Broadcast One

Thursday, Sept 10

  • LA: 09:00
  • New York: 12:00
  • London: 17:00
  • Paris: 18:00

10 Things Every Engineer Should Know About Materials Science

with Hannah Melia and Prof James Shackelford

Join this web seminar on Thursday, September 10 to learn what a leading educator thinks are the most important topics for Introductory Materials courses and how the CES EduPack teaching resources can help you to support learning on these courses.

Jim Shackelford recently delivered a MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) on the topic of 10 Things Every Engineer Should Know About Materials Science and after its success is now being repeated on Coursera.

Using this as the structure of the webinar, Prof Shackelford will describe briefly these 10 things and will pick four topics to cover in detail. Hannah Melia, the host, will demonstrate how CES EduPack can be used to reinforce learning in these four areas:

  • The Menu of Materials
  • Dislocations Explain Plastic Deformation
  • Stress vs. Strain
  • Lead Free solders – a case study

Professor Shackelford will be available for questions at the end of the session.




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 

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

Anyone with an interest in introductory materials teaching, 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 Prof Shackelford...James F. Shackelford has BS and MS degrees in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of California, Davis. For many years, he served as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering and later as the Director of the University Honors Program that serves students from a wide spectrum of majors. He teaches and conducts research in the structural characterization and processing of materials, focusing on glasses and biomaterials. A member of the American Ceramic Society and ASM International, he was named a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society in 1992, was named a Fellow of ASM International in 2011, and received the Outstanding Educator Award of the American Ceramic Society in 1996. In 2003, he received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the Academic Senate of the University of California, Davis. In 2012, he received the Outstanding Teaching Award of the College of Engineering at UC Davis. He has published well over 100 archived papers and books including Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers, now in its eighth edition, and which has been translated into Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.


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 six years she has interacted with academics that use CES EduPack around the world.

Meet the rest of the team 

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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