A Battery that Doesn’t Catch Fire

Boston Globe, March 16, 2017 Michael Zimmerman is hoping to light a fire under the electronics industry by building rechargeable batteries that won’t burn. Zimmerman, a professor of mechanical engineering at Tufts University, is founder of Ionic Materials Inc., a...

The Plastic Battery that Doesn’t Explode

Science Friday,  February 22, 2017 Lithium-ion batteries have been the culprits behind a string of combusting devices. They’ve caused hoverboard fires, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone explosions, and, most recently, a major recall of HP laptops. What makes these...

 Booting Up the Search for Better Batteries

Science Friday, February 17, 2017 Lithium-ion batteries power everything from our laptops to phones to electric vehicles, but they’re far from perfect. In fact, they were the culprits behind Samsung’s recent exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones. “The word ‘bomb’ is not out...