Yashwant Sinha
Title: Dr
First Name: Yashwant
Surname: Sinha
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44(0)1224 262422

Professional Background

Dr Yashwant Sinha is a lecturer at the School of Engineering of the Robert Gordon University. Dr. Sinha gained his PhD from Robert Gordon University through research on Optimisation of Offshore Wind Turbines Maintenance. His research interests include using condition monitoring in failure diagnostic, optimisation of service maintenance, failure analysis, prognostic maintenance, software development, ERP software development, computational modelling, lubricating oil analysis and management of service maintenance.

  • Lecturer, School of Engineering, Robert Gordon University, September 2014– Present
  • Teaching Assistant, School of Engineering, Robert Gordon University, September 2013 – September 2014.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching Interests

Lecturing to  undergraduate students in the following modules:

  • EN2560 – Electrical Power (Module Coordinator)
  • EN3560 – Electrical Machines and Drives -1 (Module Coordinator)
  • EN3561 – Electrical Power and Energy Systems (Module Coordinator)
  • EN4560 – Electrical Machines and Drives -2 (Module Coordinator)
  • EN4561 – Power System Protection and Analysis
  • EN4571 – Renewable Energy Systems

Academic Background

  • PhD Engineering, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK, 2016
  • MPhil in Micro & Nanotechnology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 2011
  • B.E. Electronics and Communication, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim, India, 2001

Research Interests

  • Renewable Energy (Wind)
  • Design of Failure Prognostic Techniques for machines using Condition Monitoring data
  • Computational Modelling



  1. Sinha Y, Steel J A, Andrawus J A, Gibson K, GESTIONE – A Smart Software Package for Maintenance Optimisation of Offshore Wind Turbines, Wind Engineering, Vol. 37, No. 6, 2013
  2. Sinha Y, Steel J A, Andrawus J A, O'Shea T, Significance of Effective Lubrication in Mitigating System Failures – A Wind Turbine Gearbox Case Study, Wind Engineering, Vol 38, No.4, 2014
  3. Sinha Y, Steel J A, "A progressive study into Offshore Wind Farm Maintenance Optimisation using Risk Based Failure Analysis", Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Elsevier, Vol 42, pp 441-449, 2015
  4. Sinha Y, Steel J A, Failure Prognostic schemes and database design of a software tool for efficient management of wind turbine maintenance, Wind Engineering, vol. 39(4), 2015
  5. Sinha Y, Steel J A, A Prognostic Decision Model for Offshore Wind Turbine Maintenance, Wind Engineering (Under Review)


  1. SinhaY, Steel J A, Optimisation of Offshore Wind Turbine Maintenance, ETP Conference, Glasgow, 22-23 October 2015
  2. SinhaY, Steel J A, Andrawus J A, Coull F, Offshore Wind Turbine Maintenance and Sparesholding, ETP Conference, Dundee, 23-24 April 2014
  3. SinhaY, Steel J A, Andrawus J A, Gibson K, Significance of Gearbox Lubrication in Wind Turbines, ETP Conference, Edinburgh, 16-17 April 2013
  4. SinhaY, Steel J A, Andrawus J A, Meredith M, Offshore Wind Turbine Maintenance Optimisation, ETP Conference, Glasgow, 22-23 March 2012