The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center (ACRC) was established in 1988 by the National Science Foundation of the United States as an Industry-University cooperative research center.

Since its founding, the ACRC has provided a forum for industry to coordinate and share precompetitive research on compact, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly technologies. Graduate students, post-doctoral associates, visiting scholars and faculty conduct research in acoustics, dynamics, control systems, design, materials, and the thermal sciences. The ACRC research program is driven by a range of industry and academic interests, and this partnership drives highly innovative and multidisciplinary advanced study.

For information on membership contact ACRC Co-Director, Predrag Hrnjak (pega@illinois.edu).