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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

Solvers
how do fireworks get their colors

How Do Fireworks Get Their Colors?

Posted by Battelle Insider on Jul 3, 2019

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

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Public Health
Battelle is working with Go Medical Batelle to conduct a study to further evaluate the toxicity of OLANI

Evaluating the Safety of an Opioid Abuse Treatment

Posted by Battelle Insider on Jun 9, 2019

Battelle is working with Go Medical to conduct a study to further evaluate an alternative to an oral treatment for opioid addiction.

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STEM
Students walking through a museum

Advancing STEM Education for More than a Decade

Posted by Battelle Insider on May 30, 2019

STEM education is more than what is taught in a classroom. That’s why our STEM Grants Program supports informal education programs.

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Solvers
Awards from Battelle's Celebration of Solvers event

Inventors of Year Use Creativity as a Driving Force

Posted by Battelle Insider on Apr 30, 2019

As part of this year’s Celebration of Solvers, Battelle recognized seven Inventors of the Year for their significant contributions to science.

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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.