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What we do

Simona speakingWe tackle fundamental modeling, control and estimation questions to both improve efficiency and longevity of existing energy systems and at the same time optimize the development of the new generation energy systems with the ultimate goal to accelerate the transition to clean energy grid and transportation.
We work closely with major industry players, academicians from domestic and international universities and practitioners in the field of transportation and utility grid. 

Currently, our group is focusing on:

  • Understanding the physical phenomenal governing the operation and  evolution of electrochemical energy storage systems – lithium ion batteries - and new generation emission control devices - catalytic converter and particulate filters
  • Translating such an understanding into physics-based models for design optimization and real-time estimation and control
  • Investigating the interplay between physics-based parameters and system level performance
  • Optimizing energy storage technologies for electrified vehicles


Lab News

Aug 2021

Interview with Russ Altman for the “The Future of Everything” Series


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Aug 2021

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Aug 2021

Bin Xu is starting a faculty position as an Assistant Professor in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, at The University of Oklahoma, and Vahid Azimi in Mechanical Engineering, at Auburn University. Good luck guys!



Simona Onori, Principal Investigator

Email: (650) 498-1183


Lab Policy: being a good citizen of the Stanford Energy Control Lab

The members of Stanford Energy Control Lab are expected to take full responsibility to complete their research project, conduct experiments, simulation and algorithm development, honestly and judiciously, collaborate professionally with other lab members and be invested in their own as well as other lab members’ success.


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Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
Green Earth Sciences Bldg
367 Panama Mall, Room 68
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

Stanford Energy Control Lab 
Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
Green Earth Sciences Bldg
367 Panama Mall, Room 83-85
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

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