Columbus, Ohio-based Battelle announced it has hired Dr. Krishna Jonnalagadda as director of business development, nanotechnology, responsible for developing nanotechnology strategy in collaboration with the seven national laboratories Battelle manages or co-manages for the US Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security. Jonnalagadda has a PhD in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He has more than 20 patents pending and numerous publications in academic journals and conference proceedings. Jonnalagadda is also an associate editor for the IEEE-CPMT Journal. Prior to joining Battelle, Jonnalagadda spent more than 10 years at Motorola, most recently as director of engineering for accessory products. Jonnalagadda drove innovative business development at Motorola for several high impact areas including printed electronics, nanotechnology, wireless health monitoring, and low power distributed sensor networks.