Meteosat Third Generation Launch

Announcements | December 13th, 2022

On December 13, the first Meteosat Third Generation Imager satellite will launch in French Guinea. The precise performance of the satellite instruments is possible thanks to the European crygenics community.

ESA Web TV will stream the the launch, as well as the English pre-launch press briefing, starting at 19:40.

SCK CEN - MYRRHA Project Engineer Position

Careers | December 1st, 2022

The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, CDK CEN, is looking for a Cryogenics Engineer to support the pioneering efforts toward MYRRHA, the world's first particle acclerator-powered research reactor.

Click on the link for the full job description.

The application closing date is December 16, 2022.

Absolut Group Job Opening

Careers | December 1st, 2022

The Absolut Group is recruiting an R&D Engineer for Liquid Hydrogen Technology.

Note: The job announcement is in French, as this is the working language for the position.

Two vacancies at University of Twente at the faculty of Science and Technology

Careers | November 25th, 2022

The University of Twente, Faculty of Science and Technology (TNW) has two career opportunities:

Full professor in High-Current Superconductivity:
Associate Professor in Advanced Cryogenic Technologies:

The application closing date is extended until February 28, 2023 for both vacancies.

Senior Cryogenics Development Engineer Opportunity at Oxford Instruments

Careers | October 24th, 2022

There is a career opportunity for a Senior Cryogenics Development Engineer at Oxford Instruments in Oxford, GB. Read the Job Offer.

ECD2022 - rescheduled to March 28-29, 2023

Announcements | October 10th, 2022

Due to different circumstances, we expect a low attendance of the ECD 2022 originally scheduled and announced for Nov. 8th and 9th. In consideration of this fact, the CSE board has decided to delay the European Cryogenics Days of 2022 to March 28-29, 2023 and suggests combining the ECDs of 2022 and 2023. The venue of the ECD 2022/2023 will still be GSI in Germany and will allow us to visit the GSI facilities and witness the creation of the FAIR instrument.

We have decided for this shift in dates to ensure the definition of an interesting program for the European cryogenic community during an in-person conference.  Although virtual or hybrid conferences are more and more common practice, we highly value the face-to-face discussions during in-person meetings. Having sufficient attendees and interested people in the field of cryogenics from the scientific and corporate communities allows for these valued in-person exchanges. Excellent speakers have already been contacted to present the latest insights and technologies in the field of cryogenics during the next European Cryogenics Days.

The ECD 2022/2023 will be combined with the General Meeting of the CSE over 2023. The General Meeting of the CSE of 2022 will be held via an on-line session on Nov 8th 10:00 -11:30 CEST. Further information can be found in the upcoming newsletter and will be posted on the CSE website

Intelliconnect Press Release

Announcements | October 8th, 2022

Intelliconnect acquired by Trexon Global

The Intelliconnect Acquisition adds Custom RF & Microwave Interconnect Solutions for High Reliability / Harsh Environment Applications. Trexon, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, announces that it has completed the acquisition of Intelliconnect, a supplier of RF connectors, adapters, and cable assemblies. Founded in 2003 and based in Chelmsford, UK., Intelliconnect has grown rapidly since its inception, becoming a market leader in design-led RF (radio frequency) components.

Regarding the addition of Intelliconnect to the Trexon team, Mark Twaalfhoven, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Trexon stated,

“The addition of Intelliconnect brings a customer-centric organization with a level of expertise and experience that aligns with the Trexon strategic vision of delivering application specific solutions.  Their innovation enables the development of critical technologies that support key megatrend drivers such as AI and the application for quantum computing. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Intelliconnect.”

Of the transaction, Dr. Nildeep Patel, President of Trexon Engineered Products Division stated,

“Adding Intelliconnect to the Engineered Products portfolio builds on our current expertise in RF products designed for highly engineered systems for a range of applications. Their unique capability of combining high precision RF products performing at cryogenic temperatures adds yet another dimension to our already proven RF technology range.”

Speaking on the transaction, Intelliconnect’s founder, Roy Phillips said:

“After nearly 20 years of success and growth, we recognised that to reach the next level of excellence, Intelliconnect needed to be part of a bigger, financially strong group which has the same aspirations, goals, and vision that we do. We are confident that Trexon is the perfect partner. Their strong track record in acquiring good businesses and making them better whilst investing and supporting their existing teams is one of the key reasons that we chose them as our acquirer.”

And, speaking of the transaction, Gareth Phillips, Intelliconnect’s Managing Director, added:

"Trexon is highly aligned with Intelliconnect’s philosophy and desire to grow our world class RF and Cryogenic product offering. We have worked hard to build a solid platform of best-in-class services and products and we are thrilled to be partnering with the wider Trexon family to take us to the next level and beyond. I am very much looking forward to working with Trexon to maximize our potential and that of our fantastic employees.”

About Trexon:

Founded in 1979, Trexon (formerly TPC Wire & Cable Company) is a leading designer and provider of high-performance wire, cable, connectors, assemblies, and accessories used in harsh, high cost-of-failure environments. Trexon’s products are designed to exceed customer performance specifications and withstand abuse from impact, abrasion, flexing, chemicals, extreme temperatures, miniaturization, and other demanding design requirements. Trexon’s products are specially constructed for a wide range of design challenges across high-reliability applications in diversified industrial end markets, defense, aerospace, medical and other industries. For more information, visit

Research Associate Opportunity at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Careers | August 25th, 2022

There is a career opportunity for a PhD student at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Read the Job Offer.

Cryospain Webinar - Cryogenics: applications, innovations and future

Announcements | April 11th, 2022

Cryospain invites you to attend a cryogenics webinar on Thursday, April 21st, 2022 at 15:00 (CET).

The Webinar includes:
• History of cryogenics
• Applications for cryogenics
• Main challenges
• Plants and stations
• Custom made equipment
• Future applications
• The most important capabilities
• Q&A

Registration and event details are available on the Cryospain website. Sign up and discover the incredible possibilities cryogenics has to offer!

Statement of the Cryogenics Society of Europe

Announcements | March 14th, 2022

As many, all over the world, we are shocked by the war in Ukraine. We condemn the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian army and the violence used on innocent people. Every day we can witness these horrifying events. Our thoughts are with all people suffering from this violence. It is madness. The CSE is one society among the many international organisations in the world of researchers, engineers and scientists. We work together to solve problems, and we solve problems of global scale. We, all together, in no time managed to produce vaccines against a virus threatening the world. We solve problems. War never has been a solution. It only creates new problems, new conflicts, new traumas. We strongly call upon all people, and specifically those that can play a role in a resolution, to work together and find solutions. Start talking, no more war, no more violence!

The CSE Board

Marcel ter Brake, Tonny Benschop, Marion Kauschke, Beth Evans, Lionel Duband

8th European Space Cryogenics Workshop Rescheduled

Announcements | February 22nd, 2022

The 8th Space Cryogenics Workshop has been rescheduled to October 11th-13th 2022.  Further details will be posted as they become available.

Intelliconnect Press Release

Announcements | February 17th, 2022

Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd, the UK based specialist manufacturer of RF, Microwave, Waterproof and Cryogenic connectors and cable harnesses, has launched a new website offering visitors easier navigation, improved search facilities, a “Quote Basket” allowing customers to automatically request a quotation for selected products and a new chat facility to assist with sales and technical questions.

Intelliconnect is proud to be the supplier of choice for many of the leading European and North American Defence, Medical and Marine OEMs and have been awarded the SC21 Silver Performance Standard Award for a third year running. Equally at home responding to smaller projects and companies Intelliconnect also manufactures a wide range of standard connectors and adapters including the market leading Pisces Range of IP67/IP68 waterproof RF connectors, their Precision Rang as well as Covert, Triaxial and Multipin connector ranges.

“We believe Intelliconnect are a different kind of interconnect solutions provider” says Roy Phillips, Managing Director. “We use our long experience and innovative thinking to tailor our services to each individual customer. Our experience tells us that every product is unique, and every project requires its own strategy and outlook.”

Intelliconnect has provided technology companies with solutions to issues relating to electrical performance, physicality, interface, water resistance materials, finish and obsolescence since 2003 and champions innovation - from their IP67/68 system for internally and externally sealing connectors to their new cryogenic range, Intelliconnect are constantly seeking new solutions. In addition, Intelliconnect offer the fastest turnaround in the industry for drawings (24 hours), samples (from three weeks) and delivery, delivering custom designed products in a matter of weeks.

Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd  is the largest UK based manufacturer of RF, microwave, waterproof and cryogenic connectors and cable harnesses suitable for applications including wearable technology, medical, telecoms, satcoms, military, aerospace, space, general microwave communications, rail traction, oil and gas and marine. Intelliconnect also manufacture the market leading Pisces range of waterproof RF connectors, coaxial adaptors to facilitate inter-series connection and gender change etc. dust-caps and offer value added services.

Their recently launched and fast-growing cryogenic cable assembly business CryoCoax supplies the growing market for quantum computing, medical, research, test and measurement and the emerging low temperature computing markets.

Intelliconnect’s cable division are specialist manufacturers of affordable, high quality, high frequency microwave cables including triaxial assemblies, semi-rigid, semi-flexible and cryogenic cables as well as standard RG/LMR type products.  Cables can be waterproofed to IP68 and include special features including phase matching and ruggedised assemblies for use in harsh environments.

For more information call +44(0)1245 347145, email  or visit

About Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd.
Formed in the UK in 2003 in response to the almost complete abandonment of the UK by the RF connector manufacturing industry, Intelliconnect joined forces with a small innovative US operation in 2004 and has quickly become a market leader in design led manufacturing of RF connectors, waterproof multi-pin connectors and cable assemblies. Both the UK and USA divisions of Intelliconnect now enjoy a growing reputation for high quality products and first-class service. Their product range includes waterproof connectors which have become established as the solution of choice for specifiers in the marine, oil and gas, defence, medical and general antenna markets. They produce a range of triaxial components which are recognised as the best quality available in the market today. Their Custom design service, which attracts no NRE charges, is the quickest available in the connector industry today. Intelliconnect also offer a full range of standard RF connectors and a cable assembly service.

Intelliconnect is unable and does not wish to compete with the plethora of low-cost offshore product available in the market today. Rather they offer traditional engineering values coupled with innovation, agility and a passion for serving their customers.

For further information contact;
Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd.
Unit D, Chelford Court Robjohns Road Widford Industrial Estate Chelmsford
+44(0)1245 347145

John Ellis
Proactive Marketing and Communications Ltd
37 Ramsdell Rd, Fleet, GU51 1DD
+44 (0)1252 642444


ICR 2023 Call for Abstracts is now open

Announcements | February 10th, 2022

The call for abstracts for the ICR 2023 is now open until June 29th.

The 26th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, organized by the French Association of Refrigeration (AFF) under the theme "Towards efficient, controlled and smart refrigeration," will be held in Paris, France on August 21st-25th, 2023.

Submission and conference details are on the ICR 2023 website.


ICEC28-ICMC2022 - Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to January 31, 2022

Announcements | January 25th, 2022

The abstract deadline for the ICEC28-ICMC2022 has been extended to January 30 in order to allow for increased participation.

The 28th International Cryogenic Engineering Conference and International Cryogenic Materials Conference 2022 (ICEC28-ICMC 2022) will be held as a wholly virtual event from April 25-29, 2022.

Submission and conference details are on the ICEC28-8CMC2022 website.

ICC 22 - Call for Papers Extended to February 11, 2022

Announcements | January 24th, 2022

There’s still time to submit your abstract for the ICC 22! The submissions deadline has been extended to to February to allow for Covid- and holiday-related delays.

The International Cryocooler Conference is being held from June 27-30, 2022 in Bethlehem, PA. The meeting will be a hybrid On-site/Virtual format. While the main focus remains on a face-to-face conference experience, the virtual option will allow travel-restricted participants to take part.

Visit the ICC 22 website for submission and conference details.