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Dr. Simon Bale  MEng, PhD

Senior Lecturer; 4th year engineering project coordinator


Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 4221

Research Area: Communication Technologies Group

Areas of Expertise: Radio Frequency Engineering, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Atomic Clocks and Oscillators, Evolutionary Computation.



Dr Simon Bale (PhD, FHEA) is a lecturer in the School of Physics, Engineering & Technology where he completed his PhD in the field of radio frequency electronics and microwave engineering in 2012. His current research interests include oscillators and atomic clocks, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and shielding and microelectronic design optimisation using bio-inspired methods and techniques.

He has experience in research knowledge transfer and has worked as a researcher and on several successful industrial collaborations including projects with QinetiQ and Keysight.

He is currently a co-investigator (CI) on the EPSRC project “Compact Quantum Clocks For Precise And Autonomous Position Navigation And Timing” (EP/Y004582/1) and a CI on the “European Doctoral Network for Safe and Sustainable Electromagnetic Shielding Solutions for Mobility.”

His administrative roles include 4th year engineering project coordinator.

Research and Publications

Research & Publications

Further details of research projects and publications can be found on the York Research Database



I currently teach:

  • Electrical Circuits and Systems

I have taught courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level on topics including:

  • AC Machines and Power Electronics
  • Introduction to Electrical Machines (Electrostatics, Magnetostatics, AC Circuit Analysis, Transformers and DC Machines)
  • Computer Architectures
  • Embedded Systems for FPGAs

I also supervise a range of student projects that cover my research and teaching interests.