Green design in a resource constrained world –
a materials perspective

with Prof. Mike Ashby and Dr Tatiana Vakhitova

Join this web seminar on Wednesday, November 4 to find out how CES EduPack can be used to illustrate and analyze materials flow through the product lifecycle, supporting teaching by enabling a comprehensive understanding of the effect this has on natural capital.

Join this web seminar to:
  • Learn about the importance of identifying and addressing resource constraints, particularly those related to the production and manufacture of materials
  • Find out how to minimize dissipation and degradation of natural capital during product design
  • Discover how CES EduPack can contribute to the understanding of these issues and provide information to help students to explore them by themselves
Products are now more complex than they were, using more elements from the periodic table.

Further information

Product design is driven to meet ever more demanding criteria: functionality, economy, desirability, environmental compatibility, and most recently, sustainability. The materials that have evolved to meet these criteria are increasingly complex chemically, now drawing on much of the Periodic Table, and they are used in quantities far larger than at any previous time. Their use requires energy, consumes non-renewable resources and creates emissions, all now requiring monitoring and control. The smooth, benign (non-damaging) flow of materials through product life is central to the way our economy now works.

How to register and join the session

There is no cost but registration is required through the WebEx system. Please ensure you set your local time zone to receive accurate meeting invitations and test your setup in advance of the meeting. How to use WebEx, including setting times zone & language preferences 

About CES EduPack

CES EduPack is the world-leading teaching resource for materials in engineering, science, processing, and design. It provides a comprehensive database of materials and process information, powerful materials software tools, and a range of supporting textbooks, lectures, projects, and exercises. With specialist editions for specific disciplines, and three levels of the database and software to suit varying needs in all years of undergraduate study and in postgraduate teaching, CES EduPack is a curriculum-wide resource.

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CES EduPack is now used at over 800 universities and colleges worldwideWho should join the web seminar?

Anyone new to CES EduPack, including professors, deans, teaching assistants, instructors, accreditation committees, undergraduate and graduate program coordinators, and department heads of university and college courses in areas including: sustainability, design, civil engineering; mechanical engineering; eco engineering; architecture; manufacturing; production engineering; and materials science and materials engineering.

Past CES EduPack users—find out what's new in CES EduPack 2015, and get inspiration for your teaching. See the major developments to the software, associated data, and teaching resources.

This web seminar is not appropriate for students.

About the Presenters

Mike Ashby, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, is a world-renowned authority on engineering materials being the author/co-author of best-selling textbooks and of over 200 papers on mechanisms of plasticity and fracture, powder compaction, mechanisms of wear, methodologies for materials selection, and the modeling of material shaping processes, among other topics. He is recipient of numerous awards and honors including Fellow of the Royal Society and Member of the American Academy of Engineering. He has been a professor at Harvard University and held academic positions in Germany and France. He is also co-founder of Granta Design and guides development of Granta’s CES EduPack.

Dr Tatiana V Vakhitova, as a part of Education Division, contributes to teaching resources development in the area of Sustainable Development. Tatiana supports educational and research institutions in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and Middle East. She holds a PhD in Engineering from the Centre for Sustainable Development and an MPhil from the Land Economy Department (University of Cambridge). Tatiana has teaching experience, working as a Teaching Assistant for Engineering Management Division at the University of Cambridge and being a supervisor for students at the Judge Business School, Engineering and Land Economy Departments (University of Cambridge).

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