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Simona Onori

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Associate Professor
Energy Science and Engineering

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Degrees / Education

  • Ph.D.: University of Rome, ‘’Tor Vergata”, Control Engineering (2007)
  • M.Sc.: University of New Mexico, Department of Electrical Engineering, (2005)
  • Laurea (B.S. + M.S. equivalent): University of Rome, ‘’Tor Vergata”, Electrical and Computer Engineering (2003) summa cum laude


Applications: Transportation and Utility Grid - Energy Storage and Conversion Systems - Lithium-ion and PbA batteries, Supercapacitors;  Emission Mitigation Devices - Gasoline Particulate Filters, Three Way Catalyst; Electrified Vehicles;  Grid-level Storage

Methods: First-Principle modeling; Estimation and Identification; Optimal Control & Optimization; Model Order Reduction, Model-based Diagnostics and Prognostics, Machine Learning

Experimental focus: battery aging and characterization, Hardware-in-the-loop and rapid control prototyping

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Department of Energy Science and Engineering Stanford University (2023 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor (by courtesy), Electrical Engineering, Stanford University (2019 - 2023)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Energy Science and Engineering Stanford University (2017 - 2023)
  • Adjunct Professor, Automotive Engineering, Clemson University (2017)
  • Visiting Professor, PRISME, University of Orléans (2016)
  • Invited Lecturer, National Engineering Lab for Electric Vehicles School of Mechanical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology (2015)
  • Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Joint Appointment), Clemson University (2014 - 2017)
  • Visiting Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, University of Trento, Italy (2014)
  • Assistant Professor of Automotive Engineering, Clemson University (2013 - 2017)
  • Adjunct Fellow, Center for Automotive Research (2011-2013)
  • Research Scientist, Senior Research Associate, Lecturer, Research Associate, The Ohio State University (2009 - 2013)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University (2007 - 2009)
  • Control Engineer, Orbit and Attitude Spacecraft Control Division, Thales-Alenia Space, Rome, Italy (2007)
  • Test Engineer, IBM, Rome, Italy (2000-2002)

Honors & Awards

Synergistic Activities

  • Chair, IEEE TC on Automotive Controls (2015-present)
  • Vice-Chair, IFAC TC on Automotive Control TC7.1 (2015-present)
  • Associate Editor, SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains (2012-present)
  • Associate Editor, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division (ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, American Control Conference) (2010-present)
  • Member, ASME Energy Systems Technical Committee (2012-present)
  • Member, IFAC Technical Committee Automotive Control (2010-present)
  • Member, IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Automotive Controls  (2009-present)
  • Member, IFAC Technical Committee on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes (SAFEPROCESS) (2009-present)
  • Member, ASME Automotive and Transportation Systems (ATS) Technical Committee (2008-present)


  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Member, The Electrochemical Society (ECS)