CES EduPack Workshop, hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology

From Introductory Materials Teaching to Advanced Material
Selection Case Studies with CES EduPack


Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA


Thursday, November 10



Workshop Package:

One-day hands-on course

Case Study Papers (supporting Callister, Ashby & Shackelford)

Course Notes

One-month access to all CES EduPack databases and editions

Join this one-day workshop for inspirational ideas and teaching resources that will help you to engage students in learning about materials and their use in engineering and design applications.

See universities previously attending this workshop >

Originating from Professor Mike Ashby's work at Cambridge University and used by 200+ US Universities, including Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Northwestern, Georgia Tech, Purdue University, and University of Michigan, CES EduPack enhances the teaching of materials at all levels of university education across Engineering, Science and Design.

"The workshop turned out to be a very productive day for me. I strongly recommend that my colleagues, both beginners and seasoned users, participate in the upcoming users workshop. You will learn a great deal, and I guarantee that you won’t be bored!"
Professor David Pope, University of Pennsylvania

WorkshopWhether you already use CES EduPack in your teaching, or have heard about the resources and would like to know more, take a trip to Atlanta and participate in our workshop to discover CES EduPack and contribute to its future development. From simple examples to engage introductory materials and engineering students, to applied design projects using visual, interactive and systematic material selection methodology, the interactive sessions will inspire your teaching.

The workshop will be led by Luca Masi, USA Development Manager at Granta Design and Dr. Lee Phillips, Materials Research & Education Consultant at Granta Design. You are sure to leave Atlanta enlightened and entertained!

Universities previously attending CES EduPack workshops in North America

Northwestern University, Ohio State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Pennsylvania, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Boston University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Louisville, Auburn University and University of Toledo are some of the universities that have attended one of our CES EduPack workshops in North America.

Course Content

Thursday, November 10

Introductory Level - Morning
Time Topic
08.00 Registration & refreshments
08.30 Course opens - Welcome, Introductions and Agenda Review
08.45 Materials, Data and Charts for CES EduPack


Hands-on exercises
10.30 Coffee break
10.45 Materials Selection: translation, screening, ranking
12:00 Hands-on exercises
12.30 Lunch

Thursday, November 10

Advanced Level - Afternoon

Time Topic
12.30 Registration & Lunch
13.15 Welcome, Introductions and Agenda Review
13.30 Advanced Materials Selection with Objectives in Conflict
14.30 Coffee Break
14.45 Advanced Editions and Synthesizer Tool
15.45 Hands-on exercises
16.15 Wrap up, discussion and information on Granta's tools for R&D
16.30 Close

About the presenters

Luca Masi, USA Development Manager, Granta Design
Luca Masi is an Aerospace Engineer working at Granta Design as Development Manager for USA. He has previously collaborated with the French Space Agency on software development for bio-inspired space trajectory optimization and on computational techniques for engineering decision-making at the Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory, University of Strathclyde (UK). He is author of chapters for AIAA and IEEE books on these subjects. He also has R&D experience in spacecraft propulsion systems. Luca holds an MSc in Space Engineering and a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Pisa (Italy), and is completing a PhD in computational techniques for aerospace engineering applications.

  Mr Masi
Dr Lee Phillips, Materials Consultant for Education & Research, Granta Design
Dr Lee Phillips is a former materials science researcher with an MSci and PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he also taught undergraduates and participated in science outreach projects. He has since undertaken postdoctoral research at the CNRS-Thales joint laboratory in France, where he studied multifunctional materials and devices. As Materials Consultant for Research and Education, Lee helps to lead projects in the Education Division and with external collaborators to enhance our teaching resources and databases, and also assists with internal, external and online training about the educational resources that Granta develops.
  Dr Phillips



Early Bird Rate(before Sept 16)

Normal Rate (after Sept 16)

Introductory Level (morning)



Advanced Level (afternoon)



Full day



Both the introductory and advanced level packages include lunch and refreshments.


Georgia Institute of Technology
Callaway Manufacturing Research Center Building
813 Ferst Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30332

Meeting Room: Room 114 Directions >


The Granta team will be staying at the Hampton Inn Atlanta-Georgia Tech-Downtown Hotel.

Hampton Inn Atlanta-Georgia Tech-Downtown Hotel
244 North Avenue, N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30313

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