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Dr Meysam Qadrdan


School of Engineering

+44 (0)29 2087 0370
E/2.21, Queen's Buildings - East Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Available for postgraduate supervision


Meysam Qadrdan is a Reader in Energy Networks and Systems at Cardiff University. Before starting his current role in January 2015, he spent one year at Imperial College and two years at Cardiff University as Research Associate. Meysam Qadrdan obtained his PhD from Cardiff University, UK (2012), MSc in Energy Systems Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran (2008) and BSc in Physics from Ferdowsi University, Iran (2005). He also worked as an Energy Consultant for two years prior moving to Cardiff to pursue his PhD degree.

His research area covers expansion and operational planning of interdependent energy networks at different scales from community to national and international level. Meysam Qadrdan develops optimisation and simulation modelling tool to investigate:

  • Optimal generation scheduling under wind forecast uncertainty
  • Interactions between gas, electricity and heat supply systems
  • Expansion planning of energy infrastructure under uncertainty
  • The role of gas networks in transitioning to low carbon energy systems

Meysam has been involved in a number of high profile research projects looking at modelling and analysis of integrated energy supply and demand such as UK Infrastructure Transition research Consortium (ITRC) and Whole System Energy Modelling consortium (WholeSEM). He has published more than 20 papers in international journals and conferences. He also co-authored a book chapter entitled “Energy Supply and Demand” which is a chapter of the book “The Future of National Infrastructure”, published by Cambridge University Press.


Professional memberships

IEEE, Senior Member

Higher Education Academy, Fellow

Academic positions

2018 - present: Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University

2015 - 2018: Lecturer, Cardiff University

Committees and reviewing

Associate Editor, IET Energy Systems Integration















Alternative Energy Systems (EN4705/ENT739) - Module leader

Research theme: Energy and Environment


Awarding body

Project title

Grant holder(s)

Duration from/ to



Integrated heating and cooling networks with heat-sharing-enabled smart prosumers

M. Qadrdan (PI), M. Abeysekera, J. Wu, N. Jenkins, H. Thomas, M. Manju, X. Xu

01/04/2021 - 01/04/2025


European Commission – Horizon 2020

Virtual Power Plant for Interoperable and Smart isLANDS (VPP4ISLANDS)

J. Wu, M. Qadrdan (Co-I)

2020 - 2024


National Grid

Assessing temporal and spatial impacts of decarbonising heat and transport on electricity networks

M. Qadrdan (PI), J. Wu

01/08/2019 - 31/03/2021



UK Energy Research Centre Phase 4

J. Wu, M. Qadrdan (Co-I)

01/05/2019 - 30/04/2024


EPSRC (EPSRC_UKRI Innovation Fellowship)

Maximising flexibility through multi-scale integration of energy system (MISSION)

M. Qadrdan  (PI)

28/06/2018 - 28/11/2021


European Commission – Horizon 2020

Bringing flexibility provided by multi energy carrier integration to a new MAGNITUDE

J. Wu, M. Qadrdan (Co-I), C. Ugalde-Loo, N. Jenkins

01/10/2017 - 31/03/2021


NERC (via Imperial College)

Sustainable gas pathways for Brazil; from microcosm to macrocosm

M Qadrdan  (Cardiff PI)

01/05/2016 - 30/09/2019


WEFO – European Regional Development Fund

FLEXIS West – Flexible Energy Systems

N. Jenkins, L. Cipcigan, J. Wu, C. Ugalde-Loo, M. Qadrdan (Co-I)

01/07/2015 - 28/02/2021


WEFO – European Regional Development Fund

FLEXIS East – Flexible Energy Systems

N. Jenkins, L. Cipcigan, J. Wu, C. Ugalde-Loo, M. Qadrdan  (Co-I)

01/07/2015 - 28/02/2021



Current supervision

Alexandre Canet

Research student

Qiupeng Kong

Research student

Oscar Utomo

Research student

Lahiru Jayasuriya

Research student

Jose Bastida Hernandez

Research student