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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

Lab Management
NREL researchers Bryon Donohoe and Nic Rorrer and Gregg Beckham pose in the lab

Plastic-Degrading Enzyme Helps Us Minimize Our Footprints

Posted by Battelle Insider on Apr 25, 2018

Scientists are hoping their discovery of improving an enzyme that “eats” plastic will be a step forward in developing solutions for a global problem.

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Women's History Month
the panel of Battelle's female board members during a recent talk

Persistence Goes Beyond Women’s History Month

Posted by Battelle Insider on Apr 6, 2018

Battelle is proud of all our solvers working on the world’s most challenging problems. Each March, we recognize those with two X chromosomes.

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Preclinical Research
microscope in a lab

The DART Conundrum: Growing Demand with Shrinking Space

Posted by Battelle Insider on Mar 26, 2018

Labs specializing in DART research have dwindled while demand for the research has grown. Few labs have the ability and availability to do it well.

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Environment
photo showing nature surrounding Palm Springs

Attend the Industry’s Premier Environmental Remediation Conference

Posted by Battelle Insider on Mar 19, 2018

If you are facing challenging site conditions and looking for improved solutions to achieve site cleanup, the Chlorinate Conference is for you.

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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.