Carl A. Batt, Stone Fence Collaborative

Carl A. Batt joined the faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in 1985. He is the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Department of Food Science. Batt also served as the director of the Cornell University/Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Partnership. He is co-founder of Main Street Science and founder of Nanooze, a science magazine for kids ( He is also the co-founder and former co-director of the Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC), a National Science Foundation-supported Science and Technology Center (STC). Following receipt of his PhD from Rutgers University in Food Science Batt did postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Throughout his 30 years at Cornell, Batt has worked on the fusion of the physical and life sciences, developing novel technologies to solve challenges in food and health sciences. He has served as a scientific mentor for more than 40 graduates students and over 100 undergraduates, many of whom now hold significant positions in academia, government, and the private sector, both in the United States and throughout the world. Batt has published over 240 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and reviews. He has participated in and managed review panels. As the founder of Stone Fence Collaborative, Batt has helped a wide range of clients – including Miami University – enhance their grant development efforts.