Professor Simon Bartlett


School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 336 53755
0411 600 584


The Powerlink Australian Chair in Electricity Transmission, Professor Bartlett is responsible for providing leadership to the Australian academic sector that supports the Australian Power Industry. The role includes establishing and maintaining strong links with the power industry in Australia and internationally to ensure that the educational and research services provided by the University are aligned with and meet the evolving needs of the power industry.

Professor Simon Bartlett AM was educated in Engineering and Science at the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was awarded the IET Sir Lionel Hooke Award in 2007, Queensland Electrical Engineer of the Year in 2008 and Australian Professional Engineer of the Year in 2009. His outstanding contribution to the Australian Power Industry and the Engineering Profession was also recognized in 2012 through the award of Member of the Order of Australia.

Simon has forty years’ experience in the Power industry in electricity transmission and power generation in Australia, Europe and Canada. His recent industry roles have included Chief Operating Officer and Acting Chief Executive of Powerlink Queensland, Director of Electranet SA, Chairman of the Australian Power Institute, Deputy Chairman of Cigre Australia, and member of the AEMC Reliability Panel and AEMO Operating Committees.

In late 2012, Simon retired from his operating roles in the Power Industry to take up a full time position as Professor at the University of Queensland as the API/Powerlink Chair in Electricity Transmission.


  • Bachelor of Engineering, The University of Queensland
  • Fellow of The Academy, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow, The Insitution of Engineers, Australia
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland


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Conference Publication

  • Oliver, E., Martin, D., Krause, O., Bartlett, S. and Froome, C. (2015). How is climate change likely to affect queensland electricity infrastructure into the future?. In: Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC). IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC), Brisbane, Australia, (). 15-18 November 2015. doi:10.1109/APPEEC.2015.7380972

  • Mosadeghy, Mehdi, Saha, Tapan Kumar, Yan, Ruifeng and Bartlett, Simon (2014). Reliability evaluation of wind farms considering generation and transmission systems. In: Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES), 2014. PES-GM 2014: IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2014, National Harbor, MD, United States, (). 27 -31 July 2014. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2014.6939156

  • Kabir, Shahariar, Krause, Olav and Bartlett, Simon (2013). Impact of large-scale photovoltaic system on short and long term voltage stability in sub-transmission network. In: Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), 2013 Australasian Universities. Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2013, Hobart, TAS Australia, (). 29 September - 03 October 2013. doi:10.1109/AUPEC.2013.6725355