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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

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?

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Lab Management
Leonard Peters and Mark Peters

Celebrate Father’s Day with this Father-Son Lab Director Dynamic Duo

Posted by Battelle Insider on Jun 15, 2018

Idaho National Lab Director Mark Peters and his father, Leonard Peters are the only father-son duo who have been DOE national lab directors.

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Education
STEM students working at desks with pens and papers

Battelle STEM Experts to Attend White House Meeting

Posted by Battelle Insider on Jun 6, 2018

Three of our education leaders were recently invited to the STEM Education Summit at The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy

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Energy & Environment
Core Energy’s CO2-EOR processing facility in Michigan

Carbon Capture & Sequestration is Worth Pursuing

Posted by Battelle Insider on Jun 5, 2018

Burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide, which contributes to global climate change. That’s why we think CCS is worth pursuing.

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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.