Walter Mérida

Walter Mérida

Walter Mérida

Professor

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

phone: (604) 822-4189
fax: (604) 822-2403
email: walter.merida@ubc.ca
website:  http://enilab.apsc.ubc.ca
office: KAIS 5019

Research Interests

  • Sustainable energy systems
  • Transportation
  • Hydrogen
  • Fuel cells

Selected Publications

  1. Nguyen, Z. Abdin, T. Holm, W. Mérida “Grid-connected electrolytic hydrogen production via large-scale water electrolysis.” Energy Conversion and Management 200, 112108 (2019.)
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.)
  5. 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).
  6. 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.)
  7. 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.)
  8. 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.)
  9. 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).
  10. 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.)
  11. 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.)
  12. 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.)
  13. 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)
  14. 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.)
  15. 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.)
  16. 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.)
  17. 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.)
  18. 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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