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Dr Meysam Qadrdan

Reader

School of Engineering

Email
qadrdanm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0370
Campuses
E/2.21, Queen's Buildings - East Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

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.

Biography

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

Publications

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2008

Teaching

Alternative Energy Systems (EN4705/ENT739) - Module leader

Research theme: Energy and Environment

Contracts

Awarding body

Project title

Grant holder(s)

Duration from/ to

Value

European Commission – Horizon 2020

Virtual Power Plant for Interoperable and Smart isLANDS (VPP4ISLANDS)

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

2020 - 2024

€587,620

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

£132,443

EPSRC

UK Energy Research Centre Phase 4

J. Wu, M. Qadrdan (Co-I)

01/05/2019 - 30/04/2024

£472,972

EPSRC (EPSRC_UKRI Innovation Fellowship)

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

M. Qadrdan  (PI)

28/06/2018 - 28/06/2021

£628,872

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

£192,365

NERC (via Imperial College)

Sustainable gas pathways for Brazil; from microcosm to macrocosm

M Qadrdan  (Cardiff PI)

01/05/2016 - 30/09/2019

£110,766

EPSRC (via University of Sheffield)

Generating random-realistic topologies for electricity distribution networks

M. Qadrdan (PI), S. Abeysinghe

01/07/2017 - 30/09/2017

£9,994

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

£416,912

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

£1,459,246