Charile Danaher

Initial testing of the HPD Model 106 Shasta ADR Cryostat, circa 2010.
Image source: MetalWorker magazine, July/August 2010.

Over 25 years...

of developing elegant cryogenic systems and partnerships around the world

After 25 years in the high-tech cryogenics field, while employed at Cryogenic Technical Services (CTS) and High Precision Devices (HPD), and working with some of the best scientific minds in the world, Charlie Danaher started Danaher Cryogenics to respond to the ever-increasing need for elegant, collaborative solutions to address new cryogenic challenges.

Danaher Cryogenics employs a classic, disciplined approach to not just successfully identify the problem at hand, but, moreover, to use such an opportunity to bring about a unique and beautiful answer to that need.

pursue forward

In the early 2000s, Charlie began working with scientists at NIST Boulder to develop several new cryostat models. This included the most popular, commercially available ADR Cryostat in the world, the HPD series. 

Photo caption: commissioning a cryostat at the University of Toronto’s Long Wavelength Lab, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics.

In addition to NIST Boulder, Charlie has extensive experience working with many other national labs, including NASA, Argonne National Lab, Fermi National Lab, as well as a wide range of top-notch universities and national labs, worldwide.

Photo caption: LIGO scientists visiting Boulder for testing the Horizontal Access Module (HAM). Image source: “Boulder-based HPD’s equipment helps LIGO team win Nobel Prize,” BizWest.

Just as important as the technical expertise is to a successful project, Charlie’s approach to business transcends the conventional Supplier-Customer model.  That is, when all parties are equally committed to excellence and uncompromising success, a true collaboration forms, yielding beautiful results.

A Chip-Socket Tester developed at HPD in partnership with Seeqc for testing bare diced chips at 50 mK.

“For many years Charlie has proven to be a valued partner in our cryogenic system development at Seeqc: starting from the initial conceptual design of how to test bare chips at 50 mK, leading the development team effort to the successful delivery of the cryosystems to our lab and debugging/optimizing their performances.

Additionally, and maybe most notably, Charlie never wavered when technical setbacks arose – as they inevitably do. Rather, he displayed perseverance and professionalism, and together we achieved great results.”

Dr. Oleg Mukhanov, CTO & Co-Founder of Seeqc

Left: A Chip-Socket Tester developed at HPD in partnership with Seeqc for testing bare diced chips at 50 mK. Right: Experimental Space components of a 50 mK Cryogenic Chip Tester for 5mm bare-chips. Commissioned at Seeqc, Elmsford, NY.