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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

Solvers
A graphic of a lightbulb over a paper schematic

How do You Solve an Insurmountable Challenge? With a BIG Idea.

Posted by Battelle Insider on Nov 5, 2018

Learn about two employees who developed their ideas into potential life-changing solutions at the 2018 Battelle Innovation Gathering (BIG).

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Advanced Materials
graphic rendering of carbon nanotubes

The Coming Revolution of Carbon Nanotubes

Posted by Battelle Insider on Oct 25, 2018

You’ve probably heard of carbon nanotubes. They’re small—think 50,000 times smaller than a human hair. And, they are amazing.

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Ecology
NEON project site showing a tower among the trees

Next Steps for the NEON Project

Posted by Sharon Collinge on Oct 10, 2018

2018 has been an exciting year for the NEON project. Construction is wrapping up and more and more data is being collected. So what’s next?

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NeuroLife Technology
Ian Burkhart using brain-computer-interface

One Step Closer to NeuroLife Home Use

Posted by Battelle Staff on Sep 25, 2018

Battelle researchers have published a new paper in Nature Medicine describing the advances in the NeuroLife technology that helps paralyzed patients regain conscious control of their fingers, hand and wrist.

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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.