MSU Cryogenic Initiative

The demand for cryogenic engineering support has increased in the last decade. Having FRIB at MSU offers a unique opportunity to educate and train the next generation of cryogenic system innovators to prepare them for opportunities in cryogenics engineering and related fields.

A collaboration between FRIB and the MSU College of Engineering, the MSU Cryogenic Initiative combines classroom education with training on cutting-edge cryogenics, accelerator, and superconducting radio frequency sciences and technology at FRIB.

In addition to classroom teaching, students in the initiative are trained on cutting-edge technologies and advancements in the cryogenic field that exist at FRIB. At FRIB, cryogenics relates to processes and instruments that provide refrigeration (cooling) at a temperature below -268.7 degrees Celsius (at or below 4.5 degrees above absolute zero) for a superconducting particle accelerator. The initiative also engages industry, government laboratories, and other universities in collaborative research in the development and advancement of cryogenic technologies.

The MSU Cryogenic Initiative:

  • Educates and trains future cryogenic engineers and system innovators;

  • Investigates, proposes, and fosters efficient cryogenic process designs, and performs research to advance cryogenic technologies;

  • Sustains a knowledge base of cryogenic technology and skills.