arrows arrow-right arrow-left menu search rss youtube linkedin twitter facebook arrow-play

Newsroom

Media Contacts

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

Battelle Ecology
drone aerial view of a forest

Exploring the Future of Airborne Remote Sensing

Posted by Battelle Insider on Aug 7, 2018

Drones are gaining popularity in environmental and agricultural applications. Could they help NEON expand its airborne remote sensing capacities?

Learn More
Advanced Materials
Battelle help with a study to determine the safety of electric vehicles

Why Electric-Powered Vehicle Fires Make Headlines

Posted by Battelle Insider on Jul 25, 2018

A lithium ion battery packs more energy into a smaller space than a traditional one, which means it packs a bigger punch if something goes wrong.

Learn More
STEM Education
Aimee Kennedy

Educating the Next Generation of Solvers

Posted by Aimee Kennedy on Jul 18, 2018

I’m honored to be part of the newly created STEM Education Advisory Panel that is looking at national solutions to STEM education challenges.

Learn More
Transportation Operations
automated vehicle displaying all the hazards surround the car

How Well do Automated Vehicles Perform When the Weather Doesn't Cooperate?

Posted by Battelle Insider on Jul 6, 2018

Weather is a factor in 22 percent of ordinary vehicle crashes. How do driverless vehicles stack up in the same conditions?

Learn More
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.