Simon Waldman

Dr Simon Waldman

Lecturer in Renewable Energy

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Energy and Environmental Institute

Summary

Simon gained his PhD at Heriot-Watt's Orkney campus, in the far north of Scotland. Orkney is an international hub for marine renewable energy development. Subsequently he has worked at the University of Edinburgh, Marine Scotland Science, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the USA.

Simon's research interests centre around renewable energy and the use of regional-scale hydrodynamic modelling to support human activities, understand their effects, and improve planning and policymaking.

Undergraduate

Simon leads and teaches on the university's MSc Renewable Energy programme.

He is also certified as an instructor for the Software Carpentry organisation, which teaches basic software development skills to academics to improve the efficiency and reproducibility of computational research.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Future policy implications of tidal energy array interactions

Waldman, S., Weir, S., O'Hara Murray, R. B., Woolf, D. K., & Kerr, S. (2019). Future policy implications of tidal energy array interactions. Marine Policy, 108, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2019.103611

Corrigendum to "Implementation of tidal turbines in MIKE 3 and Delft3D models of Pentland Firth & Orkney waters" [Ocean Coast. Manag. 147 (2017) 21–36]

Waldman, S., Bastón, S., Nemalidinne, R., Chatzirodou, A., Venugopal, V., & Side, J. (2018). Corrigendum to “Implementation of tidal turbines in MIKE 3 and Delft3D models of Pentland Firth & Orkney waters” [Ocean Coast. Manag. 147 (2017) 21–36]. Ocean and Coastal Management, 163, 535-536. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.07.014

Tidal resource and interactions between multiple channels in the Goto Islands, Japan

Waldman, S., Yamaguchi, S., O'Hara Murray, R., & Woolf, D. (2017). Tidal resource and interactions between multiple channels in the Goto Islands, Japan. International Journal of Marine Energy, 19, 332-344. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijome.2017.09.002

Implementation of tidal turbines in MIKE 3 and Delft3D models of Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters

Waldman, S., Bastón, S., Nemalidinne, R., Chatzirodou, A., Venugopal, V., & Side, J. (2017). Implementation of tidal turbines in MIKE 3 and Delft3D models of Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters. Ocean and Coastal Management, 147, 21-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.04.015

The wave and tidal resource of Scotland

Neill, S. P., Vögler, A., Goward-Brown, A. J., Baston, S., Lewis, M. J., Gillibrand, P. A., …Woolf, D. K. (2017). The wave and tidal resource of Scotland. Renewable energy, 114A, 3-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2017.03.027

Research interests

Simon's research interests centre around renewable energy and the use of regional-scale hydrodynamic modelling to support human activities, understand their effects, and improve planning and policymaking.

His main area of expertise is around tidal energy, but he is keen to explore problems affecting other energy sources too, and other areas where energy and physical oceanography meet.

Simon is a Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute, with interests in the reproducibility of computational research and training for researchers in software best practice.

Postgraduate supervision

Regional-scale hydrodynamic modelling

Marine renewable energy: resource, environmental effects, inter-array interactions and connections with planning & policy.