Press Releases

  • Jul 31, 2019

    NEON Data Used to Better Understand Dew’s Vital Role in Ecosystem Health

    Now that the National Ecological Observatory Network is operational, the continental-sized network funded by the National Science Foundation and operated by Battelle can fulfill its mission: Provide free, high-quality, standardized ecological data for scientists around the world to use for important research projects.
  • Jul 30, 2019

    LIFT and Battelle Celebrate Top MakerMinded Schools in Ohio and Tennessee

    LIFT – Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, a Detroit-based national manufacturing innovation institute and member of Manufacturing USA, and Battelle, the world’s largest independent nonprofit research and development organization, announced the winning schools of the 2018-2019 MakerMinded competition. This competition expands students’ and schools’ access to world-class advanced manufacturing and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning experiences through an online platform
  • Jul 29, 2019

    Battelle Embarks on DARPA ECHO Program

    Battelle has won an Associated Contractor Agreement for a new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Epigenetic Characterization and Observation (ECHO) program. The aim is to build a field-deployable platform technology that quickly reads someone’s epigenome and identifies signatures that indicate whether that person has ever—in his or her lifetime—been exposed to materials that could be associated with weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
  • Jul 18, 2019

    Battelle Organized Workshop Advances International Environmental Research Collaboration, Big Data Interoperability, Terrestrial Carbon Research

    Battelle representatives are participating this week in the TERENO NEON Carbon Workshop 2019 in Düren, Germany, emphasizing the organization’s commitment to environmental research infrastructure (RI), data sharing and interoperability, worldwide research collaboration and building the next generation of researchers.
  • Jul 15, 2019

    Battelle’s PFAS Predict™ Modeling Program Helps Determine Location of PFAS in Groundwater

    Battelle is focused on the human health and environmental impacts of PFAS and has invented a new digital tool to determine where these substances are going once they have been introduced into groundwater.
  • Jul 10, 2019

    Battelle To Explore Artificial Intelligence, Neural Interfaces with DARPA Award

    Battelle is combining years of brain-computer interface (BCI) projects, such as NeuroLife®, with its expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence under a new award from the federal government’s forward-thinking government agency, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The award is part of DARPA’s Artificial Intelligence Exploration program called Intelligent Neural Interfaces.
  • Jul 08, 2019

    Battelle to Help NASA with Contest to Name Mars 2020 Rover

    Battelle will play a key role for NASA by running a nationwide contest giving K-12 students in United States schools a chance to name the Mars 2020 Rover.
  • Jun 20, 2019

    Battelle Is Announced a Finalist in the Department of Homeland Security’s Opioid Detection Challenge

    Battelle has been announced as one of eight finalists in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Opioid Detection Challenge.
  • Jun 13, 2019

    2019 Ohio STEM Excellence Awards Unveiled

    The Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) has recognized the four winners of the “STEM Excellence Awards.” These awards recognize outstanding teachers, school leaders, or education advocates who advance quality science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in Ohio.
  • Jun 10, 2019

    NEON Data Used to Answer Questions About What Fuels Wildfire Size, Intensity & Emissions

    As the American West gears up for another potentially devastating fire season, a new study from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) NEON program and the University of Colorado–Boulder, in partnership with BB-FLUX, attempts to answer critical questions about the relationships between ecosystems, climate and fire activity.
  • May 30, 2019

    Battelle’s Vivian Smith Receives Dr. Billy Richardson Award for Young Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC) Researchers

    Battelle’s Principal Research Scientist and Biologist Vivian Smith has been named the 2019 recipient of the Dr. Billy Richardson Young NBC Researcher Award.
  • May 28, 2019

    Battelle To Continue Support of Marine Corps’ Corrosion Prevention and Control Program

    Corrosion of equipment can be a costly problem for the military, and with a recent five-year, $50 million task order, Battelle will continue to help the United States Marine Corps with its Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPAC) program.
  • May 22, 2019

    Sanjeeth Pai Joining Battelle to Lead Health Business Unit

    Battelle has hired Sanjeeth M. Pai, who brings more than 20 years of experience in global healthcare, to lead its health research and technology business. He will serve as Vice President and General Manager where he will oversee nearly 1,000 employees in the $250 million business.
  • May 21, 2019

    Gardening, Aviation and More Funded by Latest Battelle STEM Grant

    Battelle has funded a new portfolio of 19 different out-of-classroom education programs that build skill in Central Ohio students.
  • May 20, 2019

    Battelle-Led Team Wins DARPA Award to Develop Injectable, Bi-Directional Brain Computer Interface

    Battelle has for years successfully demonstrated brain-computer interface (BCI) projects—just look at NeuroLife®, which has enabled a quadriplegic man to move his hand again using his thoughts. Now, the government’s forward-thinking Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to a Battelle-led team that pushes researchers into the realm of what was once considered science fiction.
  • May 08, 2019

    Ohio Students Tackle Hunger and Present Ideas on the Future of Agriculture

    Ohio students from 25 schools presented their prototypes and plans to improve access to healthy food for an audience of leaders in agriculture and STEM education at Battelle today. The students presented to representatives of the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Corn and Wheat, the Ohio Soybean Council, Battelle and the Office of Lt. Governor Jon Husted.
  • Apr 22, 2019

    New STEM schools designated in Ohio

    Fourteen new schools from around the state of Ohio joined the Ohio STEM Learning Network today. The Ohio STEM Committee met to review applications for state designation as an Ohio STEM school. The committee is a panel of policymakers, agency directors, and business leaders.
  • Apr 17, 2019

    Battelle Honors Top Scientist and Longtime National Lab Executive at Annual Celebration of Solvers Event

    Wesley Pirkle, a senior research scientist at Battelle, has been named Inventor of the Year for his significant contributions to several key security programs. Ron Townsend, executive vice president for laboratory operations, was given the CEO Award to honor his leadership of Battelle’s business of managing national laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security for 10 years. He capped off 2018 by leading Battelle’s successful win of the largest national lab contract award in its organization’s history—Los Alamos National Lab.
  • Apr 15, 2019

    Dr. Justin Sanchez Joins Battelle as Life Sciences Research Technical Fellow

    Dr. Justin Sanchez, a noted expert in neurotechnology and Director of the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) at DARPA, will join Battelle as a Technical Fellow, a prestigious position where he will guide Battelle’s life sciences research business. Battelle is the world’s largest independent research and development organization and has a rich history of scientific innovation for nearly 90 years.
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  • Apr 09, 2019

    Twist Bioscience Adopts Battelle’s ThreatSEQ DNA Screening Web Service for Advanced Biosecurity

    Twist Bioscience Corporation (NASDAQ: TWST), a company enabling customers to succeed through its offering of high-quality synthetic DNA using its silicon platform, today announced that it is the first to implement Battelle’s ThreatSEQ™ web service DNA screening platform for the detection and characterization of sequences of concern in genomic data, supplementing its internal biosecurity efforts.