Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Dr Simon Le Blond

Contact details

Room 2 East 2.29

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 383547


PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying;

  • AI applications in power systems
  • Integration of renewables into power systems
  • Real time digital simulation of power systems
  • Optimisation of building energy usage

Dr Simon Le Blond



Dr Simon Le Blond is a lecturer in power and energy systems at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

Simon holds a BSc (Hons) Physics from the University of Southampton. He completed his PhD in power system protection at the University of Bath in 2011.

He worked as a research engineer for Toshiba Research Europe Ltd before joining the University of Bath as a lecturer in 2012.


Simon's research interests include power system protection, power system modelling and simulation, integration of renewable generation, smart grids and building energy management.

His research focuses mainly on the application of artificial intelligence to these areas.

Simon's PhD involved real time digital simulation of power systems at high frame rates. This was to investigate the effect of modern wind farms on power quality, specifically their influence on novel, transient-based system protection.

This led to the development of a robust adaptive autoreclosing algorithm for overhead transmission lines using artificial neural networks. This algorithm was demonstrated in real time using a bespoke, dedicated relay prototyping platform and Bath's real time digital simulator.

While at Toshiba, Simon worked on a smart metering project, using ICT for energy monitoring in social housing. This led to an interest in future building energy management and infrastructure.


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