President Jiang Mianheng, Chairman of the University Council Zhu Zhiyuan and Lab Director of Photonics and Physics of Condensed Matter Professor Liu Zhi paid a visit to Battelle Memorial Institute on September 22nd. President and CEO of Battelle Memorial Institute Jeffrey Wadsworth, Executive Vice President for Global Laboratory Operations Ronald D. Townsend, and Vice President for Strategic Planning of Global Laboratory Operations Erik W. Pearson received the ShanghaiTech delegation.
Jeffrey Wadsworth extended a warm welcome to the guests and introduced the institute’s research areas and lab management experience. Ronald D. Townsend demonstrated in detail the successful practices adopted by the institute in providing supervision service for the construction of large scientific facilities. President Jiang introduced ShanghaiTech’s recent progress and the ongoing establishment of Shanghai International Science and Technology Innovation Center and Zhangjiang National S&T Center. The two parties then had an in-depth discussion about possible cooperation on high efficiency lab and facility management.
Battelle Memorial Institute is the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization, with over 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations globally, 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 and U.K. National Nuclear Laboratory. It provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. Battelle advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.5 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. In recent years, Battelle has been involved in the development of large scientific projects including “Spallation Neutron Source” and “Jaguar supercomputer” of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and “National Synchrotron Light Source II” of Brookhaven National Laboratory.