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ERE Seminar: Simona Onori, PhD (ERE) - Advanced Battery Management Systems for Lithium-ion Batteries

November 9, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (see login details in Description)

Simona Onori, PhD | Energy Resources Engineering

TITLEAdvanced Battery Management Systems for Lithium-ion Batteries

ABSTRACTBattery Management Systems (BMSs) manage the charging and discharging of the battery providing estimates of state of charge and health during its use to protect the battery from misuse and ensure safety and longer duration. In this talk, we discuss the Stanford Energy Control lab’s recent research on advanced BMS using control theory tools, electrochemistry and hardware validation. Specifically, we will discuss i) state of health estimation using advanced observer design, ii) battery-in-the-loop experiments, and iii) battery pack modeling and optimization. Throughout the seminar, we will also point out relevant courses that introduce students to the topic of electrochemical energy storage and Li-ion battery modeling and control.


  • Allam, A., Onori, S., “On-line Capacity Estimation for Lithium-ion Cells via an Electrochemical Model-based Adaptive Interconnected Observer”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2020
  • "WO2020186269 - BATTERY MONITORING SYSTEM", Allam, A. and  Onori, S., PCT Patent Application No. PCT/US2020/022999 Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, International Filing Date 16.03.2020, Publication Date 17.09.2020
  • Allam, A., Onori, S., "An Interconnected Observer for Concurrent Estimation of Bulk and Surface Concentration in Cathode and Anode of a Lithium-ion Battery", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, pp. 7311 - 7321 Vol. 65, Issue: 9, Sept. 2018

BIOSimona Onori is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in Energy Resources Engineering where she also holds a courtesy appointment in EE and directs the Stanford Energy Control Lab (2017-present).  Prior to Stanford, she was an Assistant Professor at Clemson University-International Center for Automotive Research.  She Laurea Degree, summa cum laude in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and her Ph.D. in Control Engineering from University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’.  Her research is in sustainable transportation, clean energy and secondary life battery. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the SAE International Journal of Electrified Vehicles since 2020 and she is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. She is the recipient of the 2019 Board of Trustees Award for Excellence, Clemson University, 2018 Global Innovation Contest Award, LG Chem, 2018 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, 2017 NSF CAREER award.

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