In a few words

Antonio Sciarretta received a Doctorate degree in thermal machines with a dissertation on engine modeling and control in 1999, and since then he has always worked at the intersection of these fields. He now holds one French and two Italian professorial habilitations both in Energy systems and in Control engineering.

After several teaching and research experiences in Italy and at ETH Zurich, he joined IFPEN in 2006.  He has been IFPEN Expert for Hybrid vehicles and energy management (2009-2017) as well as titular of the Tuck foundation Chairs on the same subject (2009-2016) and on Electric, connected, and autonomous vehicles for smart mobility (2019-present) at the IFP School. At the same time, he has been R&I project manager in Electrified vehicle controls (2009-2013) and Intelligent mobility controls (2017-present). He also represents IFPEN in various European associations and platforms.

Author of around 100 scientific publications and 8 patent families, he also co-authored the Springer books “Vehicle Propulsion Systems” (3 editions) and “Energy-Efficienct Driving of Road Vehicles”. He contributes to his scientific and professional communities as a journal associate editor, conference organizer, and project evaluator.

Research subjects
Modeling and optimization (backcasting) of mobility systems
Energy-optimal driver assistance and vehicle drive control subject to safety constraints
Eco-routing and eco-charging: minimal-energy route navigation
Optimal energy management (power split control) of hybrid powertrains
  • FORecasting mobility impacts, BACkasting optimal decisions (FORBAC), 2023-present
  • Eco-operated, Modular, highly efficient, and flexible multi-POWERtrain for long-haul heavy-duty vehicles (EMPOWER), 2023-present
  • On demand multi-directional charging solutions for electric vehicles (XL-CONNECT),, 2023-present
  • Development of efficient and environmental friendly LONG distance poweRtrain for heavy dUty trucks aNd coaches (LONGRUN),, 2020-2023
  • Connected Electric Vehicle Optimized for Life, Value, Efficiency and Range (CEVOLVER),, 2018-2022
  • Advancing user acceptance of general purpose hybridized vehicles by improved cost and efficiency (ADVICE),, 2017-2020
  • Optimised energy management and use (OPTEMUS),, 2014-2018

Most recent publications (complete record at

Carlos da Silva D, Kefsi L, Sciarretta A (2024), Closed-form expression to estimate the hydrogen consumption of a fuel cell hybrid vehicle, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology,

Hernja G, Orfila O, Sciarretta A, Vincent P (2022), Ecoconduite et automobile: Du rêve à la réalité, in: Ingénierie des transports: Véhicule et mobilité du future, Techniques de l’ingénieur, online, 2022.

Ben Gharbia I, De Nunzio G, Sciarretta A (2023), Optimal placement of fast charging infrastructure for electric vehicles: an optimal routing and spatial clustering approach, Proc. of the 26th IEEE Int. Conf. on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Bilbao, Spain, 24-28 Sep. 2023.

Lakshmanan V, Gupta S, D’Alessandro S, Spano M, Kibalama D, Stockar S, Canova M, El Ganaoui-Mourlan O, Sciarretta A (2023), Predicting Lead Vehicle Velocity for Eco-Driving in the Absence of V2V Information, SAE Technical Paper 2023-01-0220. 2022, DOI:

De Nunzio G, Döge V, Faye I, Ravello V, Sciarretta A, Turco P (2022), Smart Driving and Charging Can Help Reconciliate Limited Battery Size and Long-Distance Trips for Electric Vehicles Without Compromising on Trip Time, in Proc. of the Transport Research Arena Conf., Lisbon, Portugal, 14-17 Nov. 2022, also in: Transportation Research Procedia, vol. 72, p. 1137-1144, 2023,

Carlos Da Silva D, Kefsi L, Sciarretta A (2022), An analytical model to optimize the powertrain sizing of Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Proc. of the IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conf. (VPPC), Merced, CA, USA, 1-4 Nov. 2022, 10.1109/VPPC55846.2022.10003436

Lakshmanan VK, Sciarretta A, El Ganaoui-Mourlan O (2022), Cooperative control in eco-driving of electric connected and autonomous vehicles in an un-signalized urban intersection, in Proc. of the IFAC Symposium on Advances in Automotive Control, Columbus, Ohio, 29-31 Aug. 2022,

Ngo C, De Smet F, Lemaire O, Espig M, De Nunzio G, Sciarretta A (2022), Connected strategy for energy-efficient driving of electric vehicle: experimental results, in Proc. of the SIA Int. Congress on Powertrain & Energy, Rouen, France, 15-16 June 2022.

Shakoori N, De Nunzio G, Leclercq L, Sciarretta A (2022), A MILP framework to solve system optimum with link MFD functions, in Proc. of the 10th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, Leuven, Belgium, 1-3 June 2022,