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Marcello Canova

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • 201 W 19th Ave
    E306
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-247-2336

About

Marcello Canova is 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).

Honors

  • 20120501

    Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award.

  • 20110501

    Kappa Delta Distinguished Faculty Award.

  • 20110401

    2009 SAE Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award.

Journal Articles

2015

  • M. Naddeo(*)(**), Y. Liu, J. Zhou, M. Canova, 2015, "A Scalable Modeling Approach for the Simulation and Design Optimization of Automotive Turbochargers." SAE International Journal of Engines 8, no. 4, 12 - 12.

2014

  • Nagpure,Shrikant(*), Mulligan,Padhraic; Canova,Marcello; Cao,Lei, 2014, "Neutron Depth Profiling of Li-Ion Cell Electrodes with a Gas-Controlled Environment." Journal of Power Sources 248, 489–497 - 489–497.
  • Wang,Jinghui; Liu,Danny,X; Canova,Marcello; Downing,R,Gregory; Cao,Lei,R; Co,Anne,C, 2014, "Profiling lithium distribution in Sn anode for lithium-ion batteries with neutrons." JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY 301, no. 1, 277-284 - 277-284.
  • J. Wang, D. Liu, M. Canova, R. Downing, L. Cao, A. Co, 2014, "In Situ Quantification and Visualization of Lithium Transport with Neutrons." Angewandte Chemie International Edition 53, no. 36, 12 - 12.

2013

  • Marcicki, J.; Canova, M.; Conlisk, A.T.; Rizzoni, G., 2013, "Design and parametrization analysis of a reduced-order electrochemical model of graphite/LiFePO4 cells for SOC/SOH estimation." JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES 237, 310-324 - 310-324.
  • J. Qui, L. Cao, P. Mulligan, D. Turkoglu, S. Nagpure, M. Canova, A. Co, 2013, "The Potential for Using Lithium Batteries for Radiation Detection." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 60, 411-427 - 411-427.
  • Qiu,Jie; Cao,Lei(*); Mulligan,Padhraic; Turkoglu,Danyal; Nagpure,Shrikant,C; Canova,Marcello; Co,Anne, 2013, "The Potential of Using Li-Ion Batteries for Radiation Detection." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE 60, no. 2, 662-667 - 662-667.

2011

  • Al-Durra,Ahmed(*); Canova,Marcello; Yurkovich,Stephen, 2011, "A Model-Based Methodology for Real-Time Estimation of Diesel Engine Cylinder Pressure." JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME 133, no. 3, 031005 - 031005.
  • S. Stockar(*), V. Marano, M. Canova, G. Rizzoni, L. Guzzella, 2011, "Energy-Optimal Control of Plugh-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles for Real-World Driving Cycles." IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 60, no. 7, 2949-2962 - 2949-2962.
  • M. Taburri, L. Fiorentini, F. Chiara, M. Canova(*), Y-Y Wang, 2011, "Modeling and Analysis of a Turbocharged Diesel Engine with Variable Geometry Compressor System." SAE International Journal of Engines 4, 2 - 2.

2010

  • Canova,Marcello(*); Midlam-Mohler,Shawn; Pisu,Pierluigi; Soliman,Ahmed, 2010, "Model-based fault detection and isolation for a diesel lean NOx trap aftertreatment system." CONTROL ENGINEERING PRACTICE 18, no. 11, 1307-1317 - 1307-1317.
  • M. Hsieh, J. Wang(*), M. Canova, 2010, "Two-Level Model Predictive Control for Lean NOx Trap Regenerations." Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control 132, no. 4, 041001 - 041001.
  • M. Canova(*), F. Chiara, G. Rizzoni, Y. Wang, 2010, "Design and Validation of a Control-Oriented Model of a Diesel Engine with Two-Stage Turbocharger." SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants 2, no. 2, 387-397 - 387-397.
  • M. Canova, S. Midlam-Mohler, P. Pisu, A. Soliman, 2010, "Model-Based Fault Detection and Isolation for a Diesel Lean NOx Trap Aftertreatment System." Control Engineering Practice 18, no. 11, 1307-1317 - 1307-1317.

2009

  • M. Hsieh, M. Canova, J. Wang(*), 2009, "Model Predictive Control Approach for AFR Control During Lean NOx Trap Regenerations." SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants 2, no. 1, 149-157 - 149-157.
  • Canova,Marcello(*); Midlam-Mohler,Shawn; Guezennec,Yann; Rizzoni,Giorgio, 2009, "Mean Value Modeling and Analysis of HCCI Diesel Engines with External Mixture Formation." JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME 131, no. 1, 011002 - 011002.

2007

  • Canova,Marcello(*); Midlam-Mohler,Shawn; Guezennec,Yann; Rizzoni,Giorgio, 2007, "Theoretical and Experimental Investigation on Diesel HCCI Combustion with External Mixture Formation." International Journal of Vehicle Design 44, no. 1-2, 62-83 - 62-83.

Unknown

  • J. Zhou(*)(**), L. Fiorentini, M. Canova, Y. Wang, "Model-Based System Analysis and Optimization for a Turbocharged Diesel Engine with Variable Geometry Compressor." IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
  • C. Waldman(**), S.Gurusubramaniam, L. Fiorentini, M. Canova(*), "Development and Implementation of a Supervisory Energy Management Strategy for a Vehicle Electrical System." Control Engineering Practice
  • J. Zhou(*)(**), L. Fiorentini, M. Canova, "Model-based Optimization and Predictive Control of Diesel Engines with a Variable Geometry Compressor System." International Journal of Powertrains - Special Issue on Engine Combustion Optimization and Control

Presentations

  • "Model-Order Reduction Methods for the Characterization of Thermo-Fluid Systems." 2012, Presented at Ford Research and Innovation Center,
  • "A System Dynamics Approach for Modeling Transient Phenomena in Compressible Fluid Flow Systems." 2011, Presented at Control Systems Seminar Series,
  • "Research on Modeling and Model-Based SOH Estimation in Li-Ion Batteries." 2013, Presented at Hefei University of Technology,
  • "Electrochemical Batteries as Energy Converters: Understanding the Thermal Dynamics of Li-Ion Cells." 2010, Presented at The Ohio State University,
  • "The Future of Automobile – State of the Art and Research for Sustainable Mobility." 2010, Presented at Energy - Seminar Series,
  • "Research on Advanced Powertrain Modeling, Optimization and Model-Based Control at OSU-CAR." 2013, Presented at Department of Automotive Engineeng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
  • "Model-Based Optimization and Control of Thermo-Fluid Systems: Application to Organic Rankine Cycles for I.C. Engine Waste Heat Recovery." 2014, Presented at Advanced Engines Control Symposium,
  • "Lumped-Parameter Modeling and Analysis of Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Systems Based on an Organic Rankine Cycle." 2014, Presented at 14th Stuttgart International Symposium on Automotive and Engine Technology,
  • "Modeling and Model-Order Reduction of Electrochemical Systems for Li-Ion Battery Capacity Fade Estimation." 2013, Presented at Purdue University GATE Seminar Series,
  • "A Unified Approach for Control-Oriented Modeling of Complex Energy Systems." 2008, Presented at Department of Mechanical Engineering,

Papers in Proceedings

2015

  • J. Zhou(*)(**), A. Serrani, M. Canova "Stability and Feasibility of Predictive Inverse Model Allocation for Constrained Over-actuated Linear Systems." in American Control Conference, 2015. (6 2015).

2014

  • Zhou, Junqiang(*)(**), Fiorentini, Lisa, Canova, Marcello "A Softly Switched Multiple Model Predictive Control of A Turbocharged Diesel Engine." in American Control Conference, 2014. (6 2014).
  • G. Fan(*)(**), K. Pan, A. Bartlett, G. Rizzoni, M. Canova "Electrochemical-Thermal Modeling of Li-ion Battery Packs." in ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, 2014. (10 2014).

2013

  • Zhang,Quansheng(*)(**); Canova,Marcello; Rizzoni,Giorgio "Sliding Mode Control of an Automotive Air Conditioning System." in American Control Conference (ACC). (7 2013).
  • Marcicki,James(*); Bartlett,Alex; Canova,Marcello; Conlisk,Terrence; Rizzoni,Giorgio; Yang, Xiao Guang; Miller,Ted "Characterization of Cycle-Life Aging in Automotive Lithium-Ion Pouch Cells." (1 2013).
  • Zhou,Junqiang(*)(**); Fiorentini,Lisa; Chiara,Fabio; Canova,Marcello "System Analysis and Optimization of Variable Geometry Compressor for Turbocharged Diesel Engines." in American Control Conference (ACC). (1 2013).

2012

  • Marcicki,James(*); Rizzoni,Giorgio; Conlisk,A,T; Canova,Marcello "A REDUCED-ORDER ELECTROCHEMICAL MODEL OF LITHIUM-ION CELLS FOR SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION OF BATTERY AGING." in ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference / Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control. (1 2012).
  • Philipp Skarke; Shawn Midlam-Mohler; Marcello Canova(*) "Waste Heat Recovery From Internal Combustion Engines: Feasibility Study on an Organic Rankine Cycle With Application to the Ohio State EcoCAR PHEV." in ASME 2012 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference. (9 2012).
  • Follen,Kenneth; Stockar,Stephanie; Canova,Marcello(*); Guezennec,Yann; Rizzoni,Giorgio "A SYSTEM DYNAMICS MODELING METHODOLOGY TO PREDICT TRANSIENT PHENOMENA IN COMPRESSIBLE FLUID FLOW SYSTEMS." in ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference / Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control. (1 2012).

2010

  • M. Muratori, M. Canova, Y. Guezennec, G. Rizzoni "A Reduced-Order Model for the Thermal Dynamics of Li-Ion Battery Cells." in IFAC Symposium on Advances in Automotive Control. (1 2010).
  • Al-Durra,Ahmed; Canova,Marcello; Yurkovich,Steve "APPLICATION OF EXTENDED KALMAN FILTER TO ON-LINE DIESEL ENGINE CYLINDER PRESSURE ESTIMATION." in 2nd Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2009)/Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control. (1 2010).
  • Hillstrom,Edward; Canova,Marcello; Guezennec,Yann; Rizzoni,Giorgio "CATHODE PRESSURE MODELING OF THE BUCKEYE BULLET II 540 KW HYDROGEN FUEL CELL SYSTEM." in ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. (1 2010).
  • Maringanti,Rajaram; Midlam-Mohler,Shawn; Fang,Ming; Chiara,Fabio; Canova,Marcello "SET-POINT GENERATION USING KERNEL-BASED METHODS FOR CLOSED-LOOP COMBUSTION CONTROL OF A CIDI ENGINE." in 2nd Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2009)/Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control. (1 2010).
  • Fang,Ming; Midlam-Mohler,Shawn; Maringanti,Rajaram; Chiara,Fabio; Canova,Marcello "OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE OF CYLINDER-BY-CYLINDER AND FUEL BANK CONTROLLERS FOR A CIDI ENGINE." in 2nd Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2009)/Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control. (1 2010).
  • S. Stockar, S. Onori, M. Canova, Y. Guezennec "Model-Based Aging Characterization of Lithium-Ion Batteries in PHEVs Using Large Scale Monte-Carlo Vehicle Simulations." in IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference. (1 2010).
  • K. Follen, M. Canova, S. Midlam-Mohler, Y. Guezennec, G. Rizzoni, B. Lee, G. Matthews "A High Fidelity Lumped-Parameter Engine Model for Powertrain Control Design and Validation." in ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. (1 2010).

2009

  • M. Canova, S. Midlam-Mohler, G. Rizzoni, F. Steimle, D. Boland, M. Bargende "A Simulation Study of an E85 Engine APU for a Series Hybrid Electric Vehicle." in 9th Stuttgart International Symposium on Automotive and Engine Technology. (1 2009).

2008

  • M. Canova, F. Chiara, G. Rizzoni, G. D’Errico, T. Lucchini, A. Onorati "Mixed-Mode HCCI-DI Combustion on Common Rail Diesel Engines: Experimental Characterization and Detailed Kinetic Modeling." in Conference on Thermo- and Fluid Dynamic Processes in Diesel Engines. (1 2008).
  • M. Canova, P. Pisu, A. Soliman "Model-Based Fault Diagnosis of a NOx Aftertreatment System." in 17th IFAC World Congress. (1 2008).

2007

  • M. Canova, S. Midlam-Mohler, A. Soliman, Y. Guezennec, G. Rizzoni "Control-Oriented Modeling of NOx Aftertreatment Systems." in 8th International Conference on Engines for Automobile. (1 2007).

2006

  • M. Canova, F. Chiara, L. Garzarella, M. Ghisolfi, S. Midlam-Mohler, Y. Guezennec, G. Rizzoni "Experimental Validation for Control-Oriented Modeling of Multi-Cylinder HCCI Diesel Engines." in Proc. of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. (1 2006).

2005

  • Canova, M.; Garzarella, L.; Ghisolfi, M.; Midlam-Mohler, S. et al. "A Mean-Value Model of a Turbocharged HCCI Diesel Engine with External Mixture Formation." (1 2005).
  • M. Canova, L. Garzarella, M. Ghisolfi, S. Midlam-Mohler, Y. Guezennec, G. Rizzoni "A Control-Oriented Mean-Value Model of HCCI Diesel Engines with External Mixture Formation." in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. (1 2005).
  • M. Canova, L. Garzarella, M. Ghisolfi, S. Midlam-Mohler, Y. Guezennec, G. Rizzoni "A Mean-Value Model of a Turbocharged HCCI Diesel Engine with External Mixture Formation." in 7th International Conference on Engines for Automobile. (1 2005).
  • M. Canova, A. Vosz, D. Dumbauld, R. Garcin, S. Midlam-Mohler, Y. Guezennec, G. Rizzoni "Model and Experiments of Diesel Fuel HCCI Combustion with External Mixture Formation." in 6th Stuttgart International Symposium on Automotive and Engine Technology. (1 2005).
  • Canova,M; Garcin,R; Midlam-Mohler,S; Guezennec,Y; Rizzoni,G "A control-oriented model of combustion process in a HCCI diesel engine." in American Control Conference 2005 (ACC). (1 2005).

2003

  • M. Canova, A. Gambarotta "Automotive Engine Modelling for Real-Time Control Using an Object-Oriented Simulation Library." in Control and Diagnostics in Automotive Applications. (1 2003).

2002

  • G. L. Berta, M. Canova, P. Casoli, A. Gambarotta "A control-oriented model for the simulation of turbocharged Diesel engines." in 2nd Int. Workshop on Modeling, Emissions and Control of Automotive Engines. (1 2002).

Patents

  • Marcello Canova, Codrin-Gruie Cantemir, Fabio Chiara. "Liquid Ring Heat Engine."
  • Codrin-Gruie Cantemir, Fabio Chiara, Marcello Canova. "Open Thermodynamic Cycle for Waste Heat Recovery (3C Cycle)."
  • Codrin-Gruie Cantemir, Fabio Chiara, Marcello Canova. "System and Methods for Implementing an Open Thermodynamic Cycle for Extracting Energy from a Gas."
  • Codrin-Gruie Cantemir, Fabio Chiara, Marcello Canova. "Method and System for Compressing Gas Using a Liquid."