CES EduPack Workshop

From Introductory Materials Teaching to Advanced Specialist Courses


  • 1 or 2 days
    hands-on training
  • 1 copy of an Ashby textbook
  • Course notes
  • 30 days access to All Editions of CES EduPack and online teaching resources

Venue: University of Sheffield

Dates: September 14-15, 2015

Cost: £150/€200 for one day or £250/€350 for both days

This training consists of two days of interactive sessions. Participants can choose which day to attend. Day one consists of an introduction to teaching with CES EduPack and Day two consists of sessions on a selection of the advanced editions of CES EduPack.

CES EduPack originates from Professor Mike Ashby's work at the University of Cambridge and is used by over 1,000 institutions across the globe, including UK Russell Group Universities (such as our hosts the University of Sheffield), leading Universities across the rest of Europe, US Ivy League institutes, and in Asia such as the National University of Singapore. CES EduPack enhances the teaching of engineering materials at all levels of university education.

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The Introductory Course is ideal for those who are new to CES EduPack or seeking a refresher on its use. The Advanced Course is for those who have completed the Introductory Course, or are more familiar with the use of CES EduPack—providing insight into the advanced editions and covering a range of specialist case studies and features across sessions. As part of the course package participants will receive access to All editions of the software for 30 days after the course. The courses will be led by Dr Claes Fredriksson and supported by Dr Pippa Newby.

The courses will take place in the Pam Liversidge Building at the University of Sheffield, and we are kindly being hosted by the Department of Material Science and Engineering. All participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the program.

Course Content

Day One: Introducing Materials Selection and the Environment

Monday, September 14

Time Topic
09:00 Registration & refreshments
10:00 Course opens-Welcome, Introductions and Agenda Review
10:15 Unit 1: The Materials of Engineering
11:00 Hands-on exercises
11:15 Unit 2: Material Property Charts: mapping the materials universe
11:45 Hands-on exercises
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Unit 4: Manipulating Properties: chemistry, microstructure, architecture
13:30 Hands-on exercises
13:45 Unit 6-7: Materials Selection: translation, screening, ranking
14:35 Hands-on exercises
15:00 Coffee & Refreshments
15:30 Unit 12: Eco-selection and the Eco Audit Tool: introducing students to life-cycle thinking
16:15 Hands-on exercises
16:30 Wrap up & discussion
17:00 Close

Day Two: Advanced Materials Selection in Aerospace and Bioengineering

Tuesday, September 15

Time Topic
09:00 Registration & refreshments
10:00 Course opens-Welcome, Summary of Day 1 and Agenda Review
10:15 Aerospace and the Hybrid Synthesizer
11:30 Hands-on exercises
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Bioengineering
14:45 Hands-on exercises
15:00 Coffee & Refreshments
15:30 Selector for Advanced Materials Teaching
16:30 Wrap up & discussion
17:00 Close

About the Hosts and location

This short course is hosted by the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sheffield and will be held in the Pam Liversidge Building.  This new facility complements the £85M Diamond building investment in teaching and learning and will create a fantastic place for modern interdisciplinary teaching. 

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sheffield is one of the biggest in the UK. With seven departments and two interdisciplinary programmes covering all the engineering disciplines, 4,300 students, 950 staff and £50M annual research-related income from government, industry and charity, it is one of the best institutions in the world to study or do research in engineering.

The Faculty has a long tradition of working with industry including Rolls-Royce, Network Rail and Siemens. Its industrial successes are exemplified by the award-winning Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), the £25 million Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) and – jointly with Boeing – the new £43M Factory 2050, the UK’s first fully reconfigurable digital factory.

About the presenters

Dr Claes Fredriksson, Senior Materials Education Consultant, Granta Design.
Claes Fredriksson has more than 15 years’ experience teaching Materials-related subjects to undergraduate and post graduate students in Sweden, Canada, Belgium and the U.S.A, mainly in Mechanical Engineering. After gaining an MSc in Engineering Physics and PhD in Theoretical Physics he worked in both theoretical and experimental research on polymers, metals and biomaterials. He has a passion for teaching and won a grant as part of Sweden’s Excellence in Teaching Program to enable him to teach in the U.S.A. and facilitate the cross-pollination of pedagogical approaches.

Dr Pippa Newby, Education Account Manager, Granta Design.
Dr Pippa Newby supports educational and research institutions in the UK and ROI. She holds a PhD in Materials from Imperial College London and an MPhys in Physics including a master’s project in Optical Coherence Tomography from the University of Kent. Pippa has teaching experience through laboratory demonstrating, supporting first year material science students with their maths studies, tutoring at a range of levels and taken part in various outreach programs including space school, cool physics and forensic crime labs.



University of Sheffield
The Pam Liversidge Building (174 on the map)
Mappin St.
S1 3JD

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