Energy Conversion and Storage Systems for Electromobility (Live Seminar)

Short Course Description

This short course provides an introduction to electrochemical energy storage (batteries) and conversion (fuel cells) systems for electrified vehicles. The aim is to provide competence and practical tools to approach the many diverse challenges related to the characterization, system integration and management of batteries and fuel cells in hybrid and electric vehicles, with primary focus on Lithium ion technology and PEM fuel cell systems. 

The course delivery includes lectures and computer laboratory sessions, where participants will  use Matlab/Simulink to develop models, estimators and control algorithms for addressing practical problems in the design and system integration of Li-ion batteries and fuel cells.

Basic knowledge of electrical systems, thermodynamics and automotive systems is required.

Live short courses can be customized to fit th needs of your organization!


Upon completion of this short course, students will gain competency in:

  • Lithium ion batteries and fuel cells for automotive applications
  • Principles of applied electrochemistry, heat and mass transfer
  • Modeling of lithium ion batteries
  • Testing and characterization methods for lithium ion batteries
  • Battery systems integration and management
  • Degradation processes in lithium ion batteries, life estimation and life extension
  • Performance modeling and control of PEM fuel cell systems 
  • Integration of batteries and fuel cells into electric vehicles


Marcello canova

Marcello Canova is an associate professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University, and associate director for Graduate and Continuing Education at the Center for Automotive Research. His research focuses on the optimization and control of propulsion systems, including internal combustion engines, hybrid-electric drivetrains, energy storage systems and thermal management.

Canova’s work in energy optimization of advanced powertrains has led to significant fuel economy benefits and has been implemented in production programs by major OEMs. In addition, he has published over 110 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings and received, among others, the SAE Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award (2009), the SAE Ralph E. Teetor Educational Award (2016), the NSF CAREER Award (2016), the Lumley Research Award (2016) and the Michael J. Moran Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017).