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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
Photo: Battelle July NEON Blog

July 2021: What’s New with NEON?

Posted by Battelle Insider on Jul 6, 2021

See how NEON is prioritizing STEM careers for women, how the diversity shifts of beetles offer intel on changing ecosystems, and how NEON data is being used to predict species distribution.

Learn More about July 2021: What’s New with NEON?
Solvers
how do fireworks get their colors

How Do Fireworks Get Their Colors?

Posted by Battelle Insider on Jul 2, 2021

Battelle Principal Research Scientist Paul Shawcross drops some knowledge about the science behind how fireworks get their colors.

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Pride Month
Photo: Prism Pride Panel Discussion

Prism Celebrates Pride with Panel Discussion on Being Your Authentic Self

Posted by Battelle Insider on Jun 18, 2021

On June 15, Prism hosted a panel discussion for employees to discuss being their authentic selves and sharing ways allies can support members of the LGBTQ community.

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Research Infrastructure
Photo: What's New In NEON June 2021

June 2021: What’s New With NEON?

Posted by Battelle Insider on Jun 2, 2021

We highlight scientists informing on the role of CO2 in tree life cycles, revealing that fungus may hold the key to understanding a changing climate, data collected at NEON sites is proving essential.

Learn More about June 2021: What’s New With NEON?
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.