CES EduPack Workshop, hosted by University of Toronto

Advanced Material Selection: from lightweighting to Eco Design with CES EduPack


University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada


Friday, May 26, 2017

Early bird:

Friday, April 14, 2017

Workshop Package:

One-day hands-on course

Case Study Papers

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+ North American Universities, including The University of Toronto, The University of British Columbia, Northwestern, The University of Waterloo, Georgia Tech, Purdue University, The University of Alberta, and Université Laval, 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 Toronto 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 Dr. Claes Fredriksson, Senior Materials Education Consultant at Granta Design and Dr. Joel Galos, Education & Research Manager at Granta Design. You are sure to leave Toronto 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 | Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Boston University | Illinois Institute of Technology | University of Louisville | Clemson University | University of Toledo | University of Massachusetts Lowell | University of Florida | University of Michigan-Dearborn | Georgia Institute of Technology | Auburn University | Washington University in St. Louis | The University of Alabama | University of Toledo | Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering | Philadelphia University | University of California, Berkeley | University of California, Davis | San Francisco State University | Santa Clara University |

Course Content

Friday, May 26, 2017
Time Topic
08:30 Registration & refreshments
09:00 Course opens - Welcome, Introductions and Agenda Review
09:30 Getting started with CES EduPack
Learn how to engage students using our interactive, visual software, with access to reliable materials data.
10:00 Hands-on exercises
10:30 Coffee break
10:45 Materials Selection: translation, screening, ranking
Discover the basics of systematic materials selection methodology, teaching transferable skills to your students.
11:30 Hands-on exercises
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Objectives in conflict and lightweighting case study
See how this selection methodology is used commercially and inspire your students and fellow researchers with advanced industrial case studies.
14:00 The Eco Audit and Synthesizer Tool case studies
Explore concepts to support your eco design courses using Eco Audit, and explore hybrids and composites with the Synthesizer Tool.
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Knowledge and Ideas Exchange
An opportunity for educators to exchange teaching ideas and personal experiences with CES EduPack. Aimed to complement and strengthen your teaching and syllabus.
16:30 Materials data, charting and selection for R&D
See how product developers find the property data they need, manage materials information for projects and collaborations, and analyze this data to compare, select, and assess materials.
16:45 Wrap up and close

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 post graduate students in Sweden, Canada, Belgium and the U.S.A, 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 Programme to enable him to teach in the U.S.A. and facilitate the cross-pollination of pedagogical approaches.

Claes works with academics across the world, collaborating on producing teaching resources and running CES EduPack training.

  Claes Fredriksson
Dr. Joel Galos, Education & Research Manager, Granta Design
Joel Galos joins Granta Design as an Education & Research Manager for North America having completed a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Joel has a broad technical background and holds a MSc in Composite Materials from Imperial College London, as well as Bachelor Degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics from the University of New South Wales. His research has been published in numerous academic journals and he is involved in teaching undergraduate materials laboratory classes at Cambridge. He spent one year of his undergraduate study as an exchange student at Purdue University and he worked briefly as an Aeronautical Design Engineer in Sydney, Australia.
  Joel Galos


Room 2175, 2nd Floor
Bahen Centre for Information Technology
University of Toronto
40 St. George Street
ON M5S 2E4


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Early Bird Rate (before April 14)

Normal Rate (after April 14)



Registration includes the workshop package, lunch and refreshments.

Discounted Registration for Groups

Please contact Abbie Fung (Event Manager) for group discount registration. To qualify:

  • All attendees must be from the same university.
  • Group size must be of three (3) or more.
  • All attendees must register at the same time.
  • Full payment must be received at the time of registration.