CES EduPack Workshop

Teaching Materials: Properties, Selection and Eco Design

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
  • 30 day trial of CES Selector

Venue: Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Delft, The Netherlands

Date: January 11, 2016

Cost: £150/€200

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

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, Inholland University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, CES EduPack enhances the teaching of engineering materials at all levels of university education.

  Philadelphia course, 2013

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 Claes Fredriksson and supported by Dr Pippa Newby and Elisabeth Kahlmeyer.

The course will take place in the Inholland University of Applied Sciences Building in Delft, and we are kindly being hosted by the Department of Aeronautical Engineering. All participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the program.

Course Content

Introducing Materials Selection and the Environment

Monday, January 11

Time Topic
09:00 Registration & refreshments
10:00 Course opens - Welcome, Introductions and Agenda Review
10:15 Unit 1-2: Materials, Data and Charts for CES EduPack
11:15 Hands-on exercises
12:00 Unit 4: Manipulating Properties: chemistry, microstructure, architecture
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Unit 6-7: Materials Selection: translation, screening, ranking
14:30 Hands-on exercises
15:00 Coffee & Refreshments
15:30 Unit 12: Eco-selection and the Eco Audit Tool: introducing students to life-cycle thinking
16:15 Hands-on exercises
16:30 Wrap up & discussion
17:00 Close

About the hosts and location

This short course is hosted by the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Delft, in the Inholland building. The location is shared with other study programs in Agriculture & Food Business, and Landscape & Environmental Management. The building is located near the centre of the TU Delft campus. The building is remarkable for its transparent architecture with an atrium with a large glass wall.

The Department of Aeronautical Engineering aims to educate engineers and designers to bachelor-degree level for the OEMs. Teaching in years 1 and 2 is split between English and Dutch; years 3 and 4 are taught in English only. The Inholland Composites Laboratory is located 100m from the school. As well as gaining a thorough mechanical and mathematical background, the students are challenged to be international, creative, scientific and entrepreneurial.

Inholland is one of the large universities for undergraduates, with nine buildings in the mid-west of the country. It offers a large range of study programs.

About the presenters

Dr Claes Fredriksson, Senior Materials Education Consultant, Granta Design
Dr Claes 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 Pippa Newby, Education Development Manager, Granta Design
Dr Pippa Newby supports Educational institutions across the globe including the UK, Northern Europe Canada and Asia. She holds a PhD in Materials from Imperial College London and an MPhys in Physics from the University of Kent. Pippa has teaching experience through laboratory demonstrating, supporting first year material science students with their maths studies, tutoring at a range of levels and taken part in various outreach programs including space school, cool physics and forensic crime labs.


Elisabeth Kahlmeyer, Education Account Manager, Granta Design
Elisabeth Kahlmeyer holds a degree in Geology from Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), and has gained teaching as well as research experience in Canada. Additionally, she has several years of working experience as a graphic designer in Germany. Elisabeth supports Universities and Colleges in Northern Europe and German speaking countries.



Faculty of Engineering, Design and Computing
Aeronautical Engineering/Luchtvaarttechnologie
Rotterdamseweg 141
2628 AL Delft

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Railway station Delft Central: 20 minutes walk (follow the pink line).

Bus Lines to Aula TUDelft (5 minutes walk to the school):

  • 40 (dir. Rotterdam Centraal)
  • 55 (dir. Zoetermeer)
  • 69 (dir. Technopolis via TU)
  • 174 (dir. Rotterdam Noord via Berkel)

By car: Route navigator: Leeghwaterstraat. Park at the rear, beneath the building.


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