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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.

COLUMBUS, OH., 20 June, 2012—Could the ban on carrying bottles of liquid through airport security become a thing of the past? Not yet, but a new liquid scanning technology developed by Battelle could bring air travelers one step closer. At the very least, it adds an extra layer of safety and security by quickly scanning containers and determining the threat potential of the contents. Click here to view a video of the technology in action:

BOSTON, MA., 19 June, 2012—The Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Industry Development report​ released today at the 2012 BIO International Convention signals significant job growth in the bioscience sector over the past decade, indicating the importance of the biosciences as an economic driver for the nation.

COLUMBUS, OH., 11 June, 2012—Erik Mettala, Chief Scientist for Battelle’s Cyber Innovation Business, recently was selected as an Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) International Hall of Fame inductee. This prestigious honor recognizes information security industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the industry and who represent the highest level of professionalism and lifetime achievement.

COLUMBUS, OH., 29 May, 2012 - Battelle will showcase a variety of its water technology solutions at the 2012 BlueTech Forum Technology Showcase on May 30 in San Francisco.

FT. PIERCE, FL., 25 May, 2012—How do you climb a mountain that’s rolling and pitching in the dark? When the Navy SEALS needed a way to board a ship quietly and quickly, Battelle’s Tactical Air Initiated Launch (TAIL) system helped them get the job done.

COLUMBUS, OH., 17 May, 2012– Building on a strong foundation of public-private partnership, the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) today announced it has received a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation for the continued growth of the OSLN. The grant will support overall operations of the network and facilitate the launch of new schools in rural Ohio including an academy focused on biosciences.

COLUMBUS, OH., 11 May, 2012—Battelle, the world’s largest, independent research and development organization, and its protégé, Tidewater, Inc., were awarded the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award by the Department of Defense (DoD).

COLUMBUS, OH., 10 May, 2012—Battelle engineers have completed preliminary design work on a $13 million-plus contract to design, build and test an improved replacement system for a 30-plus year old testing process used to certify helicopters and small fixed-wing airplanes for operation in icing conditions.

DUXBURY, MA., 8 May, 2012—Battelle has won a five-year, $15 million contract to support and consult with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New England District, North Atlantic Division.

WASHINGTON, D.C—, 30 April, 2012 - Thom Haubert, a medical device engineer in Battelle’s Health and Life Science Global Business, is the latest in a long line of distinguished scientists to be named Battelle’s Inventor of the Year. He received the award at the annual Achievement Awards at the Columbus Museum of Art on April 27.

WORTHINGTON, OH., 30 April, 2012– The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation (OSCF) recently awarded the first ever Bhima Vijayendran Scholarship of $5,000 to Julia Faeth of New Riegel, Ohio. This was made possible thanks to a $50,000 grant from Battelle to establish an annual scholarship for an outstanding undergraduate student interested in pursuing a career in agricultural science and technology. It is named in honor of Dr. Bhima Vijayendran, a Battelle researcher who has made significant contributions to the bioproducts and soybean industries.

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