Imperial College London

DrIvanGarcia Kerdan

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering




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Dr Ivan Garcia Kerdan is a Research Associate in the Sustainable Gas Institute at Imperial College London.

Dr Garcia Kerdan has a bachelor degree in Mechatronics Engineering and an MSc in Energy and Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. In 2016, he obtained a PhD from the Energy Institute at University College London by developing ExRET-Opt, an exergoeconomic-based optimisation tool for retrofit designs of building energy systems. Ivan also has industry experience working with Latin-America based companies in charge of developing projects focused on corporate energy efficiency and renewable energy generation (solar, wind).

Currently, he is working in the Newton Fund Project: Sustainable Gas Pathways for Brazil; from Microcosm to Macrocosm, a collaboration project between Imperial College London and University of Sao Paolo. The research focuses on the justification for expanding various types of gas infrastructure in Brazil by investigating the role of natural gas, alongside bio-methane sources, within the Brazilian energy matrix. Additionally, Dr Garcia Kerdan is part of the SGI modelling team working in MUSE, a whole systems recursive dynamic model of energy system transitions covering all sectors of the economy.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Kerdan IG, Raslan R, Ruyssevelt P, et al., 2017, ExRET-Opt: An automated exergy/exergoeconomic simulation framework for building energy retrofit analysis and design optimisation, Applied Energy, Vol:192, ISSN:0306-2619, Pages:33-58

García Kerdan I, Raslan R, Ruyssevelt P, et al., 2017, A comparison of an energy/economic-based against an exergoeconomic-based multi-objective optimisation for low carbon building energy design, Energy, Vol:128, ISSN:0360-5442, Pages:244-263

Garcia Kerdan I, Raslan R, Ruyssevelt P, et al., 2017, The role of an exergy-based building stock model for exploration of future decarbonisation scenarios and policy making, Energy Policy, Vol:105, ISSN:0301-4215, Pages:467-483

García Kerdan I, Raslan R, Ruyssevelt P, et al., 2017, Thermodynamic and exergoeconomic analysis of a non-domestic Passivhaus retrofit, Building and Environment, Vol:117, ISSN:0360-1323, Pages:100-117

Kerdan IG, Raslan R, Ruyssevelt P, 2016, An exergy-based multi-objective optimisation model for energy retrofit strategies in non-domestic buildings, Energy, Vol:117, ISSN:0360-5442, Pages:506-522

Kerdan IG, Raslan R, Ruyssevelt P, et al., 2016, An exergoeconomic-based parametric study to examine the effects of active and passive energy retrofit strategies for buildings, Energy and Buildings, Vol:133, ISSN:1872-6178, Pages:155-171

Kerdan IG, Morillon Galvez D, Raslan R, et al., 2015, Modelling the energy and exergy utilisation of the Mexican non-domestic sector: A study by climatic regions, Energy Policy, Vol:77, ISSN:0301-4215, Pages:191-206


Garcia Kerdan I, Raslan RM, Ruyssevelt P, An exergy-based simulation stock model: A new approach for policy making, IBPSA Building Simulation Conference 2015 (BS2015)

Garcia Kerdan I, Parametric study and simulation-based exergy optimization for energy retrofits in buildings, 28th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization Simulation & Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS)

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