Package includes:

  • 1 day of hands-on training
  • 1 copy of an Ashby textbook
  • Course notes
  • 30 days access to All Editions of CES EduPack and online teaching resources

From Introductory Materials Teaching to Advanced Industrial Case Studies

Guest speaker from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Venue: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cost: Early bird 200€ (before June 30), 300€ (after June 30)—limited spaces available

Join this one-day short course 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, and their relevance for life-cycle thinking and eco-design.

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Dietrich of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will cover hybrids and composites and how he integrates this in his course, giving you ideas for your own teaching. The day will include interactive training, providing an introduction to teaching with CES EduPack.

Originating from Professor Mike Ashby's work at the University of Cambridge and used by over 1000 institutions across the globe, including leading universities across Europe from TU Delft in the Netherlands, University of Manchester in the UK, Chalmers in Sweden and the hosts of this short course, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. CES EduPack enhances the teaching of engineering materials at all levels of university education.

  KIT   Short Course

The Introductory Course is ideal for those who are new to CES EduPack or seeking a refresher on its use. As part of the course package, participants will receive access to All Editions of the software for 30 days after the course. The course will be led by Dr Tatiana Vakhitova and Dr Lee Phillips.

The course will take place in the Institute of Applied Materials – Werkstoffkunde IAM-WK at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. All participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the program.

Course Content

Wednesday, July 27

Time Topic
09:00 Registration & refreshments
9:30 Course opens - Welcome, Introductions, Teaching Resource Website and Agenda Review
9:45 Materials, Data and Charts for CES EduPack
10:45 Hands-on exercises
11:15 Materials Selection: Translation, Screening, Ranking
12:15 Hands-on Exercises
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Guest speaker: Dr.-Ing. Stefan Dietrich, KIT
Material Selection for Composite and Hybrid Materials
14:30 Industrial Case Study with Part Cost Estimation
15:30 Coffee & Refreshments
15:45 Eco-Selection and the Eco Audit Tool: Introducing Students to Life-Cycle Thinking
16:45 Advanced CES EduPack Databases: Standard Level 3, Bioengineering, Polymer, Aerospace and Sustainable Development
17:15 Wrap up & discussion
17:30 Close

About the hosts and location

This short course is hosted by the Institute for Applied Materials IAM-WK at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The Institute focuses on research, teaching and innovation in the field of material structure. It is based on the south campus of KIT, which is located next to the Karlsruhe castle and the city centre.

Fifty years after the foundation of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and 181 years after the foundation of Universität Karlsruhe, both institutions were successful in the Excellence Initiative of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal States 2006. Their concept for the future envisaged the unique merger of both institutions into Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

KIT pools its three core tasks of research, higher education, and innovation in a mission. With about 9,300 employees and 25,000 students, KIT is one of the big institutions of research and higher education in natural sciences and engineering in Europe.

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About the presenters

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Dietrich, Head of the Department Production and Component Behaviour, KIT
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Dietrich’s research focuses on the characterization, simulation, and stability and impacts of the process related microstructure of components. He also investigates shot peening and its modifications for the use of hardening and for local thermal treatment, as induction hardening or laser edge layer hardening.

At KIT he is involved in teaching different lectures, seminars, and tutorials related to material science and engineering. He is giving the lecture on systematic material selection for mechanical, economic and materials engineers.

  Dr Dietrich

Dr Tatiana V Vakhitova, Education Development Manager, Granta Design
As a part of Education Division, contributes to teaching resources development in the area of Sustainable Development. Tatiana supports educational and research institutions in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and Middle East. She holds a PhD in Engineering from the Centre for Sustainable Development and an MPhil from the Land Economy Department (University of Cambridge, UK).

Tatiana has teaching experience, working as a Teaching Assistant for Engineering Management Division at the University of Cambridge and being a supervisor for students at the Judge Business School, Engineering and Land Economy Departments (University of Cambridge).

  Dr Vakhitova
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 (before June 30)

Normal Rate (after June 30)

Short Course Package

200 €

300 €

Price includes short course package, refreshments and lunch.

Short Course Package includes:

  • 1 day of hands-on training
  • 1 copy of an Ashby textbook
  • Course notes
  • 30 days access to All Editions of CES EduPack and online teaching resources


Institute for Applied Materials – Werkstoffkunde (IAM-WK)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Campus Süd Engelbert-Arnold-Straße 4
Building 10.91
76131 Karlsruhe

Meeting Room: Room 380

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The Granta team will be staying at the Novotel Karlsruhe City Hotel. The hotel is a 20 minute walk, 5 minute taxi ride or 25 minute train ride away.

Novotel Karlsruhe City Hotel
Festplatz 2
Karlsruhe 76137
+49 721/35260

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To book, please visit their website directly, or try a hotel booking agent for special rates.

Alternative Nearby Hotel Options:

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  1. Novotel Karlsruhe City Hotel
    (host hotel)
  2. ACHAT Plaza Karlsruhe
  3. Hotel Kaiserhof
  4. Hotel ibis Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
  5. Alfa Hotel Karlsruhe