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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

Health
Battelle's expertise in artificial intelligence

The Algorithm Is In: 5 Ways AI is Transforming Medicine

Posted by Battelle Insider on Oct 19, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already transforming medicine in amazing ways—and the era of AI-based healthcare applications is just beginning.

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Solvers
HibbaShamma

Solver Hiba Shamma is Building a Path to a Better Future

Posted by Battelle Insider on Oct 9, 2019

Technician Specialist Hiba Shamma is using her expertise in microbiology to solve issues related to bioterrorism and disease spread.

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Environmental Restoration
PFAS is more challenging than many other environmental contaminants

Why are PFAS More Challenging Than Other Environmental Contaminants?

Posted by Battelle Insider on Oct 7, 2019

The strong carbon-fluorine bond in PFAS is a big part of why they are significantly different than other environmental contaminants.

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Transportation
various data points on a driving simulator

Paving the Way for Automated Vehicles

Posted by Battelle Insider on Oct 2, 2019

See how Battelle is addressing the challenge of alerting drivers when automation cannot continue and preparing them to safely take back control.

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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.

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.