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Dr Meysam Qadrdan

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 an EPSRC-UKRI Innovation Fellow and a Reader in Energy Networks and Systems at Cardiff University. Before joining Cardiff as a Lecturer 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 to 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 level. Meysam Qadrdan develops optimisation and simulation modelling tools to investigate:

  • Cross-sectoral flexibility to support the operation of low carbon power systems 
  • Interactions between gas, electricity and heat supply systems
  • Expansion planning of energy infrastructure under uncertainty
  • Whole-system impacts of heat decarbonisation pathways

Meysam Qadrdan is an Associate Editor of IET Energy Systems Integration journal.

Biography

Professional memberships

IEEE, Senior Member

Higher Education Academy, Fellow

Academic positions

2019 - present: Reader, Cardiff University

2018 - 2019: Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University

2015 - 2018: Lecturer, Cardiff University

Committees and reviewing

Associate Editor, IET Energy Systems Integration

Publications

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2008

Teaching

Alternative Energy Systems (EN4705/ENT739) - Module leader

Individual Project (EN3400) - Supervisor

Research Study (ENT695) - Supervisor

MSc Dissertation (ENT759) - Supervisor

Research theme: Energy and Environment

Contracts

Awarding body

Project title

Grant holder(s)

Duration from/ to

Value

EPSRC

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

£856,109

Royal Academy of Engineering

Decarbonising Jordanian Energy Systems: Utilising Smart Solutions based on Energy Storage

Y. Zhou and M. Qadrdan

01/04/2021 - 01/04/2023

£20,000

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 - 28/11/2021

£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

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

Supervision

Decarbonisation of heating and cooling

Flexibility from energy systems integration

Design and analysis of local energy markets

Agent-based modelling of multi-stakeholder energy systems

Current supervision

Qiupeng Kong

Research student

Oscar Utomo

Research student

Lahiru Jayasuriya

Research student

Jose Bastida Hernandez

Research student