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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: What's New in NEON Graph

May 2021: What’s New With NEON?

Posted by Battelle Insider on May 3, 2021

This month, we highlight Boulder as the epicenter of scientific research, a researcher studying whether lakes are releasing more CO2 and scientists using NEON data to simplify the ecology curriculum.

Learn More about May 2021: What’s New With NEON?
Earth Day
Battelle celebrates Earth Day 2020

The Race to Restore Earth’s Ecosystems Hinges on Scientific Research, Data and Innovative Technology

Posted by Battelle Insider on Apr 21, 2021

On April 22, more than one billion people in 192 countries will participate in activities to celebrate the 51st annual Earth Day—a timely reminder of the urgent need to safeguard the environment.

Learn More about The Race to Restore Earth’s Ecosystems Hinges on Scientific Research, Data and Innovative Technology
Biotechnology
Image illustrating Biotechnology at Battelle

A Bioeconomy to Beat the Next Pandemic: Time for Biotechnology to Shine

Posted by Justin Sanchez, Battelle Fellow on Apr 20, 2021

Based on the hard lessons inflicted by a once-in-a-century pandemic, it’s clear that our focus should be on rapidly managing the next natural or engineered pathogen risk, not just eliminating it.

Learn More about A Bioeconomy to Beat the Next Pandemic: Time for Biotechnology to Shine
Research Infrastructure
Battelle NEON April Spotlight

April 2021: What’s New With NEON?

Posted by Battelle Insider on Apr 5, 2021

Learn how NEON researchers are discovering biodiversity in the Great Smoky Mountains, tracking changes to waterways in the Midwest and observing climate change's effect on forest ecosystems.

Learn More about April 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.