Cryogenics, Heat & Mass Transfer at Low Temperatures

We are pleased to announce the 2nd ICCRT 2018 conference, aimed at academics, researchers, and industry representatives alike, and dedicated to “Cryogenics, Heat & Mass Transfer at Low Temperatures”. In addition to topics included in the successful, 1st ICCRT of 2016, workshops and lectures offered in ICCRT 2018 will cover the emergent field of 3-D printing technologies in cryogenics and low temperatures, and the use of cryogenics in medicine for surgery and cryopreservation.

This ICCRT 2018 event is a product of extensive collaboration and combined expertise in the aforementioned areas, and represents a joint effort of the following institutions:

Venue: Hotel Capitol, 29 Calea Victoriei street, sect 1, 010061 Bucharest, Romania; Click here for details

Past Conference, ICCRT 2016.


The Organizing Committee ICCRT 2018 invites companies and institutions to showcase and promote their products and equipment in the conference areas (conference halls, lobby, etc.). The aim of the exhibition is to present and inform the professional community of new products used in the fields of cryogenics and refrigeration. The exhibition area will serve as an opportunity for designers, manufacturers, scientists and company representatives, to meet with each other and to exchange up to date information that will lead to advances in the field.


The Organizing Committee ICCRT 2018 encourages companies and institutions to participate as Sponsors, offering important benefits in exchange, such as:

  • Visibility on the website and during Conference Technical Sessions.
  • Visibility to the participants, with an international audience of academics, researchers and company’s representatives, which are dedicated and interested in such challenging domain.
  • Possibility of promoting the company with the presentation of information about its products and solutions.
  • Opportunity to get in direct contact with potential clients and expose company products and solutions.
  • In addition to covering expenses, the sponsor’s contribution will be used to support the mission of the Refrigeration and Cryogenics Romanian Association, which is raising funds for educational activities in the fields of cryogenics and refrigeration, at all academic level.

Sponsors benefits are adapted to the different needs of companies and institutions, within predefined packages:

Services included Package Silver
2.000 € (Euro)
Package Gold
3.500 € (Euro)
Package Platinum
5.000 € (Euro)
Sponsor name (or its logo) will be posted on Conference webpage, with active link to company's website.
Sponsor name (or its logo) will be printed on Conference promotionals -
Full page advert of Sponsor, edited on Conference brochure (electronic version)given to all attendees - -
Exhibition area (aprox.4 sqm.), available connection to 220 v/wifi and basic furniture
Free Standard registration fee 2 delegates 2 delegates 3 delegates
Sponsor's Presentation during Conference Session - 5 min. 10 min.

Companies/ Institutions interested in sponsoring ICCRT2018, please contact us by email:

Conference Timing

Registration and Abstract submission November 01, 2017 Start
Final abstract deadline January 21, 2018 Closed
Notification towards authors January 31, 2018 Closed
Papers Submission February 10, 2018 In progress
Papers deadline submission March 10, 2018 Soon
Final acceptance papers April 01, 2018 Soon
Note* - Papers accepted and presented within ICCRT Sessions, will be subject of reviewing by Scientific Committee for selection and publishing, based on field of application into professional Journals, as follow:

Refrigeration – Papers with applicability in the field of Refrigeration, will be recommended to be registered within the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) Fridoc database and following review to the criteria of the Journal, published into Int’l Journal of Refrigeration by Elsevier.

Cryogenics - Papers with applicability in the field of Cryogenics, will be recommended for submission for publication in the Journal Cryogenics and published following review to the criteria of the Journal.

General engineering articles - Papers of general interest will be submitted for review and publication in the Journal of Engineering Science and Innovation, the journal of the Romanian Academy of Technological Sciences.

Life sciences - Papers in any aspects of life sciences (food, bioengineering, medicine) could be submitted for publication to the archival open access journal Peer J. Papers submitted for review to “Peer J” can be posted on submission on the open access “Peer J Preprints”.

Preliminary Program

7th of May
Checkin 14:00
Attendees Registration 18:00
Welcome Reception 19:00 - 22:00
8th of May
Opening Ceremony
Conference Technical Session 9:00 - 11:00
Coffee break 11:00 - 11:30
Conference Technical Session 11:30 - 13:00
Lunch 13:00 - 14:00
Conference Technical Session 14:00 - 15:00
Coffee break 15:00 - 15:30
Conference Technical Session 15:30 - 17:00
9th of May
Conference Session 9:00 - 11:00 (120 min)
Prof. Boris Rubinsky PhD - "The effects of subfreezing isochoric conditions on biological matter, the effect of pressure."
Peter Shirron, PhD - "Space Cryogenics: Recent Developments and Trends".
Eng. Wieslaw Bojek - "The role of CO2 gas and NO liquid freezing technology applications in the medical field".
Workshop for cryosurgery:
Dr Pierre Bize Ebir - "Fighting pain with ice: an Hippocratic fulfillment using modern technology."
Dr. Franco Lugnani - "Theoretical bases, safety and initial results from a multicentric international experience on single and iterative cryoablation associated to Treg depletion using low dose cyclophosphamide metronomic oral administration together with immuno stimulation using CTL4 and PD1 local administration in 20 advanced cancer patients."
Dr. Pedro Torrecillas - "Cryosurgery: the struggle to offer innovative solutions to difficult medical situation. A 15 years-long journey between reality and guidelines".
Coffee break 11:00 - 11:30
Conference Session 11:30 - 13:00
Dr.J. G. Weisend II - "From a Farmer’s Field to Superfluid Helium: The Development of Cryogenics at ESS".
Workshop for cryosurgery
Prof. Boris Rubinsky PhD: "Fundamental aspects of cryobiology for cryosurgery"
Dr. Simone Giuseppe - " Synchronizing the procedures: a single step surgery from diagnosis to cure under an outpatient frame".
Prof. Eric Barret - "Challenges in sculpting ice to target cancer lesions".
Lunch 13:00 - 14:00
Workshop for 3D cryoprinting:
Prof. Boris Rubinsky PhD - "3-D printing of water based materials in a cryogenic environment".

Conference Session - Closing Ceremony 15:00 - 16:00
Gala Dinner 18:00 - 22:00
10th of May
Checkout 12:00

Conference Topics

Cryogenics, Heat & Mass Transfer in Low Temperatures

Cryophysics Thermodynamics and fluid mechanics
Heat transfer and thermo-physical properties
Cryogenics in Particle Physics
Quantum hydrodinamics
Measurement and analysis techniques
Cryogenics technologies, techniques and equipment Liquefaction plants, laboratories and testing facilities
Air separation
Liquefaction and separation of gases
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Production and applications
Cryocoolers, Pulse tube, Stirling, magnetic, etc.
Expanders, Pumps, compressors, regenerators, etc.
Cryogenic applications for power, energy and fuel transportation
Cryoelectronics techniques and systems;
Thermal insulation systems
Space cryogenic applications
Applications in unconventional energies
Cryostats technology
Cryobiology and cryomedicine Technology and freezing methods and technologies
Preservation of vaccines, serums and elements of microbiology
Preservation of genetic material, organs, tissues, etc.
Therapy, cryosurgery and instrumentation
Cryogenic methods for investigation and analysis

Transfer processes

Cryogenics storage and transport techniques Cryogenic storage systems
Cryogenic Energy Storage
Cryogenic applications for fuels storage and transportation
Storage and transport of liquefied gases
Cryogenic for food and environmental science  Freezing and preservation applications
Cryogenic methods for food investigation and analysis
Refrigeration equipment Heat & mass transfer in refrigerating equipment
Magnetic Cooling
Mitigation of Direct Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in Refrigeration
Refrigerant-Charge Reduction in Refrigerating Systems
Refrigerant-System Safety and LCCP Evaluation.


We are honoured to present the Conference Scientific Committee, with the distinguished participation of:
Prof. Boris Rubinsky PhD Professor of ​the Graduate School, University of California Berkeley, Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences
Dr. Peter Shirron CSA President / Senior Researcher, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dr. John Weisend II CSA Board Chairman, Senior Scientist in the Cryogenics Group of the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden
Mrs. Laurie Huget CSA Executive Director
Dr. Franco Lugnani President Emeritus, International Society for Cryosurgery. Head: Clinica Santa Elena, Malaga, Spain and Hippocrates D.O.O, Divaca, Slovenia
Prof. Florea Chiriac, PhD Honorary President AFCR, Member of the Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences and President of Mechanical Engineering Department
Prof. Alexandru Dobrovicescu, PhD Professor at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, “Politehnica” University Bucharest

Registration Fees

Full conference fee      Price      Services included Not included
  • Conference promotionals
  • Welcome Reception – May 7, 2018;
  • Conference Sessions: May 8 – 9, 2018
  • Workshops:
    • Cryogenics applications in medicine
    • 3-D Cryoprinting
  • Coffee breaks and lunch: May 8-9, 2018
  • Gala Dinner – May 9, 2018
Optional Touristic Journey May 10, 2018 *
CSA / IIR members 265
Standard Registration
Until May 01, 2018
Student Registration 200
Accompanying Person 85
  • Welcome Reception – May 7, 2018
  • Gala Dinner – May 9, 2018
Optional Touristic Journey May 10, 2018 *

* According attendees option at Conference Registration, we propose organizing 2 trips: click here.

Payment Settlement:

After your registration, based on email confirmation, you may reviewing personal data submitted and processing payment by card with secure link provided.


Accepted only debit/ credit cards VISA, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Maestro, settlement payment in progress:

Bank Transfer (e-payment order):

Beneficiary: A.F.C.R.
111 Domneasca street, Corp G, 800201 Galati, Romania.
Tel: +40.236.312437; Fax: +40.236.463059
VAT no: 31407005

Bank's Name: Banca Transilvania SA, Galati Branch

All banking charges are on behalf of the Attendee/Institution.


not included in the conference fee.

Kindly recommend Conference Venue, within rooms availability

Hotel Capitol 4*+ - 29 Calea Victoriei street, sect.1, 010061 Bucharest,
Negotiated prices only for conference’s attendees between 40 - 90 €.

Note*: After your registration, use ICCRT no.000 to confirm Early Booking Accommodation, at email:

As recommendation, the requests up to 1st of April 2018, will have priority for early booking accommodation.

Hotel Capitol

Cryogenics and Refrigeration Technologies