MSU Cryogenic Initiative

The MSU Cryogenic Initiative is a partnership between the College of Engineering and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB).

This initiative involves both FRIB and the MSU College of Engineering. In addition to classroom teaching, students in the initiative are trained on 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. 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;

  • Develops and maintains a cryogenic system knowledge base of cryogenic technology and skills;

  • Investigates, proposes, and fosters efficient cryogenic process designs, and research of advanced cryogenic technologies;

  • Maintains a knowledge base to operate unsupported equipment.