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Katy Delaney

Director, Media Relations

Office: 1.614.424.7208

Email: DelaneyK@battelle.org

T.R. Massey

Senior Media Specialist

Office: 1.614.424.5544

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

Public Health
close-up of marijuana

Real-World Studies for Real-World Results

Posted by Battelle Insider on Dec 6, 2017

Historically, the research community has looked at questions around use of one substance at a time, but that’s not how it happens in the real world.

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Industry Solutions
researcher working in a lab

Finding Formaldehyde-Free Substitutes for Encapsulation

Posted by Ram Lalgudi on Nov 16, 2017

Encapsulation technologies are at the heart of some of today’s most exciting products. But many of these are hiding a secret: formaldehyde.

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Medical Devices
Ian Burkhart demonstrating the NeuroLife device

Patients as Partners in Med Device Development

Posted by Battelle Insider on Nov 13, 2017

Working on medical devices that address complex medical issues requires developers to go beyond basic human factors research and design principals.

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Human Centric Design
researcher testing the usability of a medical device

Inclusive Design: A Practical Approach

Posted by Battelle Insider on Nov 6, 2017

How do you make sure your medical device will meet the needs of your potential users? By using inclusive design to guide early concepting decisions.

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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.