MSU Cryogenic Initiative

The MSU Cryogenic Initiative is a partnership between the College of Engineering and FRIB.

This initiative involves both FRIB and the MSU College of Engineering. In addition to classroom teaching, the students in the initiative will be trained on the cutting-edge technologies and advancements in the cryogenic field that will exist at FRIB. At FRIB, cryogenics relates to processes and equipment that provide refrigeration (cooling) at a temperature below -150 degrees Celsius for a superconducting particle accelerator. This initiative can also engage industry, government laboratories, and other universities in collaborative research in the development and advancement of cryogenic technologies.

The MSU Cryogenic Initiative will:

  • Educate and train future cryogenic engineers and system innovators;

  • Develop and maintain a cryogenic system knowledge base of cryogenic technology and skills;

  • Investigate, propose, and foster efficient cryogenic process designs, and research of advanced cryogenic technologies;

  • Maintain a knowledge base to operate unsupported equipment.