2019 CEC-ICMC Joint Symposia: Cryogenic Materials and Technologies for Transportation
Alternative propulsion technologies including electric-drive are increasingly being developed and utilized for almost every major transportation industry. For the aerospace industry, nearly exponential growth is occurring recently for electric propulsion, with reportedly with more than 300 startup companies worldwide, and supported by Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Rolls Royce, Uber, Google, Intel, and others. A 6-9 passenger aircraft being developed by Eviation will fly 650 miles, which exceeds the range of more than 50% of 4.5 Billion flights worldwide. Electric propulsion offers immediate advantages for aviation including 6-10x lower energy-use and operational costs, and will enable development of new industries such as inter-city transport between regional/local hubs by vertical-take-off-lift (VTOL). For industries such as aerospace that are especially sensitive to size-weight-and-power-loss (SWaP), the development of cryogenic electric-power drivetrains is expected to provide significant advantages and system-level benefits.
The 2019 CEC-ICMC conference is providing this joint CEC-ICMC symposia to consider all aspects of cryogenic transportation technologies, including electric drivetrain components/machines, cryogenic cooling and ancillary technologies, and system-level-integration issues and impacts. Abstracts are solicited for both special-invited (30 minute) and contributed (15 minute) presentations; and please email to the Symposia organizers to confirm acceptance to this symposia. Abstracts of lesser-known technologies are encouraged, and in depth discussion/review of critical R&D issues is of interest. Please submit abstracts if possible by the conference deadline of February 27, 2019 midnight EST, however abstracts can submitted afterwards until March 15 by emailing for instructions to the Symposia organizers and Centennial Staff.
For Abstract Submissions, please submit to the following categories:
CEC-09 – Applications: Fuel, Transportation, Medical, and Food
CEC-10 – Applications: Aerospace
ICMC-16 – Applications: Power Electronics, Electric Propulsion, Transportation
ICMC-17 – Special Sessions
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