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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

Sep 2020

A new model offers a way to predict the condition of a battery’s internal systems in real-time with far more accuracy than existing tools. In electric cars, the technology could improve driving range estimates and prolong battery life.

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Sep 2020

Presentation "On advanced battery management systems for lithium-ion batteries"

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Aug 2020

Simona Onori and Kevin Moy giving the Keynote at the Energy Storage Session on “Grid-level Battery Energy Storage: Characterization of Grid Applications for Physics-Based Modelling, Design Optimization, and Technology Evaluation”, MIT A+B Applied Energy Symposium.

MIT A+B Applied Energy Symposium


Simona Onori, Principal Investigator

Email: (650) 498-1183

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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.


Office Address
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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