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 has been an Assistant Professor at Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) since August 2013 where she also holds a joint apportionment with the Electrical and Computer Engineering. She holds visiting professor positions at University of Trento, Italy (2014), Beijing Institute of Technology, China (2015), University of Orleans, France (2016).
Prior to joining the CU-ICAR faculty, Dr. Onori was a research scientist at the Center for Automotive Research at Ohio State University and lecturer at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept. at Ohio State University. Her background is in control system theory and applications with focus on ground vehicle propulsion systems, including electric and hybrid-electric drivetrains, aftertreatment and electrochemical energy storage systems. Her research is currently funded by GM, Fiat Chrysler Automobile, Borg Warner, Johnson Control, US Army and NSF. She has co-authored a book on Energy Management Strategies for HEVs, two-book chapters and more than 70 peer-reviewed papers in journals and conferences.
She is chair of the IEEE CSS Technical Committee of Automotive Control, and vice-chair of IFAC Technical Committee of Automotive Control and member of IEEE, ASME, SAE, IFAC. She has served in the IEEE CSS and ASME DSCD Conference Editorial Board since 2014 and 2012, respectively.
She is the recipient of the 2016 Energy Leadership Award in the category Emerging Leader (for the Carolinas), the 2015 Innovision Award (South Carolina), 2012 Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award by OSU College of Engineering and the TechColumbus 2011 Outstanding Technology Team.