European Cryogenics Course 2019

European Cryogenics Course 2019

The European Cryogenics Course is organized by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Dresden (TUD) / Germany, the Faculty of Mechanical and Power Engineering of the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST) / Poland and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) of Trondheim / Norway.

The ECC extends over 3 weeks usually during Summer and is open to all graduate and doctoral students. Due to the limited capacity interested students are requested to apply for participating in advance, typically before the end of April.

This year course began on the 19th of August at the TU Dresden and focused on "Basics, liquid hydrogen technology". The second part of the Course took place from the 26th to the 30th of August at the Wroclaw University in Poland and dealt with "Helium cryogenics and cryostat technology". Finally, between the 2nd and the 6th of September the NTNU of Trondheim, Norway offered a Course on "Liquified natural gas and coolers".

Lecturers are usually members of the organizing universities and a number of invited external experts, invited thanks to the sponsors of the event (among these the CSE). In addition to the lessons, the program of the ECC includes technical excursions, tutorials and demonstrations. The course finishes with two written examinations concerning the two main subjects (cryogenics, fundamentals and processes).

In 2019 the ECC had 36 participants. These were students from the three organizing universities, as well as international guests. Besides participants from Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Latvia, Russia and The Netherlands the Course was attended this year also by students from the USA, Brazil and Chile!