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We welcome all users of pulsed power systems


ScandiNova Users' meeting 2017

10-12 May 2017

Crowne Plaza, Geneva, Switzerland

Scandinova's 7th users' meeting will take place in the heart of Europe, Geneva, including a visit to the CERN Laboratory. 

Our annual users’ meetings give you the opportunity to meet, exchange experiences, receive the latest on ScandiNova development, training sessions on our systems and learnings from other users in Science, Industry and Medical applications. We also value your feed-back for improvements.

We gather leading users and experts from a variety of application areas, enabling both a deep and wide view from different users. Our goal is to offer you the leading meeting place within the Pulsed Power community.

We expect yet another highly interesting, entertaining and valuable users’ meeting!


ScandiNova Users' meeting in Shanghai 2016

We welcome all users of pulsed power systems (RF systems, pulse generators, e-guns) in any kind of application area. If fully booked, ScandiNova customers have first priority.  



Wednesday 10 May
19.00 Welcome dinner, Crowne Plaza

Thursday 11 May
08.30 - 09.00 Registration
09.00 - 09.05 Welcome
09.05 - 09.35 ScandiNova intro
09.35 - 10.15 ScandiNova product news and RF 
10.15 - 10.30 Break
10.30 - 11.00 ScandiNova, ScandiCAT
11.00 - 12.15 User presentations
Igor Syratchev, CERN
Peter Kolda, CPI
Ed Snyder, Varian Medical System

12.15 - 13.15 Lunch
13.15 - 14.45 User presentations
Thomas Casselden, Elekta
Dionis Kumbaro, MaxIV
William Graves and Paul Brown, MIT
15.00 Excursion, Geneva surroundings

Friday 12 May
08.30 - 08.40 Sum up
08.40 - 09.50 User presentations
Jean-Michel Rey, Posithot
Anton Kondrashev, ScanTech
Wolfgang Arnold, Amsap

09.50 - 10.10 Break
10.10-11.00 User presentations
Walter Wuensch, CERN
Ben Woolley, CERN

11.00 - 12.00 Training
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 14.00 Dev areas, Future concepts
14.30 - 18.00 Guided tour Cern Laboratory
18.30 Closing dinner at Hôtel Edelweiss, Geneva city centre


The program will include a visit to the CERN Laboratory, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva - the place for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator.



There will be User presentations from leading research institutes, radio therapy system suppliers and other industry application areas.  

Dr. Ben Woolley, RF Engineer at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Responsible for the control systems of the X-band test stands at CERN. 

  • Installation, commissioning and operation of the Xbox-3 test stand at CERN. This test stand uses 4, 6 MW Toshiba E37113 klystrons and ScandiNova K1 modulators to power 4 X-band, high gradient test slots.
Dionis Kumbaro

Dionis Kumbaro, Research Engineer at MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Sweden. Responsible for electron pre-injector (RF Guns), linear accelerations and RF power and waveguide system of MAX IV Laboratory. Dionis presentation will cover:

  • Commissioning of MAX IV Laboratory Linac RF Power
  • Two years’ experience on running of 20 pieces SCN modulators
  • MAX IV Linac RF upgrading
  • RF power test facilities

Anton Kondrashev, CEO at ScanTech Ltd., Moscow, Russia. Linac development, manufacturing and components supply in co-operation with Laboratory of Electronic Accelerators of the Moscow State University and Scantronic Systems Ltd. Linacs used for X-ray inspection systems, radiology, radiography and science. Presentation will cover:

  • C-band linac for mobile inspection system (C-band)
  • S-band linac for railroad freight scanning system (2000 Hz)
  • S-band linac for radiography (10 MeV)

Peter Kolda, Business Development Manager, Microwave Power Products at Communications & Power Industries LLC, USA.

  • Presentation: “High Power Devices at CPI”


Wolfgang Arnold, Amsap

  • To be updated with presentation content.


Dr. Igor Syratchev, CERN

  • High Efficiency Klystrons 


 Dr. Walter Wuensch, CERN

  • CLIC high-gradient accelerator development


Tom Casselden, Supplier Development Engineer at ELEKTA 

  • To be updated with presentation content.


William Graves and Paul Brown, MIT 

  • Linac and new ASU facility
  • The RF system (klystron modulators, klystrons, and waveguide system)


Jean-Michel Rey, Posithot

  • Positron generator developments: the antimatter journey from fundamental science to industry.


Ed Snyder, Senior Manager, Manufacturing at Varian Medical Systems

  • Introduction to Varian’s newest product, based on the Scandinova M100
  • Brief history of Varian and Scandinova
  • Successes and challenges of developing a new product, working across three continents


The Venue

Crowne Plaza

The conference will take place at Crowne Plaza, a modern hotel situated approximately 1km from the airport terminals and only 7km from the CERN Institute. The historic Geneva city centre is a short distance away.

ScandiNova has made preliminary room reservations at Crowne Plaza hotel. If you would like to stay at Crowne Plaza, you need to contact the hotel to confirm your reservation and for payment arrangement, before 15 April. 

Hotel website

Booking form Crowne Plaza


If you prefer another hotel alternative or have any other questions please contact Anna Röjmarker, ScandiNova,, +46 18 480 59 64



Since many of our customers are visting IPAC and/or ESTRO we have settled the dates for the User Meeting in between these two events. 
ESTRO is to be held in Vienna, May 5-9
IPAC is to be held in Copenhagen, May 14-19



You need to sign up before 15 April 2017, using the template below. 

Registration form

If you would like to stay at Crowne Plaza, please take direct contact with the hotel for reservation and payment arrangements. Refer to the agreement with ScandiNova! If you need help finding another alternative, please contact Anna Röjmarker for support., +46 18 480 59 64

Thank you for your registration

Please contact Anna Röjmarker if you have any questions, +46 18 480 59 64