15th CRYOGENICS 2019 / IIR International Conference / April 7 – 11, 2019 / Prague / Czech Republic

Programme & Topics

Preliminary Time Schedule

Sunday - April 7, 2019

16:00 – 19:00 / Registration of participants
19:00 – 21:00 / Welcome party

Monday - April 8, 2019

09:00 – 18:00 / Lectures

Tuesday - April 9, 2019

09:00 – 18:00 / Lectures - Poster session - Exhibition - IIR Commissions meeting

Wednesday - April 10, 2019

08:30 – 17:00 / Lectures - Poster session - Exhibition - Closing ceremony - Conference dinner

Thursday - Thursday 11, 2019

8:30 - 15:00 / Technical excursion


Commission A1

  • Cryogenics in particle physics
  • Cryogenics for fusion
  • Superconductivity and magnets
  • HTC for power and grids
  • Materials at low temperatures
  • Cryostats and thermal insulation
  • Very low temperatures and applications
  • Cryogenics for electronics
  • Cryocoolers
  • Space cryogenics

Commission A2

  • Liquid helium and helium resources
       Helium liquefaction systems
       Liquid helium in superconductivity
       Helium resources and economical use of helium
  • Air separation
       Air separation and liquefaction plants
       Process balance and control
       Heat exchange
       Cryogenic distillation
       Non-cryogenic air separation processes
       Air purification for separation processes
  • CO2 sequestration
       Capturing CO2 from air
    Terrestrial and geological sequestration
  • Liquefaction of natural gas (LNG)
       Gas purification for liquefaction
       Process plant balance and control
       LNG heat exchanger technology  
       Small scale liquefaction

  • LNG and other cryogenic fuels for vehicle and ship fueling
       LNG bunkering
    LNG/LCNG as a fuel for trucks, rail
  • Cryogenic energy storage
       Gas expansion machines
       Energy storage for renewable sources of energy
       Use of liquid air or liquid nitrogen
  • Liquid hydrogen
       Liquid hydrogen as a fuel for road and ship transport
       Storage and transport of Liquid Hydrogen
       Liquid hydrogen infrastructure
       Safety aspects of liquid hydrogen storage
  • Liquid nitrogen as refrigerant
       Liquid nitrogen cooling system for food transport
  • Rare gases
       Rare gases extraction
       Enrichment of rare gases concentrates
    Application of rare gases
  • Storage and distribution of cryogenic gases
       Storage tanks
       Mobile equipment (containers, trailers)
       Materials for use at low temperatures
       Insulation materials
       Standards and regulations

Commission C1

  • Cryobiology
       Fundamental cryopreservation of human, animal and plant cells, tissues and seeds
       Vitrification of human, animal and plant cells, tissues and seeds
       Advances in cryoprotection
  • Cryobiobanking
       Long time storage

       Advances in biobanking and its applications
  • Cryoprocessing of biomaterials and pharmaceuticals
       Freezing of pharmaceuticals etc.
  • Cryosurgery
       Tissue destruction
       Pain treatment
  • Cryotherapy
       Whole-body cryotherapy
       Part-body cryotherapy
  • Equipment and procedures
       Freezing units for biological application (freezer etc.)
       Special tools and procedures