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Media Contacts

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

Advanced Materials
joint replacement example

A Novel Ortho Coating Could Improve Joint Replacement Outcomes

Posted by Battelle Insider on Sep 12, 2019

Can coatings help surgical implants for joint replacement reduce medical complications and hold up under years of potentially strenuous use?

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Industry Solutions
evaluating firefighting foams for PFAS contaminants

Evaluating Firefighting Foams for PFAS Contaminants

Posted by Battelle Insider on Sep 10, 2019

Battelle is working on a project to evaluate potential replacement firefighting foams that must meet military specifications for fire suppression.

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Health Solutions
ecigarette dangers

Assessing E-Cigarette Battery and Device Safety

Posted by Eric Scribben on Sep 3, 2019

While electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) offer an alternative to traditional tobacco products, they introduce new risks to consumers.

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Neurotechnology
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Our Goal: Veterans Using NeuroLife Systems at Home

Posted by Battelle Insider on Sep 2, 2019

It started out with the belief that we could help restore movement for someone who had lost so much. We wanted to make his hand work again, like it had before his injury.

Learn More about Our Goal: Veterans Using NeuroLife Systems at Home
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.