As FRIB Associate Project Manager, Al Zeller is responsible for reporting on FRIB progress against established project cost, scope, and schedule for successful delivery of FRIB.
Al served as head of the Research Facilities Department at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at MSU for almost 20 years. During that time, his department was responsible for the design, construction, installation, and maintenance of the beam transport lines, vacuum systems, cryogenics systems, magnets, nuclear electronics, and detectors. He coordinated and led several major upgrade projects including the 2007 reconfiguration of the high-energy beamline and experimental equipment into the configuration that will be used for FRIB.
His professional interests have focused on superconducting magnets and radiation-resistant magnets. He served as conference chair of the 1999 Cryogenic Engineering Conference, the 2006 Applied Superconductivity Conference and is chair of the 2011 Cryogenic Engineering Conference. He is a member of the American Physical Society and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Al received his PhD in 1974 from Florida State University.