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Meysam Qadrdan

Professor Meysam Qadrdan

Professor in Energy Networks and Systems

School of Engineering

+44 29208 70370
Queen's Buildings - East Building, Room E/2.21, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Available for postgraduate supervision


Meysam Qadrdan is a Professor of Energy Networks and Systems at Cardiff University. He is an Industrial Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He was an EPSRC-UKRI Innovation Fellow from 2018 to 2022.

His research covers the 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 the IET Energy Systems Integration journal.



















Book sections

  • Qadrdan, M., Jenkins, N. and Wu, J. 2017. Smart grid and energy storage. In: Kalogirou, S. ed. McEvoy's Handbook of Photovoltaics, Third Edition: Fundamentals and Applications. Academic Press, pp. 915-927.




Research theme: Energy and Environment


Awarding body

Project title

Grant holder(s) at Cardiff University

Duration from/ to


EPSRC (EP/Y010078/1)

Energy Demand Research Centre (EDRC)

M. Qadrdan (Cardiff sole PI)

01/07/2023 to 31/06/2028

£550k to CU

(£15.5m total)

EPSRC (EP/X038823/1)

Hydrogen Integration for Accelerated Energy Transitions Hub (HI-ACT)

J. Wu, M. Qadrdan (Co-I) and K. Henwood

01/06/2023 to 31/05/2028

£1.84m to CU

(£10.7m total)

EPSRC (EP/W027879/1)

TidAl Range schemes as configurable Grid-scale Energy sTorage facilities (TARGET)

R. Ahmadian, M. Qadrdan (Co-I), Y. Zhou and M. Munday

01/09/2022 to 31/08/2024


Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship

Evaluating the potential of hydrogen to achieve net-zero

M. Qadrdan (PI)

01/09/2022 to 31/08/2024


WEFO – European Regional Development Fund

Flexible and Smart Energy Systems (Flexis) - Extension

N. Jenkins, M. Qadrdan (Co-I), M. Abeysekera, Y. Zhou, C. Ugalde, W. Ming

01/03/2021 to 28/02/2023


Siemens and EPSRC (EP/W028573/1)

Digital Twin with Data-Driven Predictive Control: Unlocking Flexibility of Industrial Plants for Supporting a Net Zero Electricity System

Y. Zhou, M. Qadrdan (Co-I) and W. Ming

01/03/2022 to 30/11/2022


EPSRC (EP/T022795/1)

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 to 01/04/2025


Royal Academy of Engineering

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

M. Qadrdan (PI) and Y. Zhou

01/04/2021 to 01/04/2023


European Commission – Horizon 2020

Virtual Power Plant for Interoperable and Smart isLANDS (VPP4ISLANDS)

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

01/10/2020 to 31/03/2024


National Grid

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

M. Qadrdan (PI), J. Wu

01/08/2019 to 31/03/2022


EPSRC (EP/S029575/1)

UK Energy Research Centre Phase 4

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

01/05/2019 to 30/04/2024

£472,972 to CU

(£18m total)

EPSRC Innovation Fellowship

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

M. Qadrdan (PI)

28/06/2018 to 31/05/2022


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 to 31/03/2021



Sustainable gas pathways for Brazil; from microcosm to macrocosm

M Qadrdan  (Cardiff sole PI)

01/05/2016 to 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 to 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 to 28/02/2021



Alternative Energy Systems (EN4705/ENT739) - Module leader

Individual Project (EN3400) - Supervisor

Research Study (ENT695) - Supervisor

MSc Dissertation (ENT759) - Supervisor


Professional memberships

IEEE, Senior Member

Higher Education Academy, Fellow

Academic positions

2022: Professor, Cardiff University

2019 - 2022: Reader, Cardiff University

2018 - 2019: Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University

2015 - 2018: Lecturer, Cardiff University

Committees and reviewing

Associate Editor, IET Energy Systems Integration


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

Amirrezza Azimipoor

Amirrezza Azimipoor

Graduate Demonstrator

Qikun Chen

Qikun Chen

Research student