Energy Seminar: Simona Onori: Advancing Batteries through Physics-based Control: An Automotive Perspective

Monday, November 26, 2018

4:30 pm

NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center Map

Sponsored by:
Precourt Institute for Energy

The combination of electrochemistry and control has the potential to improve energy storage devices' performance and prolong their life once deployed in the field. In this talk, Professor Onori will share the ongoing research journey she has taken with her students in tackling research questions related to the design, estimation, control and optimizing of battery systems leveraging the rigorous approach from control theory. Starting from a newly developed macroscale lithium-ion battery model, Professor Onori will move to the design of model-based estimators for real-time degradation prediction and will also discuss the challenges to accurately predict the behavior of interconnected cells that form a battery pack. Finally, Professor Onori will shed light on the importance of optimal control tools in optimizing battery systems used in real vehicles. In particular, she will show how new generation of electrified military vehicles can be optimized using recent tools developed in the Onori Lab at Stanford. Professor Onori will close by highlighting open challenges in the field and new perspectives for next- generation electrochemical energy storage systems.

Speaker Biography:

Simona Onori received her Laurea Degree, summa cum laude, (CSE) in 2003, her M.S. (ECE) in 2004, her Ph.D. (Control Engineering) in 2007, from University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, and University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, respectively. She is an Assistant Professor at the Energy Resources Engineering Department, Stanford University. Formerly, she was an Assistant Professor at Clemson University-International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) from 2013 to 2017, where she also held a joint appointment with the ECE department. Before that she was Research Scientist at the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research which she joined in 2017 as a postdoctoral fellow. She holds visiting professor positions at the University of Trento (2014, Italy), Beijing Institute of Technology (2015, China), and University of Orleans (2016, France) and she is PSG Distinguished Visiting Professor awarded by the Managing Trustee of PSG College of Technology (2017, India). Dr. Onori is the recipient of the 2017 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, 2017 NSF CAREER award, 2017 Clemson University College of Engineering and Science Dean’s Faculty Fellows Award, 2017 Clemson University Esin Gulari Leadership & Service Award, 2016 Energy Leadership Award in the category Emerging Leader (for the Carolinas), the 2015 Innovision Award (South Carolina), and 2012 Lumley Interdisciplinary Research, 2011 Outstanding Technology Team Award, TechColumbus.

Monday, November 26, 2018
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center Map

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