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What we do

Simona speaking at event
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Mission: tackle the fundamental understanding of energy systems to accelerate the development of more efficient, reliable and optimized systems for sustainable mobility and smart grids.

Currently, our group is focusing on:

  • Understanding the physical phenomenal governing the operation as well as the evolution over time of 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
  • Investigating the interplay between physics-based parameters and system level performance
  • Developing system-level tractable models via rigorous model order reduction methods
  • Designing control laws and optimization strategies for optimized system level utilization

Learn more about our Research

Lab News

May 2018

Simona and Abdullah attend and present their work on “Tools for Optimal Selection of Energy Storage Technology for Electrified Military Vehicles” at the 24th Annual Automotive Research Center Program Review.
Venue: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

See more information about this event
May 2018

Title: Modeling the Dynamics of Gasoline Particulate Filters for On-board Vehicle Emission Reduction
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Venue: Green Earth Sciences Building, Room 365

See past SCCS talks
Apr 2018

Contact Info

Simona Onori, Principal Investigator

  • Assistant Professor, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University (2017-present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Automotive Engineering,  Clemson University (2017-present)
  • Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University  (2018-present)
  • Researcher, Bits and Watts, Stanford Univeristy (2018-present)

Email: (650) 498-1183



Office Address
Green Earth Sciences
367 Panama Mall, Room 68
Stanford University,
Stanford, CA 94305

Physics-based Energy Control Lab (PECL)
Green Earth Sciences
367 Panama Mall, Room 83-85
Stanford University,
Stanford, CA 94305

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