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Katy Delaney

Director, Media Relations

Office: 614-424-7208

Email: DelaneyK@battelle.org

T.R. Massey

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.


Inside Battelle Blog

Research Infrastructure
Battelle and NEON monthly update

April 2020: What’s New With NEON?

Posted by Battelle Insider on Apr 1, 2020

We highlight scientists who share best practices for using NEON data and study examples that demonstrate NEON’s capability to advance research.

Learn More about April 2020: What’s New With NEON?
Coronavirus Solutions
Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System

COVID-19: Deploying a Critical New PPE Decontamination System

Posted by Battelle Insider on Mar 28, 2020

Battelle designed and built the CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System™ for decontaminating single-use disposable N95 PPE, allowing for reuse.

Learn More about COVID-19: Deploying a Critical New PPE Decontamination System
Women's History Month
Annie Battelle

Women’s History Month 2020: Annie’s Impact on Battelle

Posted by Battelle Insider on Mar 9, 2020

The last will and testament of Gordon Battelle (and a hefty gift of more than $1 million) founded the Battelle Memorial Institute in the early 1920s. But without his mother, we might not be here to tell the tale.

Learn More about Women’s History Month 2020: Annie’s Impact on Battelle
Coronavirus Concerns
Battelle is working on COVID-19 research

COVID-19: Propelling the Unknown into the Known

Posted by Battelle Insider on Mar 4, 2020

Battelle is working with commercial, academic and government entities to support the global efforts to understand, test and treat the virus.

Learn More about COVID-19: Propelling the Unknown into the Known
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.

Board of Directors 

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.