Creating safer batteries for the future: KNBC interviews Professor Bruce Dunn

Feb 3, 2017

By Matthew Chin

Bruce Dunn, UCLA professor of materials science and engineering, is leading research on safer lithium ion batteries.

Dunn, one the country’s top experts on battery technology, was recently interviewed in a KNBC story on a laptop that caught fire. In the story, he noted that lithium ion batteries could catch fire from a manufacturing defect, or from abuse such as being dropped on the floor and punctured.
Dunn also gave a few tips to prevent battery overheating including charging devices on a hard surface to let heat dissipate.

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