K.M. Abraham

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Dr. K. M. Abraham is Research Professor at Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technologies, or NUERC. He is also the principal of E-KEM Sciences, a battery consulting company in Needham, MA. He was previously President of Covalent Associates, Inc, Woburn, MA, and Senior Scientist, Group Leader, Vice President and Director of Battery Research and Development at EIC Laboratories, Inc., Norwood, MA.

Dr. Abraham received his undergraduate education in chemistry, physics, and mathematics from St Berchmans’ College of Kerala University, India, where he was a gold medallist and a National Merit Scholarship winner.

He received his PhD degree in Chemistry from Tufts University, Medford, MA, and conducted post-doctoral research at Vanderbilt University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Abraham received the Battery Research Award from the Electrochemical Society in 1995 for outstanding research on primary and secondary lithium batteries. In 2000 he was elected a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society. He was Chair of the Battery Division of the Electrochemical Society and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Power Sources.

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COS faculty member weighs in on batteries that breathe air

Rechargeable zinc-air batteries are going mainstream, but other metal-air chemistries will have to wait awhile.

Why hoverboards explode

Northeastern research professor K.M. Abraham goes inside the self-balancing scooters to reveal the science behind their combustion.