JUNE 13-17, 2011


On behalf of the organizers of the 2011 Cryogenic Engineering Conference and International Cryogenic Materials Conference, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend this 18th joint CEC/ICMC conference. The conferences are being held in the eastern Washington city of Spokane. The convention center is located along the scenic Spokane River, adjacent to 100-acre Riverfront Park in the heart of downtown Spokane. The area around the convention center is well situated for walking with your colleagues, either through the park or to a wide range of dining, shopping and entertainment in the city center. The surrounding countryside offers white water rafting, cycling on the 37 mile Centennial Trail, and more than a dozen wineries. Additionally, Spokane is located 35 miles (56 km) from beautiful Coeur D’Alene and 100 miles (161 km) from Grand Coulee Dam.

The technical program will hold unusual significance as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of superconductivity and the early cryogenic technology which made it possible. As usual, we will have a full program of current topics in cryogenics and low temperature materials including superconductivity, all of the latest research and a complete complement of exhibitors.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at CEC/ICMC 2011. We’ll see you there.

Al Zeller
Ken Marken
CEC Conference Chair
ICMC Conference Chair


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 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 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. In 2011, the meeting place will be Spokane, Washington, USA.