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 teaches on the 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

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

Large scale three-dimensional modelling for wave and tidal energy resource and environmental impact: Methodologies for quantifying acceptable thresholds for sustainable exploitation

Gallego, A., Side, J., Baston, S., Waldman, S., Bell, M., James, M., …Burrows, M. (2017). Large scale three-dimensional modelling for wave and tidal energy resource and environmental impact: Methodologies for quantifying acceptable thresholds for sustainable exploitation. Ocean and Coastal Management, 147, 67-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.11.025

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

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, 114, 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.