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K. M. Abraham, Ph.D

K. M. Abraham has over thirty years of experience in primary and secondary lithium battery technologies.  He was research scientist, group leader and vice president of battery research and development at EIC Laboratories, Inc., Norwood, MA, a pioneering organization in the development of rechargeable Lithium batteries.  He has advised battery materials producers, battery manufacturers and startup companies.

Dr. Abraham has authored or co-authored more than one hundred and fifty articles and book chapters and sixteen U.S. patents.  He has delivered numerous invited presentations at technical meetings worldwide.  He is the recipient of honors and awards including the Battery Division Research Award of the Electrochemical Society, 1995; and the NASA Group Achievement Award for Rechargeable Lithium Battery Team, 1995. He has been elected a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society, Class of 2000.

Dr. Abraham has made pioneering scientific contributions in: Primary and Secondary Lithium Batteries, Lithium-IonBatteries, Liquid and Polymer Electrolytes, Electrode Materials, Lithium Polymer Batteries, Rechargeable Na Batteries, Materials Synthesis and Characterization, and Battery Engineering.   His work in the 1980s  on organic liquid electrolytes and the secondary lithium electrode, and the 1990s on polymer electrolytes has contributed significantly to the development of rechargeable lithium and lithium-ion polymer batteries.  The work he and his colleagues carried out between 1993 and 1995 on gel polymer electrolytes supported on micro porous polymer membranes is one of the first published works on these materials and forms the basis of commercial Li-ion batteries.  He is the inventor of novel Li battery system including the Lithium-Air battery.

Business management experience and market understanding complement Dr. Abraham's in-depth knowledge in primary and secondary batteries.  He has the experience and knowledge to communicate equally with the battery scientist, engineer and corporate manager.