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Katy Delaney

Director, Media Relations

Office: 614-424-7208

Email: DelaneyK@battelle.org

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Senior Media Specialist

Office: 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.


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Mike Mladineo working in lab for REALM Project

A History of the REALM Project

Posted by Sharon Steams on Jan 7, 2021

The Institute of Museum and Libraries Services (IMLS) partnered with Battelle and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) to launch the REALM project.

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Research Infrastructure
Neon Jan

January 2021: What’s New With NEON?

Posted by Battelle Insider on Jan 4, 2021

This month, we highlight innovative research and collaborations from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) that continue to improve our knowledge of the natural world.

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Research Infrastructure
Year in review of Battelle's work managing the NEON project

NEON Spotlight: The Best of 2020

Posted by Battelle Insider on Dec 16, 2020

Learn about NEON's top accomplishments and best progressions in research, regarding ecology and the environment, for the year of 2020

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Battelle Milestones
Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System

2020: A Year Unlike Any Other

Posted by Battelle Insider on Dec 14, 2020

At Battelle, we answered these challenging times of 2020 with science, dedication and philanthropy. Learn about Battelle's top accomplishments in 2020.

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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.

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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.