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25-27 april
san francisco, usa

Scandinova's 8th users' meeting will take place in San Francisco at Marriott Fishermans Wharf including several highly interesting users presentations, a visit to SLAC and Communications & Power Industries (CPI).

Take the opportunity to meet, exchange experiences and learnings from users in Science, Industry and Medical applications. Many of our customers are prominent in their respective areas and have many years of experience in optimizing the use of pulse modulators and RF systems. You will also receive the latest on ScandiNova development and participate in training sessions on our systems.  

ScandiNova Users' Meeting is the leading meeting place within the Pulsed Power community. We welcome both existing customers and other users of Pulsed Power systems and expect yet another highly interesting, entertaining and valuable users’ meeting!


Updated: 2018-04-23 (With reservation for adjustments.)

Wednesday 25 April
19.00 Welcome reception, Marriott Fisherman's Wharf 

Thursday 26 April
08.00 - 08.30 Registration
08.30 - 09.10 Welcome and intro
09.10 - 10.00 ScandiNova updates and product news
10.00 - 10.30 Break
10.30 - 11.10 ScandiNova RF system concept
11.10 - 12.10 User presentations
12.10 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 14.00 User presentations
14.00 - 14.15 ScandiNova RF Digitizer
14.15 - 14.30 ScandiNova Service concept
14.30 - 15.00 Break
15.00 - 15.40 ScandiNova Industry applications
15.40 - 16.00 Work shop
18.00 - 20.00 Excursion, Boat trip around Alcatraz including appetizer buffet (To/From Pier 43 1/2, Fishermans Wharf)

Friday 27 April
08.30 - 08.50 Sum up Day 1
08.50 - 10.10 User presentations
10.10 - 10.30 Break
10.30 - 12.00 Training
- Klystron System
- Magnetron and E-gun System
- Control System
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 13.30 Dev areas, Future concepts
13.30 Departure to customer visits
15.00 - 17.00 Visit and guided tour SLAC or CPI*
18.30 Closing dinner, Sam's Chowder House, 4210 N Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay

* We are pleased to announce that the 2018 program includes the opportunity to choose between a visit to SLAC or CPI located in the Bay area.

CPI is a prominent global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications and defense markets. For more information about CPI, see their website

At SLAC, we will have a guided tour of the top-notch research facilities. SLAC is a leading research institute in particle physics whose research has resulted in four Nobel prizes. For more information about SLAC, see their website.

SLAC's research yard at dawn, seen from the radio tower overlook. (Matt Beardsley Photo)


The list of speakers below will be updated continuously. 

Ed Snyder, Senior Manager, Manufacturing at Varian Medical Systems

Title: Experience with integrating the ScandiNova M100 modulator into Varian Medical Systems radiation therapy machine.

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

Title: Vacuum Tubes in the Heart of Silicon Valley.

Craig P. Burkhart, Director, RF Accelerator Research Division, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Peter Brand, Technical Manager at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). 

Peter has degrees in both Electronic Technology (AAS from Hudson Valley Community College [HVCC] in 1980) and Electrical Engineering (BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute [RPI] in 1995). He has been at RPI since 1985 and have served as an Electronic technician, Electrical Engineer, and Manager over the past 37 years.

Title: RPI Linear Accelerator Upgrade Project

Kenichiro Suzuki, Klystron engineer, Electron Tube Engineering Dept. at Toshiba Electron Tubes & Devices.

Title: The back side of klystron operating instructions.

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.

Title: MAX IV Laboratory Linac RF Power upgradering

Gerard McMonagle, CERN

Title: Xband Klystron/modulator and High Gradient testing experience at CERN.

Hideyuki Obata, Deputy General Manager R&D Department, Microwave Division, New Japan Radio Co., Ltd. 

Title: Impedance matching between the modulator and magnetron for turnkey operation and performance optimization.


Hengjie Ma, Principal RF engineer, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Title: Operation experience of K2 and K300 Klystron Modulators at NSLS-II, and Upgrade options"  including experience of running Thales and Toshiba klystrons with the two modulators.

Markus Hüning, Head of the injector Group (MIN) at Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany  

Title: Particle Accelerators at DESY.

David Rowlands, Head of Applications Engineering at Teledyne e2v

Title: The challenges of integrating magnetrons and modulators.

Mikael Lindholm, Founder and Senior Vice President Sales&Marketing at ScandiNova Systems
Klas Elmquist, R&D Director at ScandiNova Systems
Per Benkowski, Deputy R&D Director and IT Manager at ScandiNova Systems

Osamu Yushiro, CEO ScandiNova K.K. 


Eugen Veszelei, R&D Engineer, M.Sc.EE Ph


  Jonas Gustafsson, R&D Control system Designer at ScandiNova Systems

The venue

The conference will take place at San Francisco Marriott Fishermans Wharf, a modern hotel situated in the city centre, by the bay.

If you would like to stay at Marriott Fishermans Wharf, please use the link below to make online reservation. 

Book your group rate for ScandiNova Systems Customer Event   

Hotel website

2017 Users' Meeting in Geneva

Last year, around 60 participants enjoyed the privilege to listen to inspirational presentations from leading research institutes, providers of radiotherapy systems and RF equipment manufacturers. The conference also included a visit to the CERN Laboratory where we had a guided tour and demonstration of the klystron-based test stands (XBOX 1-3) for CLIC powered by ScandiNova pulse modulators. 



If you have any questions about the conference please contact Anna Röjmarker, or Erik Sundström, Head of Communications,, +46 70 395 33 95


You need to sign up before 31 March 2018, using the template below. 



Since many of our customers are visting IPAC we have settled the dates for the Users' Meeting in connection to this event.  
IPAC is to be held in Vancouver, April 29-May 4, 2018.


Registration form

If you would like to stay at Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf, 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