Inspiring Designers and Engaging Engineers with Products and Materials

with Hannah Melia and Magda Figuerola

Join this web seminar on Thursday, December 10 to discover the new Products, Materials, and Processes database integrated in CES EduPack. This new database will help educators to inspire and engage students by showing examples of innovative use of materials in product design.

Knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes are essential for any designer. It can sometimes, however, be hard to get students to engage in the topic. The new Products, Materials, and Processes database, that will be presented in this webinar, focuses on products that use materials in innovative ways. Students are encouraged to find out about the materials these products are made of and how they were made.

Join this web seminar to find out how this new database can help your students to:
  • Engage with materials and material properties through their role in iconic or interesting products
  • Learn why materials are chosen and how these choices change over the decades as new materials are developed
  • Explore aesthetic attributes—including how we select and substitute materials based on both function and aesthetics
  • Learn how products are made
  • See how making the same object out of different materials changes the perception of the product
Innovative Products to inspire designers and engineers

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.

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.


Magda Figuerola is our Materials and Design Specialist in the Teaching Resources Team at Granta Design. She holds a BEng Industrial Design Engineering, an MSc in Materials Engineering and an MEng in Project Development for Product Engineering. Her industrial experience in a diverse range of Engineering and Design companies, along with her educational background, gives her valuable insights into the technical aspects of design. Magda is working with Mike Ashby on the area of Industrial Design and the Products and Materials database. She also supports the team with smart visual and infographics, innovation and web expertise. She is responsible for the Teaching Resources Website and helps academics find relevant teaching resources.

Meet the rest of the team