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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
Awards from Battelle's Celebration of Solvers event

Inventors of Year Use Creativity as a Driving Force

Posted by Battelle Insider on Apr 30, 2019

As part of this year’s Celebration of Solvers, Battelle recognized seven Inventors of the Year for their significant contributions to science.

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Neurotechnology
Photo: Ian Burkhart

A Front-Row Seat to Solving What Matters Most

Posted by T.R. Massey on Apr 18, 2019

Hear from Ian Burkhart as he talks about his experience with our NeuroLife® technology and the unintended consequences that have been beneficial.

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Environment
Recap of Battelle's 2019 Sediments Conference

Sediments Conference Asks Key Questions

Posted by Battelle Insider on Apr 9, 2019

What’s working? What needs to be fixed? What’s next? All good questions, especially when you’re talking about the health of our waterways.

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Large-Scale Research
View of one of the NEON program sites in the Arctic

Science at the Top of the World

Posted by Battelle Insider on Apr 2, 2019

Battelle is pushing science forward in some of the most remote and extreme environments in the country—like the Arctic Tundra and Taiga.

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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.