Oxford Cryosystems

Oxford Cryosystems is a market-leading designer and manufacturer of high quality open flow cryocoolers for the X-ray diffraction market and a manufacturer of Gifford-McMahon crycoolers for wide cooling applications such as radio astronomy.

The company finds its origins in the Department of Physics at the Oxford University starting in the 1980s with the development of the Cryostream Cooler. It has since grown into an organisation with a number of distinct product lines and twenty members of staff exporting systems throughout the world.

Science remains at the heart of the Oxford Cryosystems business. Its very-low-temperature cooling devices enable researchers to analyse the structure of materials in a variety of different market sectors. 


Oxford Cryosystems Ltd

3 Blenheim Office Park

Lower Road, Long Hanborough
Oxford OX29 8LN

Tel: +44 1993 883 488

Web: www.oxcryo.com 

Anthony Cooper

Managing Director

Anthony completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science at the University of Birmingham in 1998 before starting work as a Process Engineer for the Birmingham Mint. After three years he returned to Birmingham University to study for a PhD in Micro Electromechanical Systems where he was sponsored by BAE Systems to develop novel non-contact MEMs switches for airborne radar systems.

After completing his PhD, he worked briefly in semiconductor process development and then business development at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories before joining Bookham Technology, one of the world's largest optical communications device suppliers, taking responsibility for EMEA sales and business development.

In 2009 Anthony joined the AIM listed group Elektron Technology PLC to take responsibility for Queensgate Instruments and shortly afterwards Digitron. He went on the lead the Instrumentation division of the group, responsible for nine instrumentation companies with a combined turnover of £25m. Since that period Anthony has been responsible for the successful turnaround of several UK based manufacturing businesses across a wide range of industries.

Anthony joined Oxford Cryosystems in July 2019 as Managing Director.