and technical reports. 

Research Interests

Wind plant operation and maintenance

Wind turbine drivetrain and other rotating machine condition monitoring

Machine learning and artificial intelligence

Personal Profile

Editorial Board Member, Wind Energy Journal (2019–Present)

Technical Editor, Tribology and Lubrication Technology Magazine of Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (2018–2019)

Co-Guest Editor, Renewable Energy Journal Special Issue on Real-Time Monitoring, Prognosis, and Resilient Control for Wind Turbine Systems (2018)

Guest Editor, Wind Energy Journal Special Issue on Condition Monitoring (2014)

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Electrical Engineering, CAS - Institute of Electrical Engineering

Bachelor, Electrical Engineering, Northeast Petroleum University

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Dive into the research topics where Shawn Sheng is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and Top Research Areas From the Past 5 Years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or