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COLUMBUS, OH., 4 May, 2011— For three years, Battelle has worked with Kent State University (KSU) on a congressionally funded fuel cell project. Kent State faculty and students assisted Battelle in developing a fuel cell power generator for military applications. The advanced power generator is more fuel efficient, quieter and produces less pollution than the existing military diesel generators it is designed to replace.

COLUMBUS, OH., 3 May, 2011—Battelle and the United States Department of Energy (DOE) historically have a strong working relationship. After all, Battelle is the world’s largest independent research and development organization and it manages or co-manages six national laboratories for the DOE. That close association has given rise to the movement of a key executive from Battelle to the DOE.

COLUMBUS, OH., 29 April, 2011-- Innovative products, services and solutions to deliver clean energy solutions, advance science and address health and national security issues will be honored in Columbus tonight at the Franklin Park Conservatory.

COLUMBUS, OH., 27 April, 2011-- Battelle has hired Erik G. Mettala, Ph.D., as Cyber Chief Scientist in the National Security Global Business Unit, Battelle announced today.

COLUMBUS, OH., 25 April, 2011— Battelle’s President and CEO Jeff Wadsworth has named Battelle veteran Martin Toomajian as President of Battelle’s newly formed Energy, Environment and Material Sciences Global Business.

COLUMBUS, OH., 20 April, 2011—Battelle will conduct a $4.1 million demonstration project for Minnesota’s Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) that will use commercial off-the-shelf technology to determine the feasibility of replacing the gasoline fuel tax with a mileage-based user fee.

COLUMBUS, OH., 14 April, 2011 –– Battelle and Levant Power Corporation jointly announced today the two companies plan to develop and commercialize wave energy harvesting technology for ocean systems. Providing consistent, uninterrupted power to sensors, vehicles and communications systems for ocean borne-devices is an industry-wide challenge. Battelle and Levant say that challenge can be overcome by OceanGen power units which could facilitate expansive deployment of advanced and innovative ocean-borne devices.

COLUMBUS, OH., 4 March, 2011– Battelle experts will debut a new industry-leading, multi-scale toxicology program as a way to more effectively advance drug development during a Battelle symposium on March 7-10 at the 2011 Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting & ToxExpo in Washington, DC.

COLUMBUS, OH., 1 March, 2011—A Battelle-designed pneumatic launcher, or grappling hook gun, is used by survival expert and extreme adventurer Bear Grylls in the new season of the popular Man Vs. Wild television show.

COLUMBUS, OH., 24 February, 2011—Battelle recently won a $36.7 million contract to support the Department of Defense (DoD) in developing medical countermeasures to chemical warfare threats. The three-year contract, with the U.S. Army, includes two option years.

COLUMBUS, OH., 21 February, 2011—Battelle and the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) announced today funding of the Battelle/NOGLSTP Out To Innovate Scholarships.

COLUMBUS, OH., 16 February, 2011—Battelle will continue its important work testing protective equipment for military troops under a new $8 million, two-year contract with the Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense.

COLUMBUS, OH., 14 February, 2011—Barbara Kunz, Battelle’s President of the Health and Life Sciences Global Business, has been selected to chair The Ohio State University’s Medical Center Board.

HOUSTON, TX, and COLUMBUS, OH., 10 February, 2011—Battelle is helping surgeons at The Methodist Hospital enhance and advance their cutting-edge visualization system called Plato’s Cave, which provides views inside patients before ever lifting a scalpel. Named for the famed philosopher’s allegory describing perceptions of reality, Plato’s Cave offers extraordinary 3-D views of the human body. Surgeons, with or without the use of special glasses and a video game controller, navigate through images of the interior of patients’ bodies. The images are derived from CT, MRI or any DICOM scans, allowing for a virtual pre-surgical “fly through.” Plato’s Cave has earned acclaim from surgeons, clinicians and even patients and families desiring to better understand complex surgical options.

DAYTON, OH., 9 February, 2011—Sustainability in its myriad forms is a subject of critical importance today. At Battelle, a focus on sustainability and other forms of energy efficiency has led Mike Aimone to share his knowledge at Green Energy Ohio (GEO) and the Dayton Development Commissions’ (DDC) Feb. 11-12 conference and trade show in Dayton entitled Ohio Leads the Way: Green Markets and Green Jobs.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., 8 February, 2011—Battelle recently pledged more than $20,000 to local community organizations designed to invest in developing the local workforce, specifically targeting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.

COLUMBUS, OH., 4 February, 2011—A trio of researchers on a Battelle project team accepted an Innovation Award Feb. 3 for their groundbreaking work in statistics and human health.

COLUMBUS, OH., 27 January, 2011—Battelle, the world's largest non-profit independent research and development organization, today announced 10 winners of the inaugural Gordon Battelle Prizes for scientific discovery and technology impact.

COLUMBUS, OH., 26 January, 2011—A diverse group of private sector and government researchers in various R&D activities worldwide cite constricted budgets as the most critical challenge facing the global scientific community, with more U.S. than non-U.S. researchers believing they would be impacted.

DUXBURY, MA., 11 January, 2011—When it comes to climate change and its impacts, Battelle’s Paul Kirshen, PhD, is at the forefront of study and leadership. His work since starting with Battelle more than a year ago has led to his inclusion on two important committees.

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