Hands-on with a New Products and Materials Database

with Hannah Melia and Prof Mike Ashby

Join this web seminar on Tuesday, Jun 30 if you want to be part of a group of pioneers who can test the prototype Products and Materials database and give us feedback.

Last summer Professor Mike Ashby and the team at Granta Design worked on a new Products and Materials Database. This database is integrated into the CES EduPack software and aims to inspire and engage students by showing examples of innovative use of materials in product design, linking to more in-depth information on the materials involved and the processes used to make the product. We would now like feedback on our prototype database and are looking for people that use CES EduPack, who would be willing to download the prototype, try it out, and fill in a survey.

This web session is an introduction to this project:
  • Learn about this new database, introduced by Prof Ashby, who will explain how and why it was made
  • Find out how you can download a demo of the database and try it out
  • Join discussions in the webinar, where we hope to already hear what you think of the concept, and how you would like to see it developed to suit your teaching
  • Sign up to participate and contribute to this prototype with your feedback
  Hands-on with a New Products and Materials Database

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.

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

Anyone who uses CES EduPack and has an interest in teaching design, or design-led courses on materials. The session is for professors, deans, teaching assistants, instructors, accreditation committees, undergraduate and graduate program coordinators, and department heads of university and college courses.

This web seminar is not appropriate for students.

About the Presenters

About Hannah Melia...Hannah Melia leads the Teaching Resources Team at Granta Design and has responsibility for the coordination of work on the Educational databases. She has a degree in Materials Science and Metallurgy and a Post Graduate Certificate in Design, Manufacturing and Management from the University of Cambridge. She has worked in the United States and Germany on medical device design and technology transfer. Over the last 6 years she has interacted with academics that use CES EduPack around the world.


About Prof. Mike Ashby...Michael F. Ashby is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He is a world-renowned authority on engineering materials and the author/co-author of best-selling textbooks, including the recently published Materials and the Environment. Other current texts include Engineering Materials I & II, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Materials in Design, and Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing, and Design. He has authored 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.

Meet the rest of the team