K.M. Abraham Research Professor at Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technologies (NUCRET) firstname.lastname@example.org Expertise Lithium battery technology, Next-generation lithium air batteries, Rechargeable lithium batteries K.M. Abraham in the Press Some E-bike batteries can explode. Here’s how to stay safe. “Once the fire starts going, everything inside the battery will burn,” said K.M. Abraham, a lithium-ion battery expert and former professor at Northeastern University. Slate What It Takes for an E-Bike Battery to Explode If they come into contact with one another, they can short-circuit, said K.M. Abraham, an expert on lithium-ion batteries and a research professor at the Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technologies. Electric vehicle fires are rare, but when they occur, they can be a nightmare “The bigger the battery, the bigger the fire caused is going to be,” said K.M. Abraham, a pioneer of the lithium-ion battery and a retired professor at Northeastern University. Consumer Reports What’s behind the increase in lithium-ion battery fires on planes? Though airline crews are trained to handle onboard emergencies, battery fires can be complicated, difficult, and dangerous to cope with. A Li-ion battery contains volatile chemicals separated by a permeable membrane, explains K.M. Abraham, a professor at Northeastern University and a pioneer in Li-ion battery design. If that membrane is compromised—whether because of a defect […] Fox News Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Still Explode, and What’s Being Done to Fix the Problem First a reality check: Despite these high-profile incidents, if you look at the numbers, Li-ion-powered devices are relatively safe. K.M. Abraham, one of the pioneers of the Li-ion battery and a professor at Northeastern University, says, “There are more than a billion cell phones and computers used in the world every day,” and by comparison, […] Got battery? Lots of low battery hacks but no quick fix The common lithium-ion battery that’s used to power laptops, cellphones and tablet computers has improved in recent years. Battery capacity has tripled since 1990, says K. M. Abraham, a professor at Northeastern University who researches batteries. But it’s not nearly enough to keep up with the demand we gadget addicts have for constant use of […] Are Tesla’s plans for a giant battery factory realistic? Tesla Motors Inc. plans to build one of the world’s largest factories of any kind in the U.S. But it wouldn’t build its electric cars there—it would make the batteries to power them. The plant, slated for completion by 2020 at a cost of as much as $5 billion, would be able to turn out […] Why Apple could win big with Tesla’s giant new battery factory The first Tesla I ever saw was stripped down to the chassis, a bare-metal incarnation of the company’s flagship electric Roadster on display at an event in Silicon Valley. Without the need for an internal combustion engine, the two-seater’s petite frame was dominated by a huge battery. My first thought: “This looks like a giant […] K.M. Abraham for Northeastern Global News 3Qs: Why Samsung Galaxy Note 7s are igniting and how to deal with the recall 3Qs: Why Samsung Galaxy Note 7s are igniting and how to deal with the recall Federal regulators yesterday announced a formal recall of some 1 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reports of the devices overheating and igniting. Northeastern research professor K.M. Abraham, an expert on lithium-ion battery technology, explains the phenomenon and how to respond to it. Where to put all the energy Where to put all the energy Northeastern University convened experts from industry, government, and academia last week to discuss advancements in next-generation energy storage and battery technologies—both of which have major implications for global challenges in energy consumption, materials shortages, and climate change. ‘Battery’ to the Future ‘Battery’ to the Future Northeastern graduate students are working to develop the next generation of energy efficient lithium batteries.