Thursday, July 17, 2008

Battelle India in Pune

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 14, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Advanced Materials and Water Technologies Initial Focus of R&D work

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Battelle recently established an office in Pune, India adding to its growing international footprint that includes offices in Korea, Japan, and Malaysia.

Battelle India will initially focus on advanced materials research and developing water-related technologies. Eventually, research may expand into the areas of health and life sciences and energy.

Shalendra Porwal, a chemical engineer and international marketer who has worked at Battelle for 29 years in various technical and marketing positions, has been named Senior Vice President and General Manager of Battelle India. Porwal is a chemical engineer from IlT Kharagpur and holds graduates degrees in Paper Science and Business from Miami University.

"We are excited about the opportunities we have in the Indian marketplace," said Rich Adams, Battelle Senior Vice President for International Partnerships. "We hope to foster a climate of scientific innovation in India."
"Battelle India will enable companies to develop new products and technologies," Porwal said.

Battelle is the world's largest non-profit independent research and development organization, providing innovative solutions to the world's most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management, National Security, Energy Technology, and Health and Life Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $4 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 20,400 employees in more than 120 locations worldwide, including seven national laboratories which Battelle manages or co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Battelle also is one of the nation's leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science and math education.
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