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COLUMBUS, OH., 1 November, 2012—Battelle​won a 2012 Gold Electrode Award from​Neurotech Reports as the Most Useful Nonprofit Organization. The award, presented along with four others, was presented Oct. 22, 2012 at the Neurotech Leaders Forum in San Francisco, CA.

DUBLIN, OH., 1 November, 2012—An improved battery housing, designed and manufactured by Battelle is helping to protect the lives of military troops and responders who face threats from explosive devices.

COLUMBUS, OH., 16 October, 2012--Battelle has won three indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts to support the United States Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for potentially the next five years. The contracts have a ceiling value of more than $115 million during that time. Battelle, along with the members of its contract team, has the right to bid on all the work for three base years and an option for two more.

HAMPTON ROADS, VA., 15 October, 2012—Battelle researchers have been working to tackle one of the most vexing issues facing those who work in the world’s oceans: How to increase mission persistence? They are studying ways to tie in technologies related to submersibles, sensors and power generation to create a systematic approach to solving this challenge.

TAMPA, FL., 11 October, 2012—Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development enterprise, has hired Major General John Folkerts, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), to lead its business with Special Operations Forces (SOF).

COLUMBUS, OH., 8 October, 2012—Battery safety and performance will be of increasing importance as the world confronts its demand for safe, reliable and affordable energy storage devices. With a $1 million award from Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E),Battelle scientists will improve the safety of high-energy lithium-ion batteries by developing internal sensing.

WASHINGTON, D.C., 3 October, 2012—The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has appointed Battelle’s Dr. John Wade as chairman of its division overseeing chemical and biological defense issues.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., 19 September, 2012—Battelle’s Center for Analytics and Public Health will serve as the coordinating center for a new five-year, $16 million research project that will be led by the University of North Carolina. The funding is provided by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) for in-depth pain disorder research.

COLUMBUS, OH., 10 September, 2012– Battelle, a global leader in healthcare research and development, has unveiled a new lab that allows researchers in human factors and design to observe and evaluate how real-life patients and clinicians use and interact with medical devices.

COLUMBUS, OH., 23 August, 2012—Battelle and Sellex are a step closer to commercializing the LS10 liquid bottle scanner , a powerful screening technology that scans liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) in almost any container for threats such as explosives.

COLUMBUS, OH., 31 July, 2012–Battelle has purchased equity in the specialty grid management company Gridquant to support Battelle’s commitment to bring breakthrough modeling and analysis technologies to the electricity transmission market, including Gridquant’s patented Holomorphic Embedding Load-Flow Method (HELM™).

CLEVELAND, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Peter Hennessey, a retired Air Force Brigadier General and Vice President at Battelle, has been elected to a two-year term as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Aerospace Institute. When asked about his appointment, Hennessey remarked, "I have a deep respect for these Trustees—and for Dr. Heil and the OAI team whose innovative and dedicated services are impacting aerospace interests all across Ohio."

COLUMBUS, OH., 18 July, 2012—Battelle has won a single-source award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institutes of Health for evaluation and testing services for vaccines and other biologics for infectious diseases. The work, worth as much as $102.5 million for 10 years, will be conducted at Battelle’s biosafety level 3 laboratories and new toxicology research facility in West Jefferson, Ohio.

COLUMBUS, OH., 17 July, 2012—Battelle, the world’s leading independent scientific research and technology development organization, today announced the immediate election of noted scientist and business leader Frank L. Douglas, Ph.D., M.D., to its Board of Directors, which comprises some of the nation’s foremost business, military and scientific leaders.

COLUMBUS, OH., 16 July, 2012—Battelle has for decades served as an integral resource for developing safety test methods for new vehicle technology. From alternative hydrocarbon and hydrogen fuels to battery hybrid vehicles and crash avoidance technology, engineers at the world’s largest independent research and development organization are developing the test methods that ensure the safety of new technology on all manner of cars, SUVs, trucks and buses.

COLUMBUS, OH., 14 June, 2012—The story has been the same for eons—bad guys want to steal money and information, good guys try to stop them. Now, Battelle scientists and their colleagues from ID Quantique are playing the heroes in a new-age version of this age-old tale, using quantum key distribution (QKD) instead of guns and safes.

COLUMBUS, OH., 12 July, 2012– Battelle engineers are working to decrease bus accidents by installing technology onboard, starting with a mid-June demonstration on a vehicle from its hometown transit operator.

ANCHORAGE, AK., 11 July, 2012—Ted Rockwell, long a recognized expert in Alaskan environmental issues, has joined Battelle, the world’s largest, independent research and development organization. Rockwell is on point to lead the expansion of Battelle’s environmental business in the Alaskan market, with a priority focus on the oil and gas industry.

HOUSTON, TX., 30 June, 2012—Battelle is expanding its position in the oil and gas industry by opening an office in Houston, Texas. Battelle helps its clients develop natural resources and drive competitive growth while being good stewards of the environment. The world’s leading independent research and development organization has bolstered the office by hiring John Bickham and Torrance Haggerty.

DALLAS, TX., 27 June, 2012– Today, Battelle ( and 13 state STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education networks officially launched STEMx ( at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Summit in Dallas, Texas. One year in the making and sponsored by Battelle, STEMx connects state networks and partners to accelerate the growth of policies, practices and partnerships that are needed to expand the number of STEM teachers, increase student achievement in STEM education and, ultimately, grow tomorrow’s innovators.

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