26e CongrèsInternationaldu Froid

Du 21 au 25 août 2023

Palais des Congrès de Paris

Pour un froid efficace, sobre et intelligent




The cryogenic system for the High Luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN

Antonio Perin is the leader of the Mechanical Engineering Section of the Cryogenics group at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. After an initial career in superconductivity, he joined CERN in 1997, where he has been leading projects for cryogenic systems and large cryogenic facilities. For the last five years, Antonio Perin has overseen the team responsible for the mechanical design and operational support for all cryogenic facilities at CERN. Antonio Perin is the author of more than thirty publications in the field of Cryogenic Engineering.



Magnetic refrigerators for hydrogen liquefaction

Koji Kamiya is a group leader of magnetic refrigeration system group at Center for green research on energy and environmental materials at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan.

Kamiya has a Ph.D in mechanical engineering from University of Tsukuba in Japan in 1999. He researches magnetic refrigeration covering hydrogen liquefaction at 20 K to cooling sensitive detectors at ultra-low temperatures below 100 mK. He and his team developed an Active Magnetic Refrigerator (AMR), one of magnetic refrigeration methods in JST mirai project in Japan. He succeeded in liquefying hydrogen with AMR in 2021.



Knowing properties of fluids to understand their potentialities in RACHP sector

Laura Fedele is Senior Researcher at the Construction Technologies Institute of the Italian National Research Council (ITC CNR).
Graduated in Chemical Engineering, she obtained her PhD in Applied Thermodynamics in 2004 at the University of Padua.
Her research mainly deals with RACHP sector, from the new generation working fluids to energy efficient systems and storages.
On these topics, she has been working in National and European projects and is now coordinating ECHO, a HE project on thermal energy storage.
She is co-author of more than 160 publications in national and international scientific journals, two book chapters and several technical reports.


Electrochemical Membrane Dehumidification

Dr. Yunho Hwang is a Research Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Environmental Energy Engineering at the University of Maryland. He is an expert in energy efficiency and Not-in-kind refrigeration technologies. His career spans forty years. He is the author of twelve books/book chapters, published 340 articles, and holds 19 patents. He is an active member of ASHRAE, ASME, SAE, and IIR. He is a fellow of ASHRAE and ASME, and a recipient of the Wilbur T. Pentzer award from USNC/IIR in 2022 and the Peter Ritter von Rittinger International Heat Pump Award from IEA HPT in 2021.



Sustainability with prospective refrigerants: a thermodynamic perspective for systems design

Claudio Zilio is a mechanical engineer, and he is currently a full professor of Applied Thermodynamics at the University of Padova, in Italy. He is the President for the period 2023-2026 of the Italian Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Association (AICARR) and member of IIR Commission B2.

His research activity deals with thermophysical properties of refrigerants, thermodynamics of inverse cycles, two-phase heat transfer, refrigerating equipment and installations. All his teaching and research efforts have been devoted to improving sustainability in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps applications.

He has been involved, as scientific responsible or as a contributor, in several European and national research projects, primarily concerning Refrigeration Technology and Heat Transfer.

He is the author or co-author of more than 200 papers (more than 150 are indexed in relevant databases). He is an associate editor of ASHRAE Science and technology for the Building Environment journal.



Dr. SA Sherif is a tenured Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. He is a Life Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a Life Fellow of ASHRAE, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), a Fellow of the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE), an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), a Vice President of Commission B2 on Refrigerating Equipment of the International Institute of Refrigeration, a Member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy, and a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE). He served as the 2013-2014 Chair of the ASME Heat Transfer Division and as the 2002-2003 Chair of the ASME Advanced Energy Systems Division. He is Editor-in-Chief of the ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering (2020-2025) and past Editor-in-Chief of the ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications (2014-2019). He is a Subject Editor, Associate Editor, or a member of the editorial board of 30 other archival journals. He has 330 refereed papers, 24 book chapters, 210 technical reports, and two US patents and is the primary editor of the Handbook of Hydrogen Energy.




I have been working in reproductive biotechnologies for 10 years with a PhD degree in cryobiology from the vet school of Lyon (France). After this experience on sperm, embryo and pluripotent stem cells from different mammals’ species, I have joined in 2018 IMV Technologies. IMV Technologies group is the leader in applied reproductive biotechnologies with more than 650 employees worldwide. I am now managing the Field Application team, allowing our technology transfer to our customers and collaborators, and validation of our new products on the field.



Non-conventional cold storage regime for food at subzero temperature; challenges and recent developments

Soojin Jun is a Professor of food engineering and serves as an Interim Department Chair in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has authored more than 90 referred journal publications in the areas of emerging food processing technologies including thermal and non-thermal food processing, system modeling and simulation, biosensing, food nanotechnology, and food preservation. He has served as editors and peer-reviewers for various international journals and is a leading editor of a popular Food Engineering book entitled “Food Processing Operations Modeling: Design and Analysis” published by Taylor & Francis. He is currently a member of Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and a founder of Jun Innovations Inc that has developed a proprietary supercooling technology that preserves perishable materials at below-freezing temperatures without the formation of ice crystals. 



Can we further improve the energy efficiency of air conditioning system significantly?

A full professor at Dept. of Building Science, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), and Head of Dept. of Building Science. He is now the President of E1 Commission, International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), Administrator of CAR-ASHRAE Beijing Group; editorial board member of Energy and Buildings, Indoor and Built Environment, International Journal of Ventilation, Journal of Building Engineering etc.; a fellow of International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) and fellow of International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). He has published 8 books or chapters in book, 180 journal papers in English, 100 journal papers in Chinese, 60 conference papers in English, 80 Chinese patents. 



Heat pump assists in energy transition: Challenges and approaches

Ruzhu WANG is a chair professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and the director of the Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics. His research interests are: heat pumps, green building energy systems, and energy-water-air nexus.

Prof. Wang has published 12 Books and 700 co-authored international journal papers and 150 patents. He has won Chinese National Research Awards two times. Prof. Wang has received many prestigious academic awards including HLHL honored research award, the J & E Hall International Gold Medal, the IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Medal and the Rittinger International Heat Pump Award.

Prof. Wang is currently the Regional editor -International Journal of Refrigeration. 



Refrigeration in a future net-zero framework; various hurdles and opportunities to address

Lambert Kuijpers became involved in UNEP efforts on the ozone layer, via co-chairing of the UNEP TEAP and its Refrigeration Committee, until 2015-16. Since then, Lambert Kuijpers is a senior advisor to this UNEP Refrigeration Committee. While involved in the IPCC 3rd-4th Assessment Reports, he was also much involved in many UNEP Science Assessment Reports; lately, he was a Review Editor for the Policy Relevant Messages chapter of the UNEP 2022 Science Report.  

Lambert Kuijpers works as a consultant (A/gent consultancy company (NL)), which includes consultancy for UNEP’s Ozone Secretariat. He is a member of the International Institute of Refrigeration (comm. B2), a Fellow of the UK Institute of Refrigeration (IOR), a member of the German Refrigeration Society (DKV), and a member of the eurammon association. 

Lambert Kuijpers has published for many IIR Ohrid conferences. In 2021, he presented twice at the annual DKV meeting in 2021 in Dresden (D). In 2022, he presented a keynote paper at the Lorentzen Conference in Trondheim on net-zero as well as a plenary, technical paper at the annual DKV meeting. This DKV presentation is the basis for an 80-page DKV Status Report on net-zero (German and English), to be published.