Marcello Canova




Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Center for Automotive Research

The Ohio State University

930 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, OH, 43212, USA

(614) 247-2336



- Diploma di Laurea in Ingegneria Meccanica Cum Laude, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica (Mechanical Engineering), Universita’ degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy, 2002

- Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Universita’ degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy, 2006.



Dr. Canova is Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University. His position is affiliated with the Ohio State university Center for Automotive Research (OSU-CAR).

Previously, he was research assistant at the University of Parma (2001), then post-doctoral research fellow (2006), research associate (2007), senior research associate (2009), and research scientist (2009) at OSU-CAR.



Dr. Canova conducts research in the broad area of fluid and thermal sciences and energy systems, with emphasis on modeling, optimization and dynamic systems and control problems associated with these areas. His approach to research is based on multidisciplinary skills, combining experimental work, thermo-fluid modeling, model order reduction, system identification methods and automatic control to investigate large and complex problems in the field of energy conversion and storage systems with application to transportation and the electric power grid.

His research interests are in future ground vehicle propulsion systems, including advanced spark-ignition and Diesel engines, downsizing and power boost technologies, clean and efficient combustion technologies, electrification of automotive powertrains, electrochemical energy storage systems, advanced automotive batteries and fuel cell systems. In these areas, he is involved in a variety of research projects as principal investigator and co-principal investigator. His research has been funded by, among others, Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Cummins, the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Energy.

Dr. Canova is also involved in a variety of teaching functions at The Ohio State University, in the areas of applied thermodynamics, energy conversion systems, electrochemical energy storage systems, powertrain dynamics and control, hybrid electric vehicles and fuel cell systems for automotive applications.



Dr Canova has published over 40 articles in refereed journals and refereed proceedings, and has presented a comparable number of works at international conferences