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
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
  • Development of efficient and environmental friendly LONG distance poweRtrain for heavy dUty trucks aNd coaches (LONGRUN),, 2020-present
  • Connected Electric Vehicle Optimized for Life, Value, Efficiency and Range (CEVOLVER),, 2018-present
  • 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

De Nunzio G, Ben Gharbia I, Sciarretta A (2021), A general constrained optimization framework for the eco-routing problem: Comparison and analysis of solution strategies for hybrid electric vehicles, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 123, 102935, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-24127-8.

Maamria D, Chaplais F, Sciarretta A, Petit N (2020), Impact of regular perturbations in input constrained optimal control problems, Optimal Control Applications and Methods, online, DOI: 10.1002/oca.2605.

Vahidi A, Sciarretta A (2018), Energy Saving Potentials of Connected and Automated Vehicles, Transportation Research Part C, vol. 85, p. 822-843, DOI: 10.1016/j.trc.2018.09.001.

Han J, Vahidi A, Sciarretta A (2019), Fundamentals of energy efficient driving for combustion engine and electric vehicles: An optimal control perspective, Automatica, vol. 103, p. 558-572, DOI: 10.1016/j.automatica.2019.02.31.

De Nunzio G, Ben Gharbia I, Sciarretta A (2020), A time- and energy-optimal routing strategy for electric vehicles with charging constraints, in Proc. of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC), online, 20-23 Sep. 2020.

Dollar RA, Sciarretta A, Vahidi A (2020), Information and collaboration levels in vehicular strings: A comparative study, to appear in Proc. of the IFAC World Congress, online, 12-17 July 2020.

Dollar RA, Sciarretta A, Vahidi A (2020), Multi-agent control of lane-switching automated vehicles for energy efficiency, to appear in Proc. of the American Control Conference (ACC), Denver, CO, 1-3 July 2020, DOI: 10.23919/ACC45564.2020.9147336.