Mayank Chetan is a Wind Energy Researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

His current research focuses on aero-elastic stability of wind turbine structures, structural damping of land-based turbines, loads analysis of offshore wind turbines under hurricane conditions and the system-level design of downwind floating offshore wind turbines. Additionally, he has contributed to projects involving the structural dynamics of extreme-scale wind turbine blades and the development of essential tools for analyzing these structures.

Mayank earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he conducted his research under the guidance of Dr. D Todd Griffith. Prior to his graduate studies, Mayank gained experience at Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India Pvt Ltd, specializing in Warranty Analysis. He also played a significant role in research and development efforts related to electronic prototyping kits aimed at promoting STEM education. In his leisure time, he enjoys hiking in the Rocky Mountains and running unnecessary scientific computations on his homemade cluster.

  • Aero-elasticity
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Structural Damping
  • System-level Design
  • Downwind FOWT
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, 2021

    University of Texas at Dallas

  • BE in Mechanical Engineering, 2014

    RV College of Engineering, Bangalore