September 22 - 27, 2019

International Conference on Magnet Technology


The MT conference series is the most important international forum addressing all aspects of magnet research, development, construction, testing, and operation. The focus lies in superconducting technology, but resistive magnets are also covered. We expect around 1000 of the top scientists and engineers involved in research and development of the magnets throughout the World.

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It is my pleasure to invite you to the 2019 Magnet Technology Conference MT26. The MT conference series is the most important international forum addressing all aspects of magnet research, development, construction, testing, and operation. The focus lies in superconducting technology, but resistive magnets are also covered. We expect an attendance of around 1000 of the top scientists and engineers involved in research and development of magnets throughout the world.

Vancouver will be host city for the Magnet Technology Conference MT26 in 2019. TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, will be the host organization. The tradition of past MTs will be continued in a convenient downtown location: just 25 minutes from the airport YVR by public transport, all accommodations, restaurants and attractions in downtown are in walking distance.

Peer-reviewed papers submitted by conference attendees will be published in a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity (TAS).

We are looking forward to a diverse and exciting conference program and invite you to come numerously.


Ruediger Picker, Conference Chair


Temperatures for September

September average temperature 14.4°C 58°F
September high 19°C 65°F
September low 11°C 51°F



Fall (September - December)

Temperatures in Vancouver get cooler in the fall, but the changing colour of the leaves make it a spectacular time to visit.


September can be the start of the rainy season so we recommend attendees to bring raincoats and umbrellas.

Electric Current

Electric current is 110 Volt

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Wall socket and plug: Image shows a classic plug with two flat parallel prongs and one with a grounding pin.

Tipping and Currency Conversion

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Important Dates

Early December, 2018

Abstract Submission Opens

Mid December, 2018

Exhibit Registration Opens

February 25, 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline

March 30 – 31, 2019

Program Committee Meeting

April 29, 2019

Abstract Acceptance Notification

May 9, 2019

Conference Registration Opens

May 9, 2019

Hotel Reservation Opens

May 15, 2019

Exhibit Applications Due

May 22, 2019

Exhibit Booth Assignment Announcement

June 5, 2019

Financial Support Applications Due

July 24, 2019

Early Registration Fee Deadline

August 21, 2019

Hotel Reservation Deadline

August 23, 2019

Registration Cancellation Deadline

September 13, 2019

Advance Registration Deadline

September 22 – 27, 2019


September 24, 2019

Manuscript Submission Deadline


MT26 will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Vancouver


Located in the heart of downtown, the Hyatt Regency Vancouver is the perfect location to stay for both business and leisure travelers. Guests will enjoy easy access to exciting attractions, like the unique shops of Robson Street and Stanley Park. From the moment you arrive at our downtown Vancouver hotel, you will feel right at home. Welcome to the Hyatt Regency Vancouver!



Information about Vancouver - click here!



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Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver


Ancillary Meetings

We anticipate that a number of ancillary meetings will be held in conjunction with MT26. If you would like to arrange for a meeting during the Conference, please contact the Conference Manager, Paula Pair, at for assistance.


Limited space is available at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Downtown. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Please provide the following information pertaining to your meeting:

  • Date
  • Time (start and end times)
  • Anticipated attendance
  • Setup (U-shape, conference style, etc.)
  • Audio visual requirements
  • Internet requirements
  • Electrical requirements
  • Food and beverage requirements
  • Subject/Title of meeting
  • Organizer’s contact information (with email address)
  • On-site point of contact (if not the Meeting Organizer noted above)


Upon receipt of the information above, meeting organizers will receive a meeting space request confirmation from Paula Pair and the meeting space assignment will follow. Paula will then initiate an introduction with the appropriate point of contact at the convention center.


In all cases, the meeting organizer will be responsible for setting up direct billing arrangements with the meeting venue’s point of contact. MT26 is not responsible for ancillary meeting related expenses.


Travel / Hotel

About Vancouver

The city of Vancouver is located on the mainland of North America, in the southwest corner of British Columbia, which is the westernmost of Canada's ten provinces. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal range mountains, providing plenty outdoor activities, winter and summer. It is being said Vancouver is the only major city where you can go skiing and take a dip in the ocean on the very same day (without freezing too much). Having hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, it offers rich cultural diversity, spectacular scenery, world-class meeting facilities and a wealth of amenities. Conference venues, accommodation, restaurants, theatres, and recreational opportunities are readily available in this beautiful Pacific Coast location. Vancouver has all of the services necessary to accommodate every need and ensure that MT26 is a success. The city has an international reputation of being a great place to host conferences.


Travel documents and visas

eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) is a new entry requirement -- now in effect.

What you need to know to come to Canada:



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MT26 has negotiated a discounted hotel rate with the Hyatt Regency Vancouver for MT26 Attendees. Hotel rooms are limited and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served space available basis.

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6C 2R7, Canada


Conference Group Rate
CAD $289 per night plus 17.5% taxes/fees for a room with either 2 double beds or 1 king size bed.


Reservation Procedure
To make a reservation, click here.  To make a reservation over the phone, call 800-233-1234 and reference “MT26 – Magnet Technology September 22-27, 2019”.


Reservation Deadline
Make your reservation by August 21, 2019 to guarantee the MT26 special conference rate.


The hotel will require one-night room and tax/fees as a deposit in advance to guarantee a reservation.


Should a guest cancel a reservation, the hotel will charge the guest for a 1-night stay plus taxes/fees if cancelled within 72 hours of arrival day.  Please contact the hotel directly to make changes or to cancel your reservation.


Questions or Special Requests
For questions or special requests, please contact the hotel directly.


Note: There are many large events (Elton John concert) occurring in Vancouver during the same week as MT26. Hotel rooms in Vancouver are limited during this time and you are encouraged to book your room as soon as possible.

Hyatt Regrncy Vancouver


Conference Registration is now CLOSED


The Registration Desks are located on Level 2 of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  The hours of operation are as follows:



Sunday, September 22, 2019

14:00 – 20:00



Monday, September 23, 2019

07:00 – 18:30



Tuesday, September 24, 2019

07:00 – 17:00



Wednesday, September 25, 2019

07:00 – 18:00



Thursday, September 26, 2019

07:00 – 17:00



Friday, September 27, 2019

07:00 – 11:00





Onsite registration is available and opens on Sunday, September 22, 2019.


Full Conference Registrations Early Fee (through July 24, 2019) Regular Fee (July 25-September 13, 2019) Onsite Fee (as of September 22, 2019)
IEEE Member $1,260 CAD $1,480 CAD $1,620 CAD
Non-Member $1,380 CAD $1,620 CAD $1,760 CAD
IEEE Student Member $750 CAD $790 CAD $840 CAD
Non-Member Student $790 CAD $840 CAD $920 CAD
Retiree $820 CAD $820 CAD $900 CAD

The Full Conference Registration Fees include:

  • Access to all Sessions of the Technical Program
  • Access to the Exhibit Area
  • Admission to the Welcome Reception
  • Admission to the Exhibitor Reception
  • Admission to the Banquet Dinner
  • Access to Coffee Breaks
  • One (1) copy of the MT26 Conference Transactions in digital format
Day Passes – includes admission to all oral & poster sessions, exhibits and coffee breaks on the selected day only Fee
Technical Sessions One-Day Passes – Limited to One (1) Day Only* $480 CAD
Technical Sessions Two-Day Passes* $900 CAD
*Day(s) to attend must be selected in advance during the registration process.  


Additional Tickets Early Fee (through July 24, 2019) Regular Fee (July 25-September 13, 2019) Onsite Fee (as of September 22, 2019)
For detailed information about Social Events and the TRIUMF Tour, scroll further down on this page.
Companion Package (includes tickets to Welcome Reception, Exhibitor Reception and Banquet) $200 CAD $265 CAD $320 CAD
Welcome Reception $75 CAD $95 CAD $100 CAD
Exhibitor Reception $65 CAD $95 CAD $100 CAD
Banquet Dinner $90 CAD $115 CAD $120 CAD
TRIUMF Tour $25 CAD $25 CAD $25 CAD
Additional Manuscript Pages and Papers Fee
Additional Manuscript Pages $150 CAD
Additional Manuscript Papers $600 CAD


Payment Information
All payments must be made in Canadian dollars. Acceptable forms of payment are:

  • Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover)
  • Check (must be drawn on a Canadian Bank in Canadian dollars, made payable to “IEEE 2019 Magnet Technology Meeting”, and sent to Francis Pau, MT26 Treasurer, TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3)
  • Wire or ACH Transfer: Please contact Centennial Conferences

To qualify for the early registration fee, your payment – not your payment commitment – must be received by 17:00 PDT on July 24, 2019.


Registration Changes
To make a change to a conference registration, return to the conference registration website, Cvent, enter in your email address and confirmation number and make the necessary changes. All changes after the registration cut-off (September 13) need to be made in writing and emailed to Centennial Conferences.


Cancellation Requests
For cancellations, pre-paid registration fees are refundable less a $165 CAD processing fee if notification of cancellation is received in writing by Centennial Conferences by 17:00 PDT on August 23, 2019.  Cancellations after August 23, 2019 will result in forfeiture of the entire registration fee; however, a substitute registrant will be accepted.


Registration Cut-Off
After September 13, please register onsite. Online conference registration will be closed at 23:59 PDT, on September 13, 2019.


Registration Questions

Centennial Conferences
908 Main Street, Suite 350
Louisville, CO 80027, USA
Phone: [001] 303-499-2299
Fax: [001] 303-499-2599


Social Events and Tours


Welcome Reception

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 18:30 – 20:30
Location: Hyatt Regency Vancouver Downtown


Exhibitor Reception 

Date: Monday, September 23, 2019
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Location: Hyatt Regency Vancouver Downtown



Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time: 18:30 – 23:00
Location: Fairmont Hotel Downtown


The banquet will start with a 1-hour reception and light background music in the Pacific Ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel. Dinner will be served at 19:00 in the BC Ballroom with music and dancing at the conclusion of dinner in the Pacific Ballroom.



MT26 is organizing a tour of TRIUMF following the conference on Friday, September 27.  TRIUMF is home to the world’s largest cyclotron particle accelerator and a system of high-energy rare isotope beams that enable a diversity of efforts in nuclear and particle physics, accelerator science, life science research and more!  Tour participants get first-hand experience with many of TRIUMF’s experiments and facilities as we follow the path of the proton from its origin bound in a hydrogen atom to its destination in targets and detectors.


The tour will last 60 minutes, with time for Q&A and photography throughout.  The tour fee is $25 CAD, and includes bus transportation between the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Downtown and TRIUMF.  Please select this option when you register for the conference online if you are planning to attend.  Sign-ups at the conference will be made on a first-come, first-served basis based on availability until 18:00 on Thursday, September 26, 2019.


The MT26 Conference is the international forum addressing all aspects of magnet research, development, construction, testing, and operation. MT26 is a 5 days conference starting on Sunday evening with a Welcome Reception, 5 days with presentations, 3 days with exhibits, and ending on the Friday afternoon with a TRIUMF lab tour.


Sessions start at 8:00 AM each morning and finish around 18:30 except for Friday. The program includes 7 plenary sessions highlighting catching topics of general interest as well as poster and oral sessions. An Exhibitor Reception will be held Monday evening and the Banquet will be held Wednesday evening. Friday will end with a tour to visit the TRIUMF laboratory.


In parallel, Monday through Wednesday, there is a technical exhibition with up to 32 companies expected to present their activities and products in the field of superconductors, superconducting and resistive magnets, materials and tools for magnet construction, as well as associated technologies for vacuum, cryogenics, powering, measurements, controls and much more.


Emailed abstract acceptance notifications were sent to the submitting authors on May 1, 2019. Session assignment information was sent to the designated speaker(s) on June 4, 2019.


Anyone presenting at and/or attending the conference must be a registered participant. Registration information can be found here.


ALL PRESENTERS must upload an electronic copy of their talk in PDF or PPT(X) format prior to their presentation at the scheduled MT26 session. By participating at MT26 and submitting your presentation, you implicitly agree to publish the content of your presentation on the public Indico site.


**Important: Presenters of oral talks must also submit their presentation file to the Speaker Preparation Room one (1) day prior to their scheduled presentation. Presentations must be prepared in 16:9 format.**


NOTE: The MT26 Conference Organizers occasionally need to make changes to the program.  Authors and attendees are urged to check the schedule often, especially closer to the conference, for last minute changes.


The detailed Technical Program can be accessed via the MT26 Indico site’s “Timetable Views” here.


To view the MT26 Summary Schedule in PDF format, please click on the image below.



(1) Monday, September 23, 2019; 08:05 – 08:50


Herman ten Kate (CERN)
Topic: “SUPER-Conductors for Successful Magnets”
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Herman ten KateHerman ten Kate (Dutch, born in 1955) works since 1996 as senior applied physics engineer at CERN, as the Magnet System Project Leader for the ATLAS Experiment, comprising the world’s largest operational superconducting magnet system of three huge toroids and a solenoid.
With his team he is supporting other detector magnets as well and coordinating the R&D for detector magnets in future experiments like, for example, the Future Circular Collider, Linear Colliders as CLIC/ILC, antimatter detector PANDA, neutrino detector BabyMIND and solar axions detector (Baby)IAXO.
As extraordinary professor at the University of Twente, he is involved in many R&D projects in applied superconductivity, and providing education and training to students on the beauty of superconductivity and its applications in advanced magnet systems.
As a senior in the field, he was member of many magnet system review -, advisory - and steering committees; board member and chairperson of a few conferences as well as referee for scientific journals.

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(2) Tuesday, September 24, 2019; 08:00 – 08:45


Helene Felice (CEA Paris-Saclay)
Topic: “Advances in Nb3Sn Superconducting Accelerator Magnets”
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Helene FeliceHelene Felice is a magnet engineer at CEA Paris-Saclay. She started her career at CEA Superconducting Magnet Lab doing her PhD on high field Nb3Sn dipoles. In 2007 she joined the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a LARP (LHC Accelerator Research Program) Toohig fellow before becoming a LBNL research scientist. From 2007 to 2015, she contributed to the LHC Accelerator Research Program on magnet design, magnet protection and magnet assembly as well as to the HD3 block dipole design adjustments and assembly. She also led the magnet design of the 28 GHz ion source magnet for FRIB. In 2015, she moved back to CEA Paris Saclay where she is now in charge of the CEA effort toward the FCC Nb3Sn demonstrator in collaboration with CERN. Since the end of 2017, she is also deputy head of the Superconducting Magnet Lab.





(3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) Wednesday, September 25, 2019; 08:00 – 09:30


Alessandro Bonito-Oliva (Fusion for Energy) – 08:00 – 08:45
Topic: “Towards Completion and Delivery of the First EU ITER Magnets”
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Dr. Allessandro Bonito-OlivaDr. Alessandro Bonito-Oliva is Head-of-Unit in Fusion-for-Energy, the European Agency in charge of the Europe Contribution to the ITER project. The Unit he leads is responsible for the development and production of 10 Toroidal Field Coils and 5 Poloidal Field Coils to be installed in the ITER machine. During previous years he has worked in different organizations around the world where he has led/participated-to different projects involving Hybrid Superconducting Magnets (NHMFL 45-T Hybrid, NHMFL 32-T Series-Connected-Hybrid and GHMFL 40-T Hybrid magnet) and superconducting magnets for different applications as accelerators (HERA dipoles and Zeus Detector Solenoid), NMR (800 MHz NMR), MRI (0.5 T Whole Body MRI) and for Fusion (12-T ENEA Solenoid, TF ITER Model Coil).   




Young Scientist Plenary Session – 08:45 – 09:30

Special Plenary Session with 6 invited Young Scientists, each pitching their research in 5 minutes.



Yusukie Sogabe

(4) Yusuke Sogabe
(Kyoto University)
”Mitigation of Shielding-current-induced Field in a Magnet Wound with Coated Conductors for Accelerator Systems”


Yusuke Sogabe is a assistant professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan. He is working on modelling of electromagnetic phenomena in HTS magnets and estimation of their system performance (e.g. electricity consumption, field quality, etc).




(5) Franco Julio Mangiarotti

”Superconducting Magnet Testing: The Art of Giving Feedback on Magnet Design”


Franco Mangiarotti is a staff engineer at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN (Switzerland). He was introduced to the field of superconducting magnets in 2010, when he started his M.S. in Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT (USA). During his M.S. and Ph.D. at MIT, he worked on high-field REBCO magnets for fusion applications. Since 2016, he is working at CERN, where he is in charge of testing Nb3Sn and NbTi accelerator magnets for the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider upgrade and other projects. He focuses on magnet testing data analysis and interpretation to give feedback to the magnet design team.



Ernesto Bosque

(6) Ernesto Bosque

”Bi-2212 High Field Magnet Development”


Ernesto Bosque is a staff scientist with the Applied Superconductivity Center at the National High Magnetic Field Lab (ASC-NHMFL).
Following a B.S. in mechanical engineering from at the Florida State University, he continued at FSU to earn a PhD under Prof. S. Van Sciver at the NHMFL, experimentally investigating heat and mass transfer phenomena subsequent a catastrophic loss of the isolation vacuum around Helium-II systems. Transitioning from cryogenics to applied superconductivity, he now works under U. Trociewitz in the HTS Coils Group, focused on driving Bi-2212 high temperature superconductor technology into magnet technology. His particular interest is multiphysics finite element analysis on prototype coil designs to predict their operational performance limits and comparing the models with experimental results, which feedback to validate and improve the modeling effort. As Bi-2212 requires a heat treatment at high temperature and pressure, one of his focuses is the deeper understanding of the heat treatment. He heads operation of a large, high-pressure furnace required for processing the wind-and-react Bi-2212 coils for the coil program at the ASC, as well as for collaborations with industry and the US Magnet Development Program, specifically with LBNL.



Federica Pierro

(7) Federica Pierro
(Tufts University)

”Electro-mechanical Characterization of HTS Tapes and Conductors for the next Generation High-field Magnets”


Federica Pierro earned her B.S. in Energy Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin in 2014 and her M.S and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University in 2016 and 2019 respectively.  Her research focuses on studying the impact of mechanical loads on the electrical performance of REBCO superconductors for the development of high-current cables for the next generation high field magnets. Her technique combines experimental data, collected on single tapes at different temperatures and magnetic fields, with structural finite element analysis of different HTS cable-in-conduit designs.



Federica Pierro

(8) James Gawith
(University of Cambridge)

”Flux Pumps”


James Gawith is a third-year PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, working in flux pumping and superconducting wireless power transfer. Prior to his PhD, he worked in wireless charging technology for consumer electronics and electric vehicles. He holds three patents in wireless power and has consulted to several companies including Apple Inc in this area. His broader research interests are in devices and systems for sustainable electrical power generation, conversion and utilisation. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Institute of Physics and has first-authored papers in journals from both organisations.




Ibrahim Kesgin

(9) Ibrahim Kesgin
(Argonne National Laboratory)

”Development of Superconducting Undulators”


Ibrahim Kesgin is an Applied Physicist in the Accelerator Systems Division at Argonne Nastitutional Laboratory in Illinois, USA, where he was also a Postdoctoral Fellow previously. His research focuses on accelerator magnets – particularly superconducting undulator (SCU) insertion devices and their cryogenic components. He is leading SCU R&D efforts and is currently the project manager for the Nb3Sn undulator project. This project aims to deliver a 5 m long cryostat consisting of two 1.4 m long undulator Nb3Sn magnetic structures that is planned to be installed into the Advanced Photon Source’s storage ring to allow for testing and operation as a first Nb3Sn based SCU user magnet by the end of 2021.



(10) Thursday, September 26, 2019; 08:00 –08:45


Timothy Coombs (University of Cambridge)
Topic: “Advances in Superconducting Rotating Machinery”
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Timothy CoombsI head the EPEC group in Cambridge and am a Fellow of both the Inte of Physics and the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Senior Member of the IEEE. I have over 200 publications and a current H index of 28 (Scopus). I collaborate closely with industry on problems of applied superconductivity, both through academic research projects and, via my company Magnifye, through consultancy and product development.
My research concentrates on applied superconductivity. I have made significant breakthroughs including superconducting bearings, maglev and fault current limiters for power distribution. This group works on many aspects of engineering applications of superconductivity and the fundamental physics which underpins them. I have published extensively on this in areas as diverse as AC losses, solutions to the critical state (we proposed and proved the H-formulation – now the industry standard), FCLS, magnets, motors, SMES, partial discharge, levitation, the effect of superconductors on the electricity network and of finally flux pumping. I cover fundamental magnetism, electrical networks, design and construction of magnets, motors and transformers, I have more than a dozen patents.

I founded Magnifye Ltd ( in 2007. Magnifye holds four major worldwide patents. I have made appearances on the BBC, Reuters and radio. 



(11, 12) Friday, September 27, 2019; 10:30 – 12:00


Brandon Sorbom (Commonwealth Fusion Systems) – 10:30 – 11:15
Topic: “Commercialization of Superconducting Technologies - CFS, MIT and High-field Fusion”
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Brandon SorbomMIT, Ph.D., Nuclear Science and Engineering (2017)
Loyola Marymount University, B.S., Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics (2010)
MIT PSFC researcher since 2010

Brandon ’s expertise is in fusion energy, compact power plant design and high temperature superconductors. During his doctoral work at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Brandon was the leader of the ARC Reactor design study, a conceptual design for a small, modular fusion pilot plant that formed the basis for a comprehensive high-field pathway to commercial fusion energy. As CSO of CFS, Brandon leads the work in evaluating high temperature superconductor performance and prospects for scale-up, as well as leading the power plant design scoping efforts.



Mark Bird (NHMFL/FSU) – 11:15 – 12:00
Topic: “Recent Advances in Ultra-High Field Magnet Technology”
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Mark BirdDr. Bird is the Director of the Magnet Science and Technology Division of the NHMFL at Florida State University, responsible for development of most of the NHMFL’s new high performance magnet systems.
The NHMFL operates numerous high field magnets in seven different user facilities. Most of the state-of-the-art magnets were developed in-house, including the 101T short pulse; 60T long pulse; 45T resistive/superconducting hybrid; 41.5T resistive; 36T, 1 ppm NMR; 32T superconducting; 25 T split; and 21.1T mouse MRI magnets.
Dr. Bird received his B.S. degree with high honors in mechanics from Michigan State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

He joined the NHMFL in 1992 where he was head of the resistive magnet program. He led the development of the Florida-Bitter magnet technology that is used in six of the seven largest resistive magnet labs worldwide. Later he started developing pulsed and superconducting magnets, including Nb3Sn Cable-in-Conduit magnets in Tallahassee, Berlin, and Nijmegen.



Special Session

Magnet Technology and Conductor for Future High-field Applications (Tue-Af-Spe1)


Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 16:00 – 18:30
Presentation details:


Session Moderator: Joseph Minervini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


The Special session will discuss status, magnet and conductor technology needs for future very high magnetic field applications. Possible potentially-commercial or large-volume applications include imaging, rotating machinery, fusion and accelerator technology. In these applications, high fields promise the system performance improvements beyond magnetic field-generating assembly, compact devices and reduced weight. Several presentations will address status of the high-field, >10 tesla, ReBCO, BSCCO and TMC conductors. HTS and TMC conductor needs will be discussed including technical characteristics and manufacturing demands. The magnet technology challenges include but not limited to interactions with the system components, high forces and stresses, quench protection, operation at high currents, high voltage insulation, manufacturing issues.



1. Introduction
2. Michael Parizh Michael Parizh (GE Global Research)
Topic: “Ultra-high Field Superconducting Magnets for MRI”

Dr. Michael Parizh is a Principal Scientist a t GE Global Research, Niskayuna, NY. Dr. Parizh designed superconducting magnet systems for a variety of applications including medical and analytical applications (MRI, NMR, FT-ICR), power applications (SMES, FCL, transformers, etc.), and superconductivity applications. Dr. Parizh has over 20 years of experience in commercial production of superconducting magnets for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
Dr. Parizh served as a Program committee chair for ASC-2014 and 2016, and MT26. He is a member of IEEE Council on Superconductivity, member of Executive/Editorial boards for IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity and Superconductor Science and Technology, member of IEC TC-90 advisory group.
3. Zach HartwigZachary (Zach) Hartwig (MIT)
Topic: “Ultra-high-field Fusion – CFS”

Zach Hartwig is the John C. Hardwick Assistant Professor in the MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering Department and Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), the leader in high-field fusion science and engineering for over 40 years. He is a co-founder of Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), a private company commercializing fusion energy through the advancement of high-field, high-temperature superconducting magnetic technology. He has worked in the areas of fusion nuclear and materials science, high-field fusion energy device design, and HTS magnets for over a decade. His recent work has focused on the testing, analysis, and qualification of commercial HTS tapes and on the engineering development and experimental qualification of 75 kA-class HTS conductors for high-field magnet applications. He now leads a joint PSFC-CFS team on the SPARC Toroidal Field Model Coil Project, which will be the first demonstration of large-bore HTS fusion magnet in June 2021. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 2013 for developing a new generation of particle accelerator-based diagnostics to study plasma-material interactions and received his B.A. in Physics from Boston University in 2005.
4. Mathias NoeMathias Noe (KIT)
Topic: “Advantages and Challenges in High-field Rotating Machinery”

Mathias Noe has received his M.S. in Power Engineering in 1991 and his Ph.D. in 1998, both from the University of Hanover in Germany. After a Postdoc position at the Ecole Polytechnic Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, he joined Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe in 1998 and became later group leader for high temperature superconducting power devices at the Institute for Technical Physics.
Since 2006 he is director of the Institute for Technical Physics at the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and full professor for technical applications of high temperature superconductivity at the faculty of electrical engineering and information technology of the University Karlsruhe. In 2009 Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Karlsruhe University merged to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The Institute for Technical Physics is a national and international centre of competence for applied superconductivity and cryogenics.
Prof. Noe is active in the field of new energy technology and applied superconductivity since 1991 and is the author of more than 50 reviewed articles in this field. He is spokesperson of the Helmholtz Program Energy Storage and cross-linked Infrastructure and Coordinator of the EERA Joint Program Energy Storage. In addition, he is member of several boards, panels and committees in his research field among them he served from 2011-2015 as a president of the European Society of Applied Superconductivity.
5. Bernardo Bordini Bernardo Bordini (CERN)
Topic: “High-field Accelerator Magnets”

Dr. Bordini obtained a Master degree in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Pisa (Italy) where he specialized and worked on the development of computational thermo-fluid dynamics codes. Afterwards he carried out his PhD research at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (USA) studying magneto-thermal stability of high-Jc Nb3Sn superconductors for accelerator magnets.
Since 2007 Dr. Bordini has been working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN (Switzerland), where he was first responsible of the ITER Reference Laboratory for testing superconducting wires and is at present in charge of the Nb3Sn superconductor used in the magnets of the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider upgrade, currently the largest project at CERN.
Dr. Bordini’s main fields of research are: magneto-thermal stability of superconductors for accelerator magnets; scaling laws of the superconducting properties; electro-mechanical performance of the Nb3Sn superconductor (with a particular focus on the effect of transverse loads on wires and Rutherford cables).
6. Bernd Seeber Bernd Seeber (scMetrology SARL)
Topic: “TMC - A Low-cost High Field Conductor”

Dr. Bernd Seeber is the CEO of scMetrology SARL, a company active in metrology of superconducting wires and in collaboration with the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He also promotes industrial development of Ternary Molybdenum Chalcogenide (TMC) high field superconductors, where he carried out more than 15 years R&D before the discovery of high temperature superconductors. Bernd is the former head of the high magnetic field laboratory at the University of Geneva and at the origin of the first actively shielded 21 T laboratory magnet built by Bruker BioSpin. He is also known for his pioneering work in critical current under axial and transverse strain/stress measurements with the so called “Walters spring”. Finally, he is editor of the Handbook of Applied Superconductivity.
7. Satoshi Awaji Satoshi Awaji (Tohoku University)
Topic: “Status of High-field ReBCO Conductor”

Professor Satoshi Awaji received a MS in 1990 in physics from Hiroshima University and then became a research associate at Tohoku University. He got a doctor of engineering from Tohoku University in 1998. Since 2016, he is a professor at High Field Laboratory for Superconducting Materials (HFLSM), Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University. He is an experimental scientist on superconducting materials research and high field magnet with experiences in the physics of superconducting materials and also in technology of high field superconducting magnets.  His specialty areas of expertise are critical currents of practical superconducting wires/tapes and (cryogen-free) superconducting magnets with high temperature superconductors and Nb3Sn. He is mostly involved in the understanding the flux pinning mechanism of practical superconducting materials and in the developing the high field cryogen-free superconducting magnets, as well as managing the user program of the HFLSM. He has published more than 576 ISI journal papers and given 42 invited talks at international conferences.
8. Michael Sumption Michael Sumption (The Ohio State University)
Topic: “Conductor Technology Needs”

Mike Sumption is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Ohio State University. He is the associate director of the Center for Superconducting and Magnetic Materials (CSMM) and the Superconducting Technology Center within that department. He has a PhD in physics from Ohio University (1992) and previously worked at Battelle. He serves on the board of the international cryogenic materials conference. His area of research is materials physics with a concentration in superconductive, electronic, and magnetic materials. He has over 300 publications (Citations: 2245 h-factor: 34 google scholar), with particular interests in: (i) AC loss in superconductors with applications to motors and generators, (ii) APC Nb3Sn and Nb3Sn conductors, (iii) cryogenic properties of normal metals and CNT composites, (iv) the performance of superconducting devices including fault current limiters, superconducting cables, superconducting motors and generators, (v) superconducting coil performance, including field, current sharing, and stability, and (vi) analytic, FEM, and numeric modelling. Material studies include (i) high performance Nb3Sn, A15 phase formation, and transport properties, (ii) MgB2 materials, with a focus on formation as well as dopant-induced enhancements of the upper critical fields and the related structural and transport properties, (iii) NbTi, Nb3Sn, Bi:2212, and YBCO-based cables in terms of loss, ICR, and current sharing (iii) oxipnictides, and (iv) other selected electronic materials and applications.
9. Naoyuki Amemiya Naoyuki Amemiya (Kyoto University)
Topic: “Key Issues in HTS Magnet and Conductor Technology Toward Various Applications”

Professor Naoyuki Amemiya received his Dr. Eng. degree from the University of Tokyo in 1990. He joined Yokohama National University in the same year (Lecturer in 1992; Associate Professor in 1993; Professor in 2005) and transferred to Kyoto University in 2008. He stayed at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in 1996 as a Visiting Scientist and at University of Twente from 2000 to 2001 as an Exchange Scientist between JSPS and NWO.
His research interests include electromagnetic phenomena of superconductors such as magnetizations, ac losses, stabilities etc. and magnet applications of superconductors. Among various applications of high Tc superconductors, he is particularly interested in particle accelerators. He has been involved in various R&D projects funded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, etc.
He has been serving for various international conferences. He was the elected Board Member of ASC, Inc. from 2006 to 2016 and was the Program Chair of ASC 2016. He was the Asian Editor and Executive Board Member of Superconductor Science and Technology from 2009 to 2014.
10. Ramesh Gupta Ramesh Gupta (BNL)
Topic: “Magnet Technology Development for High-field Accelerator Magnets”

Dr. Ramesh Gupta is Head of the Magnet Science Group at the Superconducting Magnet Division at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, USA.  Dr. Gupta has been working on superconducting magnets for over thirty-five years. Dr. Gupta started his career by developing the magnetic design of the dipoles for the Superconducting Super Collider (SCC) and was responsible for the magnetic design of several magnets for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, a superconducting collider still in operation in United States.  Dr. Gupta is recognized for his contributions on developing the common coil and overpass/underpass or clover leaf designs for high field accelerator magnets future colliders. Dr. Gupta leads several magnet programs at BNL and collaborates with various research groups and industries around the world. Dr. Gupta’s recent interest includes developing new designs and technologies for high field accelerator magnets for US Magnet Development Program and R&D on HTS magnets for various applications.
11. Questions & Discussion


Author Information



Authors of accepted abstracts received notification of acceptance on May 1, 2019. This was sent to the submitting author.  Session assignment information was sent to the designated speaker(s) on June 4, 2019


Anyone presenting at the conference must be a registered participant. Registration information can be found here.


ALL PRESENTERS must upload an electronic copy of their talk in PDF or PPT(X) format prior to their presentation at the scheduled MT26 session. By participating at MT26 and submitting your presentation, you implicitly agree to publish the content of your presentation on the public Indico site.


**Important: Presenters of ORAL TALKS must also submit their presentation file to the Speaker Preparation Room one (1) day prior to their scheduled presentation.**


NOTE: The MT26 Conference Organizers occasionally need to make changes to the program.  Authors are urged to check the schedule often, especially closer to the conference, for last minute changes.


Presentation Guidelines can be found on the MT26 Indico site as follows:



MT26 accepted manuscripts will be published in the special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity (TAS), an archival, peer-reviewed, fully indexed and searchable journal published by the IEEE Council on Superconductivity. Most, if not all, accepted manuscripts will be available for download and citation prior to the scheduled June 2020 release of the entire Special Issue (vol. 30, no. 4).


Manuscript Submission Deadline
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Presentation is a Requirement for Publication
Authors presenting at MT26 are not required to submit a manuscript. For authors that choose to submit a manuscript, only subject matter presented at MT26 will be considered for publication. This includes presentations in oral or poster format. The presentation should be given at the appointed time in the program, by the appointed author or co-author. For posters, presentation means that an author is available during the duration of the poster session to discuss the work and answer questions. Posting of the pages of the manuscript does not constitute presentation. Changes to the program, which have been approved by the MT26 Program Chair, will be allowed for submitted manuscripts. 


An abstract accepted for presentation at MT26 may not lead to a published paper in TAS. The Scope of TAS is described here.

Some Key Facts you need to know, please read (PDF)!

Included in the Key-Fact-PDF are the following:

  • Manuscript Validation Codes (a unique code is required for each manuscript submission)
  • Paper & Page Limits
  • IEEE Editorial and Publishing Policies
  • Refining the Use of English in Your Article
  • Plagiarism & Re-publication
  • IEEE Style Manual
  • Scope of the MT Conference


Payment of Fees
Additional page/paper fees may be paid in advance while registering for MT26, onsite, or post-acceptance of your paper. Page and paper fees are not refundable. Rejection of a manuscript after peer review does not imply any refund of any fees paid to obtain a registration code.


Manuscript Template
You can retrieve the TAS Special Issue manuscript template here. Re-use of old templates will be automatically detected and may force mandatory major revisions to comply with the approved template. Other helpful information (such as frequent errors to avoid) is available on this site as well.


Submission & Peer Review Site
The manuscript submission site is scheduled to open the week of September 9, 2019. An email will be sent to the corresponding author of the accepted abstract with instructions on how to access the site and upload the manuscript. The manuscript submission deadline is Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Late submissions will only be accepted at the discretion of the special issue Editor-in-Chief.



The Publication Office/Manuscript Upload Support room is located in the Dover/Tennyson room (Level 4) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The hours of operation are as follows:



Sunday, September 22, 2019

14:00 – 19:00

Monday, September 23, 2019

07:00 – 18:30

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

07:00 – 18:00

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

07:00 – 18:00

Thursday, September 26, 2019

07:00 – 18:00

Friday, September 27, 2019

07:00 – 12:30


Editorial Office / Contact Information
For any publication related questions, please contact Centennial Conferences via email at Please be sure to reference your Presentation ID in any correspondence.


IEEE Awards

The following IEEE Awards will be presented after the plenary session on Monday, September 23, 2019.


The IEEE Dr. James Wong Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions to Applied Superconductivity Materials Technology to be presented to Professor Kozo Osamura


The Council on Superconductivity is pleased to announce the selection of Prof. Emeritus Kozo Osamura, Kyoto University, Japan; Director and Chief Researcher, Research Institute for Applied Sciences, Kyoto, Japan to receive the IEEE Dr. James Wong Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions to Applied Superconductivity Materials Technology. This Award recognizes a living individual for a career of meritorious achievements and outstanding technical contributions in the field of applied superconductor materials technology.


The Award will be presented during the International Conference on Magnet Technology (MT26) to be held in Vancouver, Canada, from 22 - 27 September 2019. Prof. Osamura will receive a plaque, an inscribed medallion, and a cash award of US $5,000.

K. OsamuraProf. Kozo Osamura

For continuing and significant contributions in the field of superconductivity materials research, in particular:
  • for his development of new techniques to determine the local strain in technical superconductors;
  • for advancing the understanding of the impact of strain on superconductor properties, for introducing new methods to improve the mechanical properties of superconducting composites; and, for his leading role in the creation of international standards for superconducting materials technology.


The IEEE Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions in the Field of Superconductivity (Large Scale) to be presented to Professor Vitaly Vysotsky


The Council on Superconductivity is pleased to announce the selection of Prof. Vitaly Vysotsky, Head of the Department, Russian Scientific R&D Cable Institute, Moscow, Russia, to receive the IEEE Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions in the Field of Applied Superconductivity. This IEEE Award recognizes a living individual for a career of meritorious achievements and outstanding technical contributions in the field of applied superconductivity.


The Award will be presented during the International Conference on Magnet Technology (MT26) to be held in Vancouver, Canada, from 22 - 27 September 2019. Prof. Vysotsky will receive a plaque, an inscribed medallion, and a cash award of US $5,000.

Vitaly VysotskyProf. Vitaly Vysotsky

For continuing and significant contributions in the field of large scale applications of superconductivity, in particular:
  • for pioneering experimental and theoretical research of the superconducting cable stability in AC conditions, and proven cable design approaches;
  • for development and testing of the world’s first hybrid energy transfer systems combining liquid hydrogen and superconducting MgB2 power cable; and,
  • for leading production and on-time delivery of the challenging superconducting cables for ITER that met or exceeded all technical requirements.


The IEEE Max Swerdlow Award for Sustained Service to the Applied Superconductivity Community to be presented to Dr. Antonio della Corte

The Council on Superconductivity is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Antonio della Corte of the Italian National Research Agency, ENEA, Frascati, Italy to receive the IEEE Max Swerdlow Award for Sustained Service to the Applied Superconductivity Community. This Award recognizes a living individual for sustained and exceptional service and leadership within the community.


The Award will be presented during the International Conference on Magnet Technology (MT26) to be held in Vancouver, Canada, from 22 - 27 September 2019. Dr. della Corte will receive a plaque, an inscribed medallion, and a cash award of US $5,000.

A. della CorteDr. Antonio della Corte

For sustained leadership and exceptional service to the applied superconductivity community, in particular:
  • for his founding and gifted leadership of the Italian Consortium for Applied Superconductivity (ICAS);
  • for enthusiastic leadership of the Superconductivity Laboratory of the Italian National Research Agency, ENEA, and his tireless and successful efforts in motivating and stimulating its young scientists and engineers; and,
  • for recognized leadership within the applied superconductivity community as researcher, member, and President of the IEEE Council on Superconductivity.



IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity


Full Class of 2019

Lorenzo Bortot

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Large Scale

Tahereh Jabbari

University of Rochester


Federica Pierro

Tufts University


Nicolò Riva

Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie/École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne


Emily Toomey

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Abigail Wessels

University of Colorado Boulder

Large Scale



Financial Support

MT26 has specifically allocated a limited amount of funds to provide financial assistance to participants who are presenting at the Conference and can demonstrate that they would not be able to attend without such assistance.  Student and non-student participants may apply for financial assistance that will waive the registration fee and/or provide for a travel stipend in exceptional cases.

Note that an accepted abstract is required as it is expected the participant will be giving a poster or oral presentation. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, June 5, 2019. This deadline is firm as awards will be announced no later than Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Any travel stipend portion of the award will be distributed to students at the Conference. Further details on the method of reimbursement will be communicated to the award recipients. Awardees will have to accept or decline no later than Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

In order to request financial assistance, applicants must submit an abstract by the deadline of February 25, 2019 and plan on presenting at the Conference. Financial assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Student Applications
Any full-time student participating at the Conference is eligible to apply. After application submission, the selection committee may request additional information from the student or supervisor to verify student status or the nature of the course of study.


Non-Student Applications
Any registrant participating in this Conference can request financial support and high priority will be given to exceptionally deserving candidate who cannot otherwise participate.


What You Need to Submit Your Application

In order to submit your application, you will be required to provide the following:

  • Title of abstract submitted to MT26
  • Abstract submission number received after submission was accepted
  • Copy of your abstract submitted to MT26 (you will copy and paste the information into your application)
  • Description of your research in two sentences
  • A statement telling the committee why you should be considered for financial support
  • Resume file to upload with your application
  • A recommendation on letterhead from your academic supervisor (students) or supervisor/colleague (non-students) confirming relevance to MT



International Committee

Mark Bird, USA (NHMFL)

Pierluigi Bruzzone, Switzerland (CRPP)

Haigun Lee, Korea (Korea University)

Luis Garcia-Tabares, Spain (CIEMAT)

Fedor Gömöry, Slovakia (SAS)

Hitoshi Kitaguchi, Japan (NIMS)

Ziad Melhem, UK (Oxford Instruments)

Antti Stenvall, Finland (TUT)

Neil Mitchell, France (ITER)

Riccardo Musenich, Italy (INFN)

Mathias Noe, Germany (KIT)

Rüdiger Picker, Canada (TRIUMF)

Subrata Pradhan, India (IPR)

Lucio Rossi, Switzerland (CERN)

Bruce Strauss, USA (DoE, IEEE)

Herman ten Kate, The Netherlands (University of Twente)

Pierre Vedrine, France (CEA)

Vitaly Vysotsky, Russia (VNIIKP)

Liye Xiao, China (IEE CAS)

Program Committee

Michael Parizh, USA (GE)
Giorgio Ambrosio, USA (FNAL)
Naoyuki Amemiya, Japan (Kyoto University)
Kathleen Amm, USA (Brookhaven National Lab)
Satoshi Awaji, Japan (Tohoku University)
Amalia Ballarino, Switzerland (CERN)
Mark Bird, USA (NHMFL)
Nikolay Bykovsky, Switzerland (CERN)
Luisa Chiesa, USA (Tufts University)
Tim Coombs, United Kingdom (Cambridge University)

Antonio della Corte, Italy (ENEA)
Iain Dixon, USA (NHMFL)
Yutong Fang, China (Zhejiang University)
Paolo Ferracin, Switzerland (CERN)

Ramesh Gupta, USA (Brookhaven National Lab)
Tim Haugan, USA (U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory)

Kohei Higashikawa, Japan (Kyushu University)
Sasha Ishmael, USA (Lupine Materials and Technology)
Anna Kario, Germany (GSI-FAIR)
Takanobu Kiss, Japan (Kyushu University)

Hitoshi Kitaguchi, Japan (NIMS)
Haigun Lee, South Korea (Korea University)
Cesar Luongo, France (ITER)
Luigi Muzzi, Italy (ENEA)
Tatsushi Nakamoto, Japan (KEK)

Gen Nishijima, Japan (NIMS)
Mathias Noe, Germany (KIT)
Toru Ogitsu, Japan (KEK)
Subrata Pradhan, India (IPR)
Soren Prestemon, USA (LBL)
Emmanuele Ravaioli, Switzerland (CERN)
Tiina-Mari Salmi, Finland (Tampere University of Technology)
Charlie Sanabria, USA (LBL)
Federico Scurti, USA (North Carolina State University)
Bruce Strauss, USA (DoE, IEEE)
Herman ten Kate, Netherlands (University of Twente)
Vitaly Vysotsky, Russia (VNIIKP)
Qiuliang Wang, China (IEE CAS)
Liye Xiao, China (IEE CAS)

Local Organizing Committee

Rüdiger Picker (Chair)
Michael Parizh (Program Committee Chair)
Jana Thomson (LOC Chair)

Luisa Chiesa (Editor in Chief)

Michael Coffey (Exhibit Chair)

Bruce Strauss (Travel Support Chair)

Dana Giasson (Website Design)

Francis Pau (Treasurer)

Diana Castaneda (Logo Design)

The conference is managed by Centennial Conferences.



TRAVEL Support committee

Bruce Strauss, USA (DoE, IEEE) (Chair)

Mathias Noe, Germany (KIT)

Vitaly Vysotsky, Russia (VNIIKP)

Exhibit, Support & Advertising

MT26 Exhibit

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Exhibition of the 26th International Conference on Magnet Technology, which takes place at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada.


The industrial exhibition space will be arranged to provide maximal exposure to the conference delegates during poster sessions and breaks.  We invite you to share information about your company and experience the many vibrant and interesting areas in Vancouver.


We hope to see you in Vancouver!



Exhibit Details

Decorator & Exhibitor Kit Information

Levy Show Services Inc. will be the official service provider for the MT26 Exhibit.



The manual will outline shipping, drayage and material handling instructions. All advance and onsite drayage will be managed by Levy Show Services Inc.


For your convenience, freight information has been included, however, you may choose any carrier that you desire to transport freight to and from the event.  Freight can arrive at the warehouse no earlier than August 16, 2019 and has to arrive no later than September 16, 2019 to avoid any additional surcharges.


Booth furnishing and display rentals can be ordered through Levy Show Services Inc. – please see kit for ordering instructions. Please note that specialty furniture, plant orders and electrical/AV ordering information can be found in the service kit.

The deadline for advanced ordering for a discounted rate is Monday, September 9, 2019.


Levy Show Services Inc. is the only authorized decorator. Using an outside vendor is an Exhibitors risk and the sole responsibility of the exhibitor.


When ordering online, the show code is MT262019.



Exhibition Dates & Times


Conference Dates

September 22 – 27, 2019


Exhibitor Move-In & Exhibitor Registration

Sunday, September 22

12:00 – 17:00


Exhibition Times

Monday, September 23

09:00 – 16:30


Tuesday, September 24

08:30 – 16:00


Wednesday, September 25

09:00 – 16:00


Exhibitor Reception

Monday, September 23

18:00 – 20:00


Exhibitor Move-Out

Wednesday, September 25

16:00 – 18:00


Booth Fees
Single Booth, 10’ x 10’ (3m x 3m)           $3,700 CAD
Double Booth, 10’ x 20’ (3m x 6m)          $6,200 CAD


Booth Information
Included with a 10’ x 10’ Booth:

  • An 8’ (2.4m) high pipe and drape back wall and 3’ (1m) high side walls.
  • One 6’ x 2’ (1.8m x 60cm) skirted table and two chairs.
  • Two Exhibit Booth Representative Registrations (includes access to all technical sessions, coffee breaks, the Welcome and Exhibitor Reception).
  • One ticket to the Banquet on Thursday night.
  • One 7” x 44” (17.78cm x 111.76cm) booth identification sign.
  • One manuscript submission (if abstract was accepted for presentation)
  • One electronic copy of the published transactions (tentative publication date is June 2020)


The deadline for submitting exhibit registrations and full payment is Wednesday, May 15, 2019.


Exhibit Files


For questions regarding the MT26 Exhibit, please contact the MT26 Show Management as follows:

Centennial Conferences
908 Main Street, Suite 350 | Louisville, CO 80027
Tel: [001] 303-499-2299 | Fax: [001] 303-499-2599


MT26 Support & Advertising Opportunities

Supporting MT26 gives you and your organization direct access to hundreds of influential experts and key decision makers in the Magnet Technology industry. It is an excellent way to demonstrate your organization’s support of the conference while helping to offset expenses including costs for junior scientists, students and colleagues who could not otherwise afford to attend.


Supporters and Advertisers will be acknowledged as follows: Company name, logo and web link will appear on the MT26 website, in conference related informational emails, on appropriate signage displayed during the conference, on pre-plenary session looping slide, ribbons on name badges, and in the conference transactions (selected peer reviewed papers will be published in a special issue of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY, tentative publication date: June 2020).


The support levels below reflect the minimum contributions however, you are most welcome to increase the amount.  Please contact Centennial Conferences if you are interested in providing support other than listed below.


Click here for detailed support & advertising opportunities in PDF format.




MT26 recognizes that a thriving international network of professional communication is critical to ensuring rapid advancement in magnet technology. Toward this end, MT26 welcomes the opportunity to cooperate with other technical societies and organizations in co-support or endorsements of special sessions.

Plenary Sessions

$3,500 CAD (one exclusive supporter per plenary)


General Support

$1,300 CAD

Scientist & Student Support

$1,300 CAD

Young Scientist Plenary Session

$2,500 CAD

Special Sessions (non-plenary)

$2,000 CAD (one exclusive supporter per session)


Conference Backpack

$5,500 CAD (each, two advertisers)

Promotional Materials & Inserts for Conference Backpack

$1,500 CAD (multiple advertisers)

Individual items of use to conference participants may be provided by the advertiser and included in the delegate bags (approximate quantity = 1000). Each item is $1,500. Examples of accepted items are listed below. Other branding opportunity ideas are welcome!

Pens (3)
Flash drive
Sticky note book or set 
“Visit us at our Booth!” coupon
Note pad

20 Year pocket calendar
Promo company leaflet or tri-fold - SOLD
Luggage tags
Business Card Holder
Microfiber eyeglasses/phone cloth


Lanyard for Badge Holders

$4,500 CAD

Conference On-site Publication Advertising


The Conference On-Site Publication will be utilized by participants throughout the Conference. The MT26 publication’s front and back covers will be in color on glossy paper, with the inside text pages printed in black and white.

Advertisement opportunities are as follows:

Outside back cover (color) $2,500 CAD - SOLD
Inside front cover (color): $2,000 CAD - SOLD
Inside back cover (color): $2,000 CAD - SOLD
Full page internal (black and white): $1,300 CAD (multiple advertisers)


Other branding opportunity ideas are welcome!





The deadline for advertising opportunities in the Program Book is August 16, 2019.


All materials for insertion into conference bags must be received by Levy Show Services, the contracted MT26 exhibit decorator, by September 9, 2019. Information concerning shipping materials to Levy will be provided along with the invoice. No refunds or returns will be given for materials received after the deadline and not inserted into conference bags.


The organizers reserve the right to decline ad copy and promotional material deemed unacceptable in tone or character or that may detract from the scientific and educational nature of the conference.  Pre-approval is required.


Payments must be received to secure the support/advertising item. Partial payments will not be accepted. Payments are accepted by check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Wire Transfer.  Checks must be in Canadian dollars drawn on a Canadian bank and made payable to IEEE MT26 2019. For payments by bank wire transfer, a fee of $15 CAD will be applied to all incoming wires.


No refunds or returns will be given for materials received after September 9, 2018 and not inserted into conference bags.



For questions related to support and advertising opportunities, please contact:

Centennial Conferences

908 Main Street, Suite 350 | Louisville, CO 80027 | USA
Email: | Phone: +1.303.499.2299


Advanced Conductor Technologies LLC


Advanced Conductor Technologies’ CORC® technology opens the door to new markets that require flexible, high-current density power cables and wires. High-temperature superconducting CORC® cables and wires also enable practical high-field magnets that operate at magnetic fields above 20 Tesla, or at temperatures exceeding 20 Kelvin.





Allied Metals Corporation is a global leader in the supply of high purity iron for applications where efficiency, consistency, and cost of engineered technologies are critical. High saturation induction, high permeability, and low coercivity allow ALLIEDPUREIRON® to be suitable for components of resistive magnets, superconducting magnets, and magnetic shielding, among other magnetic technologies. The capability to supply Pure Iron in a diverse range of forms including sheet, plate, bar, wire, and forged parts (custom dimensions available) and the ability to supply material in trial quantities up to ~300 Metric Ton single heats, makes Allied Metals Corporation your ideal partner.



American Magnetics, Inc.


American Magnetics, Inc. (AMI), a veteran owned company in TN, has been a manufacturer of superconducting magnet systems and cryogenic equipment for over 45 years. Our custom solutions range from completely conduction cooled multi-axis systems combined with an integrated variable temperature insert to large room temperature bore zero boil off helium recondensing systems (ReconTM). When our innovative superconducting magnets, such as our multi-axis (MAxesTM) series are coupled with cutting edge cryostats, the customer is buying a winning combination.



ASG Superconductors


ASG Superconductors is a dynamic business reality, and a leading player in the international market of superconducting magnets systems design and manufacturing. The ASG Superconductors group of companies has recently undergone re-organization to incorporate all elements of our activity into a single structure. The aim is to bring together the capabilities within the three units to secure and improve our position as a world-class Italian company, already a worldwide leader in the production of magnets both for scientific research and for the industrial sector and to develop more effectively the magnesium diboride (MgB2) wire and MRI businesses.



Brookhaven Technology Group, Inc.


Brookhaven Technology Group, Inc. is developing a multilayer superconducting cable named ExoCable™.  ExoCable™ is an innovative, multilayered High-Temperature Superconductor (HTS) wire architecture based on yttrium-barium-copper oxide that can be manufactured cost-effectively in essentially unlimited lengths.  ExoCable™ combines high quench stability with low magnetization loss and high mechanical strength. The cables are designed for applications where fast ramping and good field quality are required.



Bruker EST


Bruker Energy and Supercon Technologies (BEST) is a global leader in superconductor solutions, providing an unmatched range of products that meet the needs of healthcare, academic and industrial companies and organizations worldwide. In close cooperation with our

customers, we design, develop and deliver product solutions that are at the heart of a majority of the superconductor magnets worldwide. They enable innovators to build leading edge healthcare and industrial products, as well as to conduct fundamental research, such as the search for the origins of the universe and sustainable clean energies.



CAEN Technologies Inc.


High current, high stability, highly accurate. Less than 1 ppm/K TC and < 0.01% setpoint current accuracy are among some of our specs. CAEN ELS magnet power supplies are designed with a completely digital control and feedback loop, allowing for software-based adjustment of PID parameters, synchronizing fully and behaving nicely with your reactive loads (up to 100 H). Home-grown DCCT current sensors are implemented within the supplies for aiding in such performance, or are available separately in various models with a complete digitizing current measurement system for your own setups. CAEN ELS is represented in the U.S. by CAEN Technologies.



Cryogenic Limited


Cryogenic Limited leads the market in delivering high performance superconducting magnet systems for science researchers. Magnet configurations (up to 18T cryogen-free, 22T in low loss cryostats) include solenoids, split pair, vector, UHV and beam-line magnets. Our flagship integrated measurement and analysis platforms are Physical Property Characterization Systems and SQUID magnetometers. Measurements include: DC moment & AC susceptibility; specific heat, thermal transport; DC & AC electric resistivity, Dielectric/capacitance, Critical Current. Sample temperature (1.6-400K) can be augmented by Helium-3 (300mK) & Dilution Refrigerator (50mK) inserts, and furnace (700-1000K) inserts.





Cryomagnetics is a premier manufacturer of superconducting magnets, systems, related electronic instrumentation, and cryogenic accessories. Efficient magnet designs allow for smaller cryocooler use (dry) or less helium consumption (wet). Solenoids, split-pairs, and multi-axis magnets are available in a wide range of configurations with room temperature bore, variable temperature, or He3 sample environments. In-house manufacturing of complete wet or dry systems by our team of certified fabricators assures the highest quality. Built for the unique demands of superconducting magnets, the Model 4G power supplies feature unrivaled performance and standard features. Also available: LM-510 Liquid Cryogen Level Monitor, Model 612/614 Temperature Monitors and GM-700 Gaussmeter.




Cryomech, Inc.


Cryomech’ s superior products provide hundreds of customers with custom-built Cryocoolers, Helium Liquefiers, Liquid Nitrogen Plants and ULT Cryostats. We craft solutions that help our customers get things done.

We are the original innovators:

• The world's largest 4K Pulse Tube Cryocooler

• The world’s largest single stage GM Cryocoolers for operation at 77 K and 30

• The most extensive line of GM and PT Cryocoolers on the planet

• Fully integrated, closed-cycle refrigeration for applications below 2K

• Open-cycle to closed-cycle helium conservation with our Helium Liquefiers and Recovery systems

• Ultra Low Vibration 1K and 4K Cryostats




CSIC Pride (Nanjing) Cryogenic Technology Co., Ltd.


CSIC Pride (Nanjing) Cryogenic Technology Co., Ltd. (Pride Cryogenics) is a technology oriented company concentrated on the development and manufacturing of cryocoolers and cryogenic engineering application devices. Pride Cryogenics' products include 4 K GM cryocoolers, 10 K GM cryocoolers, 77 K GM cryocoolers, cryostats, helium reliquefier, gas recovery, purification and liquefaction systems and other customized cryogenic systems.



Demaco Holland bv


Demaco is the leading knowledge driven cryogenic infrastructure partner for industrial gas companies, scientific institutes and EPC contractors world-wide. Our team of cryogenic specialists, Cryogeniuses, is committed to supporting our partners in their daily effort to transport and condition all liquefied gasses. By advising on, designing, engineering, manufacturing, testing and installing customer specific vacuum insulated solutions of superior quality, we continuously provide the highest yielding infrastructure in the industry.



Fujikura Ltd.


Fujikura Ltd., has been the global leader of developing rare-earth-based 2nd Generation High-Temperature Superconducting wires over 20 years. We sustain this title by producing best performance wire with higher critical current, longer piece length and higher uniformity for longitudinal critical current distribution. Prospective applications of our superconducting wires are now widely spread from electrical/industrial equipment to medical and measuring instruments. Our superconducting wires are committed to not only be improving quality of human life but also have great potential for industrial innovation and saving natural resources.


Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.


Furukawa Electric is the pioneer in superconductivity; Comprehensiveness from low-temperature superconductivity to high-temperature superconductiviy.  FEC can provide solutions to customer's issues.








General Atomics


General Atomics (GA) is a world leader in electromagnetics and superconducting magnet technology. GA is currently fabricating powerful pulsed superconducting magnet modules for ITER, an unprecedented international tokamak facility that aims to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of nuclear fusion. When completely assembled, the ITER Central Solenoid will have a peak field of 13.1 Tesla with 5.5 GJ of stored energy.

Magnet research at GA has led to discoveries and spinoff technologies in medical diagnostics, cryogenics, energy storage, transportation, semiconductors, and defense applications. GA leverages its research for the U.S. government and private industry, delivering solutions ranging from next-generation nuclear reactors to remotely operated aircraft and electromagnetic systems including the EMALs systems to electromagnetically launch airplanes from aircraft carriers.


Hyper Tech.


Hyper Tech is a leading manufacturer of MgB2 and Nb3Sn superconductor wires. We have experience designing, manufacturing and testing coils using NbTi, Nb3Sn, MgB2, Nb3Sn, BSCCO, and (Re) BCO superconductors. Hyper Tech is developing small diameter high amperage Cable-in Conduits (CIC) for several superconducting applications, using NbTi, MgB2, and Nb3Sn strands. We also have system design experience for developing superconducting MRIs, fault current limiters, motors, wind generators, SMES, DC and AC cable applications.






Japan Superconductor Technology, Inc.


Japan Superconductor Technology, Inc. (JASTEC) is a manufacture of superconducting wire/magnet in Japan. We have been contributing to a variety of application fields; life science, medical, energy and other science & industries through our cutting-edge technologies. - Wire: Our high-performance NbTi and Nb3Sn wires are used for NMR/MRI as well as ITER TF/CS. - Magnet: We supply high-field NMR magnets as well as special MRI magnets. We have also rich experience in cryogen-free magnets for academic and industrial applications.


Luvata Superconductors


Luvata Superconductors have factories in three continents producing special copper products and low-temperature superconducting (LTS) wires, cables and hollow conductors for magnet applications. The products are generally designed for special applications in mind and their features vary widely among various products offerings. Wires are produced for all applications in the LTS fields. Products include monolithic wires in round and rectangular shape as well as wire-in-channel or cable-in-channel integrated conductors.



Metrolab Technology SA


Metrolab Technology SA is the global market leader for precision magnetometers, used to measure high-intensity magnetic fields to a very high degree of precision.
Our customers include: All MRI and magnet manufacturers, Accelerator and calibration labs, and OEM customers.
Our products include: NMR Precision Teslameters: The gold standard for magnetometers, NMR Magnetic Field Cameras: Map whole-body MRI magnets, Precision Digital Integrators: Measure or map complicated fields, and 3-axis Hall Magnetometers: Total field, quick and easy


M&I Materials


Metrosil varistors are manufactured by M&I Materials Ltd, providing superfast, high energy discharge for many applications. For example, within superconducting, a typical protection approach to a quench event would be to switch-in a low resistive load to dissipate magnetic energy. However, the energy from the magnetic field can be extracted at a much faster rate using Metrosil varistors. Our assemblies have been tested on superconducting systems at CERN where a rapid current decay was favourably observed.




Oxford Instruments NanoScience


Oxford Instruments NanoScience designs, supplies and supports market-leading research tools that enable quantum technologies, new materials and device development in the physical sciences. Our tools support research down to the atomic scale through creation of high performance, cryogen free low temperature and magnetic environments, based upon our core technologies in low and ultra-low temperatures, high magnetic fields and system integration, with ever-increasing levels of experimental and measurement readiness. Oxford Instruments NanoScience is a part of the Oxford Instruments plc group.


Shanghai Superconductor Technology


Shanghai Superconductor Technology Co., Ltd. (SST) employs physical vapour deposition for mass production of custom and cost effective 2G-HTS conductors with superior mechanical properties and high critical current densities for all types of applications. We also provide peripheral products and services including coil winding, coil winding machines and vacuum deposition systems.








Sigmaphi has been providing turnkey systems and components for particle accelerators to major research labs and protontherapy system providers for more than 30 years.
Our 200 highly skilled employees can design, make and measure :
- Complete particle transport beam lines, from optics to installation and alignment
- High precision magnets : resistive, superconducting, permanent magnet based, in vacuum…
- Turnkey injection or extraction systems
- Ultra stable power supplies
- RF power solutions : Solid state amplifiers, Klystron modulators

Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics of America, Inc.

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The SHI Cryogenics Group, an integral part of the Precision Equipment Division of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., is a leading worldwide provider of innovative cryogenic solutions to magnet technology and other research communities. With offices in Asia, Europe and the United States, it has been producing quality cryogenic equipment for over 50 years. SHI's renowned engineering departments continue to focus on the latest cryogenic technologies, including innovative Cryocooler, Pulse Tube, Shield Cooler and Helium Compressor designs. Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics of America, Inc. is the North American Division of the SHI Cryogenics Group, focusing on design, manufacturing, sales and service.



Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


DI-BSCCO, 1st Grade superconductor, is the trade mark of Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI). Using DI-BSCCO, researchers and manufactures from around the world have successfully manufactured superconducting cables, magnets, motors and current lead assemblies. Recently, SEI developed Type HT-NX, an extra high strength DI-BSCCO, superconductor wire design that is surpassing other HTS wires for high field(over 20T) magnet designs. DI-BSCCO Type G is widely used in magnet current lead designs especially for large application, for example, ITER and the particle accelerators.


Supercon, Inc.


SUPERCON has been manufacturing low temperature NbTi and Nb3Sn superconductors as standard and specially designed wire and cable since 1962. Many of Supercon’s standard conductors, from 0.025 to 2.0mm diameter, are available from stock A wide variety of custom composite metal wires is also available. We can deliver research quantities to OEM requirements from stock.





SuperOx Japan


SuperOx Japan (SOJ) was established in 2011 as a venture company. Currently there are two production facilities - Sagamihara Incubation Center and TechnoEast, which are located in the Sagamihara city, Japan. The company has 16 employees including 6 people with PhD degrees.  SOJ developed the complete manufacturing cycle of 2G HTS wires starting from the Hastelloy substrate tape, including RF and DC magnetron sputtering, IBAD, pulsed laser deposition (PLD), electroplating and lamination processes.  The company has started to sale the HTS wires in 2013, and in 2018 the production capacity reached 50 km of 12 mm tape.


Tesla Engineering Ltd

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The Tesla Engineering Ltd group of companies consist of Tesla Engineering Magnet Division, Tesla Engineering Gradient Division, Everson Tesla Incorporated and Futura Composites. This group of companies are dedicated to the design, manufacture and support of resistive and superconducting electromagnets, gradient coils, composite materials, generator coils, motors and consultancy to the science, medicine and industrial markets. We can utilise the skills, expertise and facilities of the group companies to offer a complete design and manufacturing solution, together with help and advice for system integration and outstanding service support.



THEVA Dünnschichttechnik GmbH


THEVA has invested over fifteen years in development to build Germany’s first commercial HTS production plant. Thanks to its very high energy density, THEVA Pro-Line superconductor can replace conventional copper cable in high-performance applications. It opens entirely new scope for the design of electrical components. Manufacturers of cables, power switches, large electric drives and power rails can rely on the high quality and performance of the material. THEVA stands for high-end solutions in coating technology and equipment engineering.





Western Superconducting Technologies Co., Ltd.


WST was founded in China for developing large scale production of NbTi and Nb3Sn superconducting wire for ITER In 2003. Currently, WST has already built an advanced level production line of superconducting wires with annual production capacity of 350 ton superconducting wire and 400 ton WIC superconducting conductor. 



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History of MT Conferences

International Magnet Technology Conferences have been organized since 1965.

Sequence number, city and country as well as conference dates are given in the table here below:


MT-1 Palo Alto, USA 1965, September 8-10
MT-2 Abingdon, UK 1967, November 11-13
MT-3 Hamburg, West-Germany 1970, May 19-22
MT-4 Long Island, USA 1972, September 19-22
MT-5 Rome, Italy 1975, April 21-25
MT-6 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia 1977, August 29 - September 2
MT-7 Karlsruhe, West-Germany 1981, March 30 - April 3
MT-8 Grenoble, France 1983, May 5-9
MT-9 Zurich, Switzerland 1985, September 9-13
MT-10 Boston, USA 1987, September 21-25
MT-11 Tsukuba, Japan 1989, August 28 - September 1
MT-12 Leningrad, USSR 1991, June 23-28
MT-13 Victoria, Canada 1993, September 20-24
MT-14 Tampere, Finland 1995, July 11-15
MT-15 Beijing, China 1997, October 20-25
MT-16 Ponte Vedra Beach, USA 1999, September 26 - October 2
MT-17 Geneva, Switzerland 2001, September 24-28
MT-18 Morioka, Japan 2003, October 20-24
MT-19 Genoa, Italy 2005, September 18-23
MT-20 Philadelphia, USA 2007, August 27-31
MT-21 Hefei, Anhui, China 2009, October 18-23
MT-22 Marseille, France 2011, September 12-16
MT-23 Boston, USA 2013, July 14-19
MT-24 Seoul, Korea 2015, October 18-23
MT-25 Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2017, August 27 - September 1
MT-26 Vancouver, Canada 2019, September 22-27
MT-27 Fukuoka, Japan 2021, November 15 - 19

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