Organizational chart (text version)

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) user facility. FRIB is funded by the DOE-SC, MSU and the State of Michigan, with operations supported by the DOE-SC Office of Nuclear Physics. The FRIB Laboratory organization chart shows the relationship between MSU and the DOE-SC. 

Michigan State University

  • President – Samuel L. Stanley Jr.

    • Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost) – Teresa Woodruff

U.S. Department of Energy

  • Office of Science

    • Director (SC-1) – Stephen Binkley (acting)
    • Deputy Director for Science Programs (SC-3) – Harriet Kung
    • Office of Nuclear Physics
      • Associate Director (SC-36) – Timothy Hallman
      • Director, Facilities and Project Management Division (SC-36.2) – Jehanne Gillo
        • FRIB Operations Program Manager (SC-36.2) – James Sowinski
        • FRIB Project Program Manager (SC-36.2) – Ivan Graff
        • FRIB Federal Project Director (CHO) – Ronald Lutha

The FRIB Project reports through the MSU executive vice president for academic affairs and the executive vice president for administrative affairs to the MSU President, and also interfaces with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Office of Nuclear Physics.

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB)

  • Laboratory Director – Thomas Glasmacher

    • Project Manager – Rae Benington
    • Executive Laboratory Director – Richard Jacobson
    • Scientific Director – Brad Sherrill
    • Deputy Scientific Director – Alexandra Gade
    • Chief Engineer – Dan Stout
    • Chief Scientist – Witold Nazarewicz
    • Senior Environment, Safety & Health Manager
      and Radiation Safety Officer – Petra Grivins
    • Project Controls Manager – Lynda Schneider
    • Chief Procurement Officer – Thomas Nowak
    • Senior Communications Manager – Karen King
    • Chief HR Officer – Melanie Trowbridge
    • Chief Administrative Officer – BJ Abrams
    • Administrative Support – Katie Pease

The FRIB Project is comprised of three divisions:

  1. Accelerator Systems Division 

    • Division Director – Jie Wei
      • Associate Director for Accelerator Physics & Upgrades – Peter Ostroumov
      • Associate Director for Cryogenics & Cryomodules – Fabio Casagrande
      • Commissioning Manager – Masanori Ikegami
      • Administrative Support – Anastasia Lesage
  2. Experimental Systems Division 

    • Division Director – Georg Bollen
      • Administrative Support – Anastasia Lesage
  3. Business Support Organization

    • Financial Operations – Lynda Schneider
    • Procurement & Property Management – Thomas Nowak 
    • Business IT – Clinton Jones
    • Fiscal Officer – Sue Hopper
    • Administrative Support – Robert Patterer
    • Human Resources – Melanie Trowbridge
    • Communications – Karen King
    • Export Control Compliance – Christine Bargerstock
    • Physical Security – James Vander Pols
    • Homeland Security Officer – Melissa Congleton

FRIB Advisory Committees

The FRIB Project is advised by four external advisory committees. Their members are experts in areas important to the success of FRIB: 

  1. President’s Project Advisory Committee (PPAC): PPAC provides external advice on FRIB activities to the MSU President and Provost.

  2. FRIB Program Advisory Committee (PAC): PAC is a group of international experts who review proposals for non-proprietary beam time requests submitted to FRIB. PAC makes recommendations to the FRIB Laboratory Director about beam-time allocation.

  3. Environmental, Safety and Health Advisory Committee (ESHAC): ESHAC is charged by the FRIB Project Manager and provides external advice on matters related to environmental, health, and safety issues to the FRIB Project Team.

    • Chair – Donald Cossairt
  4. Technical Systems Advisory Committee (TSAC): TSAC is charged by the FRIB Laboratory Director/Project Director and provides external advice on technical matters to the FRIB Project Team.  

    • Chair – Robert Laxdal

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

The FRIB Laboratory is the equivalent of a college within MSU. The FRIB Laboratory is comprised of the FRIB Project and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL). 

  • NSCL Director – Brad Sherrill

  • NSCL Chief Scientist – Alexandra Gade

  • Administrative Support – Donna Besinger

FRIB Users Organization

The FRIB Users Organization is a group whose members are interested in FRIB for the purpose of conducting scientific research and developing new technology. The organization works towards the realization and timely construction of FRIB and the development of its instrumentation and physics program, and advocates for the needs of the FRIB user community during project construction, among other goals.

  • Chair – Zach Meisel