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Noted Maritime Expert Dr. Patricia Gruber Joins Battelle to Lead Undersea Systems Division

Posted on Nov 26, 2012


COLUMBUS, OH., 13 November, 2012— Dr. Patricia Gruber is bringing her deep knowledge in marine physics, oceanography and applied technology to Battelle where she will lead its Undersea Systems business division.

Gruber has held a variety of technology leadership positions in the field, most recently as Deputy Director at the Applied Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University. Prior to that, she served as Director of Research at the Office of Naval Research in Virginia as well as positions with Bell Labs and AT&T Solutions.

She holds a B.S. in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University, an M.S. in Physical Oceanography from the University of Miami and a Ph.D. in Applied Marine Physics from the University of Miami.

Battelle has a long history of innovation in undersea technologies including developing robotics, tools, sensors and submersibles for government agencies and the commercial oil and gas industries.

Gruber will lead a large team of scientists, engineers, analysts and researchers in the Undersea Systems Division which is part of Battelle’s National Security Global Business.

“We’re pleased that Dr. Gruber chose to bring her considerable talents to Battelle,” said Lisa McCauley, Vice President and General Manager, National Security Global Operations. “Her wealth of hands-on experience, deep technical knowledge and strong leadership skills will help us take our Undersea Systems division in new directions to help us meet our clients’ needs.”

About Battelle

As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses:  Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. 

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.

Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

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