Thrust Area: Energy&Control

Research Interests

  • Modeling, control and optimization of dynamic systems
  • Model-based control in advanced propulsion systems
  • Energy management control and optimization in HEVs and PHEVs
  • Energy storage systems- Li-ion and PbA batteries, Supercapacitors
  • Battery aging modeling, state of health estimation and life prediction for control
  • Damage degradation modeling in interconnected systems


Feb. 2017

  • Simona Onori [People in Control] Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 23 - 25
  • Control System Magazine link to the article

    Jan. 2017

  • Five papers accepted at the 2017 American Control Conference on a) battery modeling, b) emission modeling and control and c) engine control. See you in Seattle!
  • Oct 2016

  • ANNOUNCEMENT: PostDoc Position available in Onori's group in the Energy&Control thrust area. Applicants should have a background and hold a passion for modeling, optimization and control. Proficiency with Matlab and Simulink is required. CV and further enquiries should be directed to
  • Oct. 12, Clemson University (Drs. Hoffman and Onori) in partneship with Corning (Ameya Josh) will hold a Workshop on Mitigating Gasoline Particulate Emissions: Challenges and Best Practices at CU-ICAR as part of the 2016 ASME ICEF Internal Combustion Engine Fall Technical Conference
  • Sept 2016

  • Sept. 30 Seminar on "Lithium-ion Battery Dynamics Research: Multiscale Modeling and Aging Optimization in Battery Pack", School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
  • Sept. 29 Seminar on "Advances in Modeling and Estimation of Three Way Catalytic ConvertersSchool of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
  • Sept 14, Seminar on "Advanced battery management system design for Li-ion battery diagnostics and control", Boeing Battery Community of Practice
  • August 2016

  • August 29, Seminar on "Hybrid Energy Storage Systems: experiments, modeling and estimation", US TARDEC, Warren, MI.
  • June 2016 

  • Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Control and Optimization STUTTGART INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL MOBILITY. FKFS, University of Stuttgard
  • May 2016 

  • May 19, Seminar on “Modeling and Estimation of Three Way Catalytic Converter”, PRISME University of Orléans, Orléans, France
  • Visiting Professor, Laboratoire de Mecanique et Energetique, Université d'Orléans, France
  • 2016 Energy Leadership Award Winner in the category Emerging Leader. Award ceremony May 12 @ the 2016 Energy Inc. Summit, Charlotte, NC
  • Feb. 2016 

  • Media Coverage SAE Update - February 2016
  • Jan. 2016 

  • Springer has published our book!
  • Hybrid Electric Vehicles Energy Management Strategies, Authors: Simona Onori, Lorenzo Serrao, Giorgio Rizzoni. SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering


    Dec. 2015 

  • Clemson researcher gets InnoVision award, Media Coverage GSA Business
  • Elected IEEE Senior Member

    Nov 2015 

  • Nov. 17, Sustainability Award winner by InnoVision, within the State of South Carolina
  • Nov. 12-13, Planning Meeting - National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Real-Time Intelligence for Smart Electric Grid Operations (RISE). RISE is collaboratively proposed by Clemson University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Kansas State University

    Oct 2015 

  • Proceedings of the 4th IFAC Workshop on Engine and Powertrain Control, Simulation and Modeling E-COSM 2015 Columbus, Ohio, USA, 23-26 August 2015, Edited by Simona Onori, Volume 48, Issue 15, Pages 1-470 (2015) are available online. Go to IFAC-PapersOnLine

    Sept 2015 

  • Sept 22, Finalists Reception of InnoVision Sustainability Award, Columbia, SC
  • Sept 1, Invited Speaker @ IEEE-Boeing NextTech Series, The Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama
    July/Aug 2015 

  • IEEE Control System Magazine August 2015 Volume 35 Number 4
  • Technical Committee on Automatic Controls [Technical Activities] Onori, S. Page(s): 18 - 64

  • July 27-31 and August 3-7 (GIRLS ONLY course), Clemson University Summer Scholars Camp on Sustainable Transportation for 10th — 12th graders (Link). Organizers: Simona, Srikanth Pilla, Fadi Abu-Farha (AuE CU)
  • July 1, 2015 ACC WeB01: Battery Health Management System for Automotive Applications, Organizers: Simona and Hosam Fathy (PennState)

    June 2015 

  • June 24-26, Stuttgart International Summer School Mobility, 2015, University of Stuttgart
    System Competence in Electric, Hybrid (Electric and Hydraullic) Powertrains, Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics-FKFS
  • June 2-5, Invited Lecturer at the National Engineering Lab for Electric Vehicles - Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
    May 2015 

  • Media Coverage Hybrid battery research gets international attention, Paul Alongi, College of Engineering and Science
  • Media Coverage Researcher’s hybrid battery work gets international attention, GSA Business News
    Feb 2015

  • Poster Session on Battery Research at CU-ICAR  - Anirudh Allam (MS), Haimo Bi (MS), Harikesh Arunachalam (PhD), Liuwang Kang  (PhD) @ the  Batteries, Super Capacitors, Fuel Cells & EV`s Seminar by Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd  February 9-10, 2015 - Greenville, SC, USA

    Jan 2015

  • Proceeding Editor, 2015 IFAC Workshop on Engine and Powertrain Control, Simulation and Modeling
  • International Programs Chair, 2015 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control (DSC) Conference
  • Appointed, Vice-Chair Technical Committee TC 7.1. Automotive Control

    Dec 2014


  • Appointed, Chair of IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Automotive Controls by the CSS Board of Governors - Dec. 14th, 2014
  • IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC) 2014, Dec. 17-19 Florence, Italy (Link)
  • Invited Speaker at the Modeling of Energy Storage/Conversion: From the Molecular to The Vehicle Level Workshop, Dec. 11, 2014, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
  • Opponent of Doctoral Dissetation on State-of-Health Estimation of Li-ion Batteries: Ageing Models , Ph.D. Candidate: Jens Groot. Division of Electric and Power Engineering, Dec. 12, 2014, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

    Nov 2014


  • Visiting Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Italy
  • Received a joint appointment in Electrical Engineering, Clemson Univeristy

    July 2014

  • Tutorial on "Advances in battery system design for electrified vehicles", IEEE IECON 2014 (Link)


    June 2014


  • IEEE CSS appointed Dr. Simona Onori as CEB Associate Editor
  • June 25-27 - International Summer School Mobility - University of Stuttgart FKFS
  • Tuesday, June 3rd, 1:30-5:30pm - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Portland, OR Workshop on Developing Battery Management Systems Using Model-Based Design Organizers: Simona Onori, Federico Baronti, ACC 14 (Link)
  • [ From left to right: Kevin Rzemien, Federico Baronti, Robyn Jackey, Simona Onori ]


    May 2014

  • Attending the ARC Conference, Univerisity of Michigan (Link)

    Apr 2014


  • The paper on Energy Management Design in Hybrid Electric Vehicles: a novel optimality and stability framework by Roberto Mura, Vadim Utkin, Simona Onori has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology

    Mar 2014


  • Book Chapter: Simona Onori, Model-based optimal energy management strategies for hybrid electric vehicles” in Optimization and Optimal Control in Automotive Systems - Lect. Notes in Control and Inf. Science, Ed. Harald Waschl, Ilya Kolmanovsky, Maarten Steinbuch, Luigi del Re is now availeble (Link)

    Feb 2014


  • Paper on Insight into the HEV/PHEV optimal control solution based on a new tuning method by Carlos Guardiola, Ben Pla, Simona Onori and Giorgio Rizzoni has been accepted to Control Engineering Practice (available online)
  • Attending the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) in Atlanta (Link)
    June 2015 

  • June 24-26, Stuttgart International Summer School Mobility, 2015, University of Stuttgart
    System Competence in Electric, Hybrid (Electric and Hydraullic) Powertrains, Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics-FKFS
  • June 2-5, Invited Lecturer at the National Engineering Lab for Electric Vehicles -Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
    Jan 2014

  • Stefano and Carlo join CU-ICAR as visiting scholars from Politecnico di Milano. Stefano will work on aging propagation in battery systems and Carlo will conduct research on periodic optimal control
  • Our proposal for a half-day workshop at the 2014 ACC on:
    "Developing Battery Management Systems using Model-Based Design" has been accepted! (Link)/Augu
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