CES EduPack Workshop, hosted by Boston University

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


Boston University, Boston, MA, USA


Friday, September 30

Early Bird:

Wednesday, August 31

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 Boston 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. Claes Fredriksson, Senior Materials Education Consultant at Granta Design. You are sure to leave Boston 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

Friday, September 30

Introductory Level - Morning
Time Topic
08.00 Registration & refreshments
08.20 Course opens - Welcome, Introductions and Agenda Review
08.30 Materials, Data and Charts for CES EduPack
09.30 Hands-on exercises and Coffee Break
09.45 Materials Selection: translation, screening, ranking
11:00 Lunch
12:00 Hands-on exercises

Friday, September 30

Advanced Level - Afternoon

Time Topic
11.00 Lunch
12.00 Registration
12:30 Review of Morning Activities
12:45 Advanced Materials Selection with Objectives in Conflict
13:15 Automotive Industrial Case Study with Part Cost Estimator
14:00 Coffee Break
14:15 Advanced Editions: Bioengineering, Sustainable Development and the Synthesizer
15:15 Hands-on exercises
15:30 Wrap up, discussion and information on Granta's tools for R&D
16:00 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 Claes Fredriksson, Senior Materials Education Consultant
Dr Fredriksson has more than 15 years’ experience teaching Materials-related subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students in Sweden, Canada, Belgium and the USA, mainly in Mechanical Engineering. After gaining an MSc in Engineering Physics and PhD in Theoretical Physics he worked in both theoretical and experimental research on polymers, metals and biomaterials. He has a passion for teaching and won a grant as part of Sweden’s Excellence in Teaching Program to enable him to teach in the USA and facilitate the cross-pollination of pedagogical approaches.
  Dr Fredriksson



Early Bird Rate(before Aug 31)

Normal Rate (after Aug 31)

Introductory Level (morning)



Advanced Level (afternoon)



Full day



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


Boston University
730 Commonwealth Avenue
Brookline, MA

Meeting Room: Room 205

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