Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Reactor Fleet and Advanced Reactor Deployment
Michael Worley (301) 903-9496
Michael Worley is the Director for Innovative Nuclear Research for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. His responsibilities include planning and executing DOE’s Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP), Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF), Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies Crosscutting technology development (NEET), Research Reactor Infrastructure (RRI), and SBIR/STTR programs. Prior to this assignment, Worley was the Director for laboratory facilities management, with responsibility for the Idaho facilities management and safeguards and security programs at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Worley joined the Office of Nuclear Energy in 2003.
DOE NEUP Team Lead
Aaron Gravelle (301) 903-7991
Aaron Gravells is the NEUP Team Lead for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. His responsibilities include planning and executing DOE’s Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP), Integrated University Program (IUP), and SBIR/STTR programs. Prior to his assignment, Gravelle worked as the DOE-ID Program Manager for NEUP.
NEUP Integration Office Director
John Gilligan, Ph.D. (919) 515-3939
Dr. John Gilligan is the primary liaison for NEUP with universities, national laboratories, and industry and works with the NEUP Executive Committee and other organizations. He is responsible for general policies and procedures for the NEUP program. Dr. Gilligan is the executive assoiciate dean and distinguished university professor at North Carolina State University and is the author of over 110 peer reviewed publications. He has been the editor of the Nuclear Science and Engineering Education Sourcebook since 1986 and has served as University Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies at NC State.
NEUP Integration Office Program Manager
Gregory A. Bala (208) 526-8178
Greg Bala handles the day-to-day operations of the Integration Office and works closely with the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy to administer NEUP. Prior to joining NEUP, Greg was responsible for the management and integration of research and operation activities for multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary research teams in physical, chemical and biological sciences at the Idaho National Laboratory.
NEUP Integration Office Administrative Assistant
Linda Elliott (208) 526-0764
Linda is the Administrative Assistant for the NEUP Integration Office. Linda manages the day-to-day administrative activities, including travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, and serves as the point of contact for the office.
NEUP Integration Office Solicitation and Review Coordinator
Drew Thomas (208) 526-1602
Drew Thomas assists with the day-to-day operations of the Integration Office and manages review activities from NE's reviewer database. Drew is the primary point of contact for reviewers and coordinates review and panel assignments for R&D workscopes.
NEUP Integration Office Student Educational Support and Outreach Coordinator
Julie Jacobson (208) 526-6760
Julie is the Student Educational Support coordinator and manages the Integrated University Program's Scholarship and Fellowship grant processes, including student interactions and project tracking. Julie also manages and maintains historical data of the overall NEUP and NEET crosscut programs. Julie is also the Outreach Coordinator providing webinar support and NEUP website updates.
NEUP Integration Office SBIR Coordinator
Jennifer Evaly (208) 526-1149
Jennifer Evaly is the NEUP Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) coordinator and the primary point of contact for SBIR reviewers. Jennifer also assists with the assignment of technical reviewers to support competitively reviewed DOE-NE solicitations.
NEUP Integration Office Program Coordinator
Nick Case (208) 526-7804
Nick Case manages the financial operations of the program and assists with contract administration. Nick is also the NEUP interface for PICS:NE. He is the primary point of contact for and coordinates review and panel assignments for Infrastructure and IRP workscopes. Nick also manages review assignments and is the primary point of contact for the Technology Commercialization Fund program.
NEUP Integration Office
P.O. Box 1625
Idaho Falls, ID 83415-3730
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