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Thomas_P-12395-09.JPGDOE Team Lead - Aaron Gravelle (301) 903-7991 

Aaron Gravelle 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.

View Aaron's full bio here​.


Thomas_P-12395-09.JPGProgram Manager - Tony Feric (240) 702-6390 

Tony Feric is the Federal Program Manager for the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) Program and leads the Office of Nuclear Energy's collaborations with the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT), including the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF), Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC), Energy I-Corps, and EnergyTech University Prize. He will also be supporting the University Reactor Sharing and Outreach and University Nuclear Research Infrastructure Revitalization efforts.

View Tony's full bio here​.


INL Integration Office NEUP Staff

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jg.picture.2 (1).jpg 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 Nuclear Engineering Department Heads Organization, the NEUP Engagement Committee and other organizations. He is responsible for general policies and procedures for the NEUP program. 

View John's full bio here. ​


Thomas_P-12395-09.JPGNEUP Integration Office Manager - Drew Thomas (208) 526-1602 

Drew Thomas manages 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.  ​

View Drew's full bio here​.​ 


Angie_Headshot 2023.jpgAdministrative Assistant  - Angie Good​ (208) 526-9613  

Angie Good manages administrative duties within the office and assists with panel review. ​She also supports Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), and Innovations in Nuclear Student Paper Competition (INSC). 

See Angie's full bio here.​​ 


​​Nick Case.jpegOperations and Infrastructure Initiatives Lead - Nick Case (208) 681-3848

Nick Case manages the financial operations of the office. He leads CINR Infrastructure, University Reactor Sharing and Outreach, and University Nuclear Research Infrastructure Revitalization. He also oversees Integrated Research Projects (IRPs), and Industry (iFOA and GAIN) solicitations. ​

See Nick's full bio here​.​ 


Pam_Rich_P-12395-03.JPGCINR R&D and Distinguished Early Career Lead - Pamela Rich​ (208) 526-4854​

Pamela Rich leads review activities for the Distinguished Early Career Program (DECP). She is also the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Research and Development (R&D) coordinator and manages technical review assignments and review activities from NE's reviewer database to support competitvely reviewed NE solicitations. Pam also acts as a support for Industry solicitations.

See Pam's full bio here.


Cece_Bell_P-12395-04.JPGOutreach and Communications Lead - Cece Bell (208) 526-5210

Cece Bell leads all outreach and communications content for NE's university program. She also supports University Reactor Sharing and Outreach.

See Cece's full bio here.​


Megha_Dubey_P-12395-07.JPGPhase II Continuation CINR Coordinator - Megha Dubey (208) 526-5689         

Megha Dubey leads review activities for Phase II Continuation CINR and assists with technical reviewers for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR). She also supports the Distinguished Early Career Program (DECP).

See Megha's full bio here.​


Tyler_Newitt_P-12395-02.JPGStudent Educational Support - Tyler Newitt (208) 526-4990

Tylerl leads the University Nuclear Leadership Program's (UNLP) Scholarship and Fellowship processes. He also leads Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and the Innovations in Nuclear Student Paper Competition (INSC). Tyler provides support for the Civil Nuclear Credit Program and CINR R&D.


Josh_Peterson_P-12287-1.JPGReview and Data Specialist - Joshua Peterson​ (208) 526-5057​

Joshua Peterson manages the NE Reviewer Database. He also supports Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), CINR Infrastructure, and University Nuclear Research Infrastructure Revitalization​. He also assists with coordinati​on of NE's portion of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), and data projects for the Integration Office​.  

See Josh's full bio here.​ 


Crystal_Sosalla_P-12395-08.JPGAwards Maintenance and UNLP Data Specialist - Crystal Sosalla (208) 526-7203  

Crystal Sosalla leads the program awards maintenance, which includes PICS:NE​. She also manages the UNLP reporting and data collections efforts, including processing of student travel and internships.


Joanna_Taylor_P-12395-01.JPGSBIR Reviewer Coordinator - Joanna Taylor​ (208) 526-9854

Joanna Taylor leads the coordinati​on of NE's portion of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), and Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). She also supports Phase II Continuation CINR.  ​

View Joanna's full bio here​.​​ 


Contact Information
NEUP Integration Office
P.O. Box 1625
Idaho Falls, ID 83415-3730

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You can email us at neup@inl.gov


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