The Faculty for Rare Isotope Beams

When the Office of Science in the US Department of Energy (DOE) sought proposals to develop the world’s most powerful rare isotope accelerator, Michigan State University (MSU) set out to win the project. MSU was an obvious candidate, having operated a world-class rare isotope accelerator, the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, for two decades, but was by no means assured of securing DOE’s selection for the award.

“Using SolidWorks software allowed us to prepare a strong proposal. The ability to virtually test the accelerating cryomodules was an important factor in substantially improving our credibility.”
Dr. John Oliva Mechanical Analysis and Simulation Group Leader, The Faculty for Rare Isotope Beams