FRIB Users Organization Goals

The FRIB Users' Organization is a group whose members are interested in the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) for the purpose of conducting scientific research and developing new technology. The purposes of this association are:

(a) To work towards the realization and timely construction of FRIB and the development of its instrumentation and physics program;

(b) To act as an advocate for the needs of the FRIB user community during project construction;

(c) To articulate and promote the scientific case for rare-isotope science and its significance to society;

(d) To act as an advocate for the field of rare-isotope science in the U.S.A. in order to maximize its scientific potential.

Join the FRIB Users Organization

Please join the FRIB Users Organization by visiting our registration page.

Contact Information

To contact the FRIB Users Organization, please send an email to the Executive Committee Chairman Michael Smith (Oak Ridge National Lab) at
smithms at ornl.gov

For contributions and corrections to the website, please contact coordinator@fribusers.org.

FRIB Users Organization Charter

Please click here to view the Charter of the FRIB Users Organization
or click here for a PDF version.

FRIB Users Organization Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the FRIB Users Organization, and their dates of appointment, are given below. New elections are held periodically as described in the Charter (see below).

Michael Smith, Chair and Webmaster, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
smithms at ornl.gov
Term ends 12-31-15


Michael P. Carpenter, Argonne National Laboratory (Operations Subcommittee)
carpenter at phy.anl.gov
Term ends 12-31-15


Jolie Cizewski, Rutgers University
cizewski at physics.rutgers.edu
Term ends 12-31-15


Robert Grzywacz, University of Tennessee
rgrzywac at utk.edu
Term ends 12-31-16


Walter Loveland, Oregon State University
lovelanw at onid.orst.edu
Term ends 12-31-14


Mark Riley, Florida State University (Operations Subcommittee)
mriley at nucmar.physics.fsu.edu
Term ends 12-31-16


Krzysztof Rykaczewski, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Operations Subcommittee)
rykaczewskik at ornl.gov
Term ends 12-31-14


Lee Sobotka, Washington University St. Louis
lgs at wuchem.wustl.edu
Term ends 12-31-14


Artemis Spyrou, Michigan State University
spyrou at nscl.msu.edu
Term ends 12-31-16

Ian Thompson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Theory Representative)
thompson97 at llnl.gov
Term ends 12-31-14

The next election of the FRIB Users Organization Executive Committee will be held in Late Fall 2014.

FRIB Users Organization Executive Committee - Operations Subcommittee

In November 2011, the NSCL Users Group merged with the FRIB User Organization and our Charter was changed to establish a standing (that is, permanent) Operations Subcommittee of the Executive Committee. This Subcommittee will have 3 members, and they will focus initially on operations at the NSCL facility at MSU; their focus will shift to operations at FRIB once the new facility is commissioned at MSU. Members of this Subcommittee will be active Users of the NSCL facility (in the near term) and the FRIB facility (once it is commissioned). Subcommittee members are full members of the FRIB User Organization Executive Committee, and can be chosen to serve as Chair of the Executive Committee.

The current members of the Operations Subcommittee are:
Michael Carpenter, Argonne National Lab [term expires Dec. 31, 2015]
Mark Riley, Florida State University [Dec. 31, 2016]
Krzysztof Rykaczewski, ORNL [Dec. 31, 2014]

FRIB Users Organization Executive Committee - Theory Representation

In November 2011, the FRIB Theory Users Group merged with the FRIB User Organization, and our Charter was changed to establish to set aside one slot for a Theorist. The Theorist in this slot is a full member of the FRIB User Organization Executive Committee, and can be chosen to serve as Chair of the Executive Committee. The current Theory representative is Ian Thompson, LLNL [term expires Dec. 31, 2014].