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. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2002 and 2006, respectively, from the University of Parma (Italy). Dr. Canova’s research spans across the fields of thermal and fluid sciences, applied mathematics, dynamical systems, optimization and control theory to improve the way we understand and control the energy conversion processes in engines, powertrains, batteries and fuel cells. His research interests are in the energy optimization and management of ground vehicle propulsion systems, including internal combustion engines, hybrid-electric drivetrains, energy storage systems, waste heat recovery and powertrain thermal management. In these areas, he leads a number of projects funded by, among others, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Honda of America, the National Science Foundation, ARPA-E and the US Department of Energy. Dr. Canova’s work in powertrain control, ancillary loads reduction and thermal management has led to fuel economy improvements and has been implemented in production programs by major OEMs. In addition, he has published over 110 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Canova is a 2016 NSF CAREER Award recipient, and he received the Kappa Delta Distinguished Faculty Award (2009), the SAE Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award (2009), the Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award (2009), the SAE Ralph E. Teetor Educational Award (2016), the Lumley Research Award (2016) and the Michael J. Moran Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017).