Hands-on workshops

From introductory materials teaching to advanced materials selection


Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA


Friday, March 9, 2018

Early bird:

Friday, February 16

Workshop Package:

  • One-day hands-on course
  • A case study paper
  • 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 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.

Prof. Pope "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 Arizona 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 and Dr. Bridget Ogwezi from Granta Design. You are sure to leave Arizona enlightened and entertained!

North American Universities previously attending CES EduPack workshops


| 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, March 9, 2018
Time Topic
8:30 AM Registration & refreshments
9 AM Course opens - Welcome, Introductions, Granta's Education Hub and Agenda Review
9:30 AM Getting started with CES EduPack
Learn how to engage students using our interactive, visual software, with access to reliable materials data including hands-on exercises.
10:45 AM Coffee break
11:15 AM Materials Selection: translation, screening, ranking
Discover the basics of systematic materials selection methodology, teaching transferable skills to your students. Including hands-on exercises.
12:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM Objectives in Conflict and Advanced Industrial Case Study
Delve deeper into material selection methodology by examining an advance industrial case study.
2:15 PM Eco-Design and the Eco Audit Tool: introducing students to life-cycle thinking
Examine Eco Design and Life-cycle thinking to support material selection from greener products.
3 PM Coffee break
3:30 PM Knowledge and Ideas Exchange for Educators (Discussion)
Discussion of ideas of how to teach materials related topics
4 PM Advanced Teaching and Future Developments
Lightening tour of the advanced teaching data and tools, as well as a sneak peak of the future developments that are being worked on.
4:30 PM Wrap up and discussion. Course evaluation.
4:45 PM Close

About the presenters

Luca Masi, Granta Design

Luca is an aerospace engineer leading university-related activities in the Americas for Granta Design. He has run materials selection short courses at universities (Georgia Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Boston University, University of California, Irvine) and conferences (TMS, MS&T, ASEE). Before joining Granta, he has collaborated with the French Space Agency on software development for bio-inspired space trajectory optimization, and on computational techniques for multi-objective optimization as part of his Ph.D. at the Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory, University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom). He authored several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) on these subjects. He also has R&D industrial experience in spacecraft propulsion systems. Masi holds a master’s degree (first class) in space engineering and a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Pisa (Italy).

  Luca Masi

Dr. Bridget Ogwezi, Granta Design

Bridget is part of the team working with universities in the USA, supporting the use of CES EduPack. She holds a B.Eng in Civil Engineering from the University of Surrey. She also holds an Engineering Doctorate from the Technologies for a Sustainable Built Environment Centre at the University of Reading, UK. Her research involved the innovative use of hybrid materials for sustainable design. She has worked with BuroHappold Engineering Facades, assisting in thermal analysis to improve building designs.

  Dr. Bridget Ogwezi


Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

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Early Bird Rate

Normal Rate (after Feb 16)

Workshop Package



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.