INL Resilience Optimization Center

About Us


INL ROC partners with public and private entities, other national laboratories, and academia to address our Nation’s infrastructure challenges. These partnerships offer a unique perspective on enhancing systems resilience and risk management.

Why Use Us?

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to resiliency. National resilience requires asset owners to be deliberate in their awareness and decision-making: understanding the resilience of the infrastructure within their direct control, and conscious of their dependence on infrastructure out of their control.

Resilience planning should be scaled and bound to an asset owner’s finite resources (time, budget, and staffing) as well as their operations criticality and risk profile. INL ROC tailors its research and analysis to individual challenges, providing optimized recommendations for solutions that align to the core mission and definition of success outlined by the organization.

Some of our Team


Paul Titus


Justin Welch

Operations Director

Kunal Thaker

Senior Resilient Energy
Systems Manager

Tim Klett

Infrastructure Analysis Manager

Celia Porod

Strategic Planner,
Critical Infrastructure Analysis

Ollie Gagnon

Chief Strategist and
Relationship Manager

Erin Searcy

Director, Strategic Planning and Transformation

Curtis Smith

Director, Nuclear Safety and Regulatory Research Division

Wayne Austed

Program Manager

Steve Aumeier

Sr. Advisor, Strategic Programs

Shannon Bragg-Sitton

Division Director, Integrated Energy and Storage Systems

Jake Gentle

Program Manager

Erica Sanchez

INL ROC Administrative Coordinator

Ryan Hruska

Senior Infrastructure  
Interdependency Scientist

Ruby Nguyen

Senior Value Chain Resilience

Emmanuel Ohene Opare

Senior Systems and Reliability Engineer

Seth Snyder

Director, Clean Energy &

James Case

Manager, Systems Analysis &

Success Stories

Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology (ASET) Office

This project is a repeatable methodology that was a benefit to us and that I believe will benefit many more States.”

Manager of Emergency Management and Safety, City of Henderson, NV

“We hope to work closely with you in the future.”

Director, US Army Public Works Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

“I am very proud of what our teams have accomplished…I look forward to a better OE environment here in Kuwait.”

DHS, Office of infrastructure Protection

“Just after the water assessments were completed, the City of Phoenix saw the benefits and started working on their Transportation System.”

New York State Energy Research & Development Authority

“These products will be invaluable to New York as we prepare for, and respond to, system disruptions and should promote a better understanding of the role the public sector plays in enabling the private sector to restore the system to equilibrium in time of emergency.”