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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


Stanford Energy Control Lab - Seminar Series

The Stanford Energy Control Lab will hold monthly seminars covering topics ranging from electrochemical modeling of li-ion batteries, hybrid and electric vehicles design, emission control device modeling and control. The seminars are open to public.

Winter 2020

    • Date & Location: January 17, 2020 - 10:30am, Green 361
      Title: High-fidelity Electrochemical Models for Lithium-ion Batteries: Review, Analysis, and Applications
      Speaker: Dr. Seongbeom Lee
    • Date & Location: February 28, 2020 - 10:00am, Green 014
      Title: A Novel Lithium-ion Battery Pack Modeling Framework
      Speaker: Trey Weaver
    • Date & Location: March 6, 2020 - 10:00am, Green 014
      Title: Enhanced-Ragone Plot for Energy Storage Selection in Electrified Military Vehicles
      Speaker: Edoardo Catenaro

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Jul 2020

SAE International Announces New Name for Electrified Vehicles Journal

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Jun 2020

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Jun 2020

Congratulations to Anirudh Allam for receiving the 2020 Centennial Teaching Assistant Award for the Energy Resources Engineering Department!


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.


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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