Shawn Duan, Ph.D.

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Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Vibrations
  • Biomechanics
  • ABET accreditation
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Fluid power transmission and controls
  • Modeling and simulation on high performance computing systems


Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.S., Tianjin University
B.S., Kunming University of Science and Technology


Dr. Duan has over twenty years of experience in mechanical engineering field. Before joining SMU, he was a full professor and program assessment coordinator of Department of Mechanical Engineering at South Dakota State University. During his tenure at SDSU, he was involved in teaching/advising, research, various services, undergraduate program assessment, scholarship, and ABET accreditation.

His interests include but are not limited to vibrations, biomechanics, ABET accreditation, scholarship of teaching and learning, fluid power transmission and controls, CAD/CAE, and modeling and simulation on high performance computing systems.