CryoUsers meetings started over 25 years ago, when many of the UK Universities purchased helium liquefiers; varying degrees of operational success led the technical staff responsible for operating the liquefiers to gather together and share operational experiences.
The first event was hosted by Lancaster in 1991 and was a clear success, not only in sharing experience, but in establishing a network with its own identity and strong interconnecting bonds. Industry also recognises the merits of CryoUsers as an influential group in the marketplace.
The CryoUsers Group has continued to meet every two years, moving to a different venue each time. The gathering has evolved to include a range of talks, networking opportunities and an industrial sponsors’ exhibition.
|1991 Lancaster University||1992 Oxford University||1993 Southampton University|
|1995 Liverpool University||1997 St Andrews University||1999 Sheffield University|
|2001 Cambridge University||2003 Leicester University||2005 Manchester University|
|2007 Oxford: hosted by STFC||2009 Royal Holloway||2011 Lancaster University|
|2013 Bristol University||2015 Exeter University||2017 Coventry Techno Centre|
|2019 St Andrews University||2022 University of Nottingham|