cryogenic adj (1869) – 1 a: of or relating to the production of very low temperatures b: being or relating to very low temperatures; 2 a: requiring or involving the use of a cryogenic temperature b: requiring cryogenic storage c: suitable for storage of a cryogenic substance.

The Cryogenic Engineering Conference and the International Cryogenic Materials Conference (CEC-ICMC) are the premier international conferences for discussion and presentation of research pertaining to the production and application of low temperatures.

The Cryogenic Engineering Conference (CEC) focuses on the science and engineering required for cryogenic applications. Examples of topics in past conferences include liquefied gases for fuels, space applications of cryogenic liquids, cooling and performance of superconducting magnet systems in medical, transportation, power, and basic research applications, as well as the systems, machinery, control technology and thermodynamics required to produce low temperatures.

The International Cryogenic Materials Conference (ICMC) focuses on the development, characterization, fabrication and optimization of the materials used in cryogenic applications. This is typically broken into two broad categories: structural materials and superconducting materials. ICMC contributions cover both high and low temperature superconducting materials, from basic materials research through behavior of composite cables and wires in applications. Cryogenic structural materials cover a broad range, including non-metallic composites, polymeric resins and insulation materials, ferrous alloys, nickel-base alloys, aluminum alloys, and specialized materials for advanced cryocooler applications.

Every other year, these two conferences join together to form the CEC-ICMC Joint Conference.