Keynote Speakers

Yoichiro Ikeya

Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd, Japan

Graduated Department of Mechanical Engineering, Keio University in March 1988 and completed Graduate School of Science and Technology of Keio University with Master in Engineering majoring thermodynamics in 1990.
In 1990, joined Hiratsuka Research Laboratory of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, ltd. in Japan for research and development of cryogenic refrigerators.
In 1994, started working for Cryogenics Department of the company to develop 4 Kelvin GM (Gifford-McMahon) cryocoolers for commercial applications including superconducting magnets for MRI and various scientific research fields, such as material science, astronomies.
The research and development work has been continued to improve cooling efficiency and reliability of not only GM coolers but also other small cryocoolers since then.

Mr. Ikeya is currently General Manager of Engineering, Cryogenics Division, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, ltd. and responsible to develop wide range commercial cryocoolers.
Member of Cryogenics and Superconductivity Society of Japan (CSSJ) Member of Management or Advisory Committee of CSSJ.