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Katy Delaney

Director, Media Relations

Office: 614-424-7208

Email: DelaneyK@battelle.org

T.R. Massey

Senior Media Specialist

Office: 614-424-5544

Email: MasseyTR@battelle.org

Fast Facts

  • Battelle’s historical inventions have included contributions to the Xerox copy machine, cruise control, the compact disc and bar codes.

  • Battelle plays a crucial role in the U.S. chemical demilitarization program which aims to eliminate the world’s chemical weapon stockpile.

  • Battelle has invested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education for years, including the founding of Metro Early College High School with the Ohio State University. Battelle Education, a non-profit venture, helps communities build STEM-focused schools, trains teachers and administrators and provides grants for STEM organizations.

  • Battelle is the largest, private, non-profit research and development organization in the world.

  • Battelle has helped develop vaccines and therapeutics for infectious disease threats and helped create improved neonatal respiratory treatments.

  • Battelle builds unique armored vehicles and other specialized tactical equipment for military troops.

  • Battelle began managing national laboratories for the Department of Energy (DOE) in 1965 and now has a role in managing six DOE labs and one for the Department of Homeland Security.


Inside Battelle Blog

Solvers
Retiree

4 Retirees Reflect on Their Time at Battelle

Posted by Gabe Abke & Kelsey Kimmelman on Jul 14, 2020

To celebrate Battelle’s 90th anniversary, we took the opportunity to speak to four retirees about their time at Battelle and their favorite accomplishments from their decades of work.

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Med Devices
will healthcare delivery finally evolve

Promise vs. Reality – Will Healthcare Delivery Evolve?

Posted by Andre LaFreniere on Jul 1, 2020

Thanks to COVID-19, these are heady days for telemedicine, where the future again looks bright and change is on the horizon. But will that last?

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Research Infrastructure
Battelle's July update for our NEON work

July 2020: What’s New With NEON?

Posted by Battelle Insider on Jul 1, 2020

This month, we feature NEON’s involvement in supporting researchers and agencies in the development of new biodiversity tools and resources.

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Coronavirus Solutions
Library books

Helping Libraries and Museums Operate Safely in the COVID-19 World

Posted by Battelle Insider on Jun 29, 2020

As libraries and museums around the country begin to reopen to the public, the need for safe handling of core library, archival and museum materials is increasingly urgent.

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Lou Von Thaer

Lou Von Thaer, Battelle President & CEO

Leadership

Battelle is governed by a Board of Directors and led by a management team. Together, they serve as stewards of the vision of our founder, Gordon Battelle. Our leaders represent a rich blend of expertise gained through years of experience.

Board of Directors 

Senior Management

In the Community

Giving back to the communities where we live and work is in our company’s DNA. Whether it’s through charitable giving – both from employees and our corporate dollars – or the numerous hours volunteered, Battelle is making a difference.

Charitable Giving

Employee Action

Photo: Two Battelle staff members, young women, standing together during a Habitat For Humanity Project

Video: A historical overview of Battelle, its mission, innovations and contributions to the world.

Battelle Innovation: Yesterday & Today

Much has changed in the world in the last 80+ years. But what has remained the same since Battelle opened its doors in 1929 is our commitment to solving the world’s most pressing issues with groundbreaking science and technology, and our focus on giving back to the communities where we live and work.