Projects per year
I am the Nokia Lecturer in the Institute for Energy and Environment, within the Electronic and Electrical Engineering department.
My previous roles involved working on a number of research projects, including:
- EMRP ENG52 "Smart Grid II", involving the development of phasor measurement units for distribution networks,
- ELECTRA, involving future grid flexibility and control, and
- ERIGrid, involving smart grid laboratory infrastructure.
Also, I conducted analysis for the Capacity to Customers (C2C) Low Carbon Networks Fund project, in partnership with Electricity North West Ltd. In particular, this role involved understanding the impact of novel automation and demand-side response schemes on system capacity and power quality, using detailed system models and monitoring data.
I am interested in communications for power systems, in particular IEC 61850, wide area communications using IP/MPLS, and phasor measurement units. I have created two open source libraries for facilitating the development and testing of IEC 61850-based systems: rapid61850 and discover.
I am a member of the IET, the IEEE, the IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEC TC57 WG10, CIGRE WG B5.64, and the IEEE Open Source Software Task Force.
Expertise & Capabilities
- Power system protection
- Fault current limitation
- Power system communications
- IEC 61850
- Real-time simulation
- Embedded systems
- Software development
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde
Award Date: 1 Jan 2013
Master of Engineering, University of Strathclyde
Award Date: 1 Jan 2008
Blair, S. M., Coffele, F., Booth, C. D. & Burt, G. M., 30 Apr 2013, In: IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. 28, 2, p. 1103-1110 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile46 Citations (Scopus)857 Downloads (Pure)
Blair, S. M., Booth, C. & Burt, G., Apr 2012, In: IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity . 22, 2, 5 p., 5600205.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile43 Citations (Scopus)400 Downloads (Pure)
Blair, Steven (Recipient), 2008
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Steven Macpherson Blair (Peer reviewer)2013 → …
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Journal peer review