Walter Mérida

Walter Mérida

Walter Mérida


PPhys., PEng., B.Sc. (Trent University), M.A.Sc. (Victoria), Ph.D. (Victoria)

phone: (604) 822-4189
fax: (604) 822-2403
office: KAIS 5019

Research Interests

  • Sustainable energy systems
  • Transportation
  • Hydrogen
  • Fuel cells

Selected Publications

  1. H. Talebian, O. Herrera, W. Mérida. “Policy Effectiveness on Emissions and Cost Reduction for Hydrogen Supply Chains: The Case for British Columbia” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 46(1), 998-1011 (2021).
  2. M. Schröder, Z. Abdin, W. Mérida. “Optimization of a grid-connected, photovoltaic microgrid for electric vehicle charging and hydrogen production.” Applied Energy 277, 115562 (2020)
  3. J. Speirs, P. Balcombe, P. Blomerus, M. Stettler, P. Achurra-Gonzalez, M. Woo, D. Ainalis, J. Cooper, A. Sharafian, W. Mérida, D. Crow, S Giarola, N. Shah, N. Brandon, A. Hawkes. “Natural gas fuel and greenhouse gas emissions in trucks and ships.” Progress in Energy 2, 012002 (2020).
  4. J. A. Fernández, O. E. Herrera, W. Mérida. “Impact of an Electrified Parkade on the Built Environment: An Unsupervised Learning Approach.” Transportation Research Part D 78(C), 102199 (2020).
  5. J. A. Diaz Real, P. Elsaesser, T. Holm, W. Mérida. “Electrochemical reduction on nanostructured TiO2 for enhanced photocatalytic activity.” Electrochimica Acta 329, 135162 (2020).
  6. A. Fernández, O. E. Herrera, and W. Mérida, (2019)Impact of an Electrified Parkade on the Built Environment: An Unsupervised Learning Approach.”Transportation Research Part D 78(C), 102199 (2020).
  7. Abdin, A. Zafaranloo, A. Rafiee, W. Mérida, W. Lipinski, K.R. Khalilpour.A review of hydrogen as an energy vector. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 120, 109620 (2020.)
  8. Z. Wang, A. Sharafian, and W. Mérida. “Non-equilibrium thermodynamic model for liquefied natural gas storage tanks.” Energy 190, 116412 (2020.)
  9. A. Diaz Real, P. Elsaesser, T. Holm, W. Mérida, “Electrochemical reduction on nanostructured TiO2 for enhanced photocatalytic activity.” Electrochimica Acta 329, 135162 (2020.)
  10. Nguyen, Z. Abdin, T. Holm, W. Mérida “Grid-connected electrolytic hydrogen production via large-scale water electrolysis.” Energy Conversion and Management 200, 112108 (2019.)
  11. Talebian, O. Herrera, W. Mérida, “Spatial and Temporal Optimization of Hydrogen Fuel Supply Chain for Light Duty Passenger Vehicles in British Columbia. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 44(47), 25939-25956 (2019.)
  12. Sharafian, P. Blomerus, and W. Mérida, (2019) “Liquefied natural gas tanker truck-to-tank transfer for on-road transportation,” Applied Thermal Engineering, 162, 114313 (2019.)
  13. H. Kung, P. K. Sow, B. Zahiri, W. Mérida. “Assessment and interpretation of surface wettability based on sessile droplet contact angle measurement: challenges and opportunities.” Advanced Materials Interfaces 6(16), 1900839 (2019.)
  14. Abdin, W. Mérida (2019), “Hybrid energy systems for off-grid power supply and hydrogen production based on renewable energy: A techno-economic analysis”, Energy Conversion and Management, 196, 1068-1079 (2019).
  15. Sharma, T. Holm, J. A. Diaz Real, W. Mérida, “Experimental Verification of Pore Impedance Theory: Drilled Graphite Electrodes with Gradually More Complex Pore Size Distribution”, Electrochimica Acta 317, 528-541 (2019.)
  16. Sharafian, P. Blomerus, and W. Mérida, (2019) “Natural gas as a ship fuel: Assessment of greenhouse gas and pollution reduction potential,” Energy Policy, 131, 332-346 (2019.)
  17. Holm, J. A. Diaz Real, W. Mérida. Numerical modeling of complex collection efficiency for double channel electrodes. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 842, 115-126 (2019.)
  18. Sharafian, R. Asaee, O.E. Herrera, and W. Mérida. Liquefied natural gas fuel in heavy-duty vehicles: Examples in Canada and British Columbia,” Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 69, 123-140 (2019).
  19. Lopez-Behar⁠a⁠, M. Tran⁠⁠, J. R. Mayaud⁠, T. Froese⁠, O. Herrera⁠, W. Mérida. Putting electric vehicles on the map: A policy agenda for residential charging infrastructure in Canada. Energy Research & Social Science, 50, 29-37 (2019.)
  20. Lopez-Behara, M. Tran, T. Froese, J. Mayaud, O. Herrera, and W. Mérida. “Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings: Mapping feedbacks and policy recommendations.” Energy Policy, 126, 444-451 (2019.)
  21. Perera, K. Hewage, M. Shahria Alama, W. Mérida, R. Sadiq. Scenario-based economic and environmental analysis of clean energy incentives for households in Canada: Multi-criteria decision-making approach.” Journal of Cleaner Production 198, 170-186 (2018.)
  22. Zahiri, A. Hill, R. M. Felix, C. H. Kung, T. Sharma, J. D. Real, W. Mérida, Through-Plane Wettability Tuning of Fibrous Carbon Layers via O2 Plasma Treatment for Enhanced Water Management.” Applied Surface Science, 458, 32-42 (2018)
  23. H. Kung, B. Zahiri, P.K. Sow, W. Mérida. Electrochemical Wettability Control on Cu/CuxO Core-Shell Dendrites: In-Situ Droplet Modulation and On-Demand Oil-Water Separation.” Materials Research Society Advances, 3(53), 3163-3169 (2018.)
  24. H. Kung, B. Zahiri, P.K. Sow, W. Mérida. On-demand oil water separation via low-voltage wettability switching of core-shell structures on copper substrates.” Applied Surface Science, 444, 15-27 (2018.)
  25. R. Asaee, A. Sharafian, O.E. Herrera, P. Blomerus, and W. Mérida. “Housing Stock in Cold-Climate Countries: Conversion Challenges for Net Zero Emission Buildings” Applied Energy, 217, 88-100 (2018.)
  26. Talebian, O. Herrera, M. Tran, W. Mérida, “Electrification of Road Freight Transport: Policy Implications in British Columbia”, Energy Policy, Energy Policy 115, 109-118 (2018.)
  27. A. Escalante, T. Mithrush, A. Bassama, and W. Mérida. “A sensitivity analysis to determine technical and economic feasibility of energy storage systems implementation: a flow battery case study.” Renewable Energy 115, 547-557 (2018.)



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