You are cordially invited to attend the next regular meeting of the New England Section of The Electrochemical Society (NESECS). The meeting will take place on November 15, 2016 at 6:00PM at the Northeastern University‘s Boston Campus, Egan Research Center, Room 306.

Pre-registration and dinner reservation is required to attend the Section’s meeting.

To register send your reservation request to the following email address:

In your reservation email please identify your name, affiliation, job title, e-mail, telephone number, ECS member/non-member/student member, vegetarian/non-vegetarian dinner preference.

(No-shows will be sent an invoice to cover the dinner costs.)

DINNER COSTS (cash or check only):


ECS Members (adult) – $35

Students – $15







Eric Carlson


Senior FellowEric Carlson

Boston Power, Inc.




Lithium Ion Battery Safety




Over the past few years lithium ion battery safety has been spotlighted in the media with the Boeing Dreamliner problems and Tesla road debris incidents. Recently Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall and the video of DARPA’s Robosimian pack failure at JPL highlight the continuing challenges of producing safe packs. However, we are learning how to engineer-in safety to packs, analogous to the auto industry’s experience with gas tanks. This presentation will provide a historical overview of incidents and lessons learned; review of failure mechanisms and factors that contribute to these failures; and approaches for dealing with single cell failures and minimizing propagation of these events.





Mr. Eric Carlson currently leads an Advanced Technology Development activity in R&D focused on cell modeling, battery management algorithm development, and module and pack safety. Led the team that was responsible for delivery and testing of Boston Power’s first EV battery packs to Saab. Before joining Boston-Power, was a Principal/Partner in the technology consulting group of Arthur D. Little, and held senior research positions with Chomerics, Inc, GE Corporate R&D, and Eveready R&D. Started his 40 year career in batteries and electrochemical technologies with a Masters in electrochemical engineering from Berkeley.


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