Hands-on workshops

Materials Selection in Teaching and Research


National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Workshop Package:

  • One-day hands-on course
  • Course notes
  • One-month access to all CES EduPack databases and editions
  • One-month access to
    CES Selector

Join this one-day open seminar and hands-on workshop on materials data visualization and selection tools for research and teaching. Inspirational ideas and teaching resources that will help you to engage students in learning about materials and their use in engineering will be shared.

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Session outcomes

  • Discover the basics of systematic materials selection methodology, teaching transferable skills to your students. This includes hands-on exercises
  • Discuss ideas of how best to teach materials-related topics
  • Learn how to engage students using our interactive, visual software, with access to reliable materials data including hands-on exercises
  • Gain insight into advanced data and tools that are used for any materials related critical decision making in industry and research, and the importance of Materials intelligence.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone teaching materials or related subjects in engineering, science, design, or sustainable development
  • Educators who are not yet using CES EduPack – what is it, and how can it support your teaching?
  • Researchers and engineers which have interest in materials data visualization and Materials Intelligence
  • Anyone that is not yet using CES Selector – what is it, and how does it support university research and industry?

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

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Course content

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time Topic
8:30 Registration & refreshments
9:15 Welcome and agenda review
9:30 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.
10:00 Hands-on session with CES EduPack (session one)
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Materials Selection: translation, screening, ranking
Discover the basics of systematic materials selection methodology, teaching transferable skills to your students. Including hands-on exercises.
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Hands-on session with CES EduPack (session two)
14:00 Introduction to the Eco Audit tool and Eco Design
Examine Eco Design and Life-cycle thinking to support material selection.
14:30 Knowledge and Ideas Exchange for Educators (Discussion)
Discussion of ideas of how to teach materials related topics
15:00 Coffee
15:30 Introduction to CES Selector with Hands-on session
How to cover the most common materials selection scenarios in research and industry
17:00 GRANTA MI: Materials intelligence for research and industry
Overview of how Granta Design supports the capture and reuse of material information to make smart materials decisions
17:30 Wrap up and evaluation

About CES EduPack

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.

About the presenters

Dr. Nicolas Martin, Granta Design

Nicolas holds a PhD in material science as well as a master’s degree in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Bordeaux, France. Nicolas has worked for the alternative energies and atomic energy commission (CEA) and the Safran group before joining Granta. With industrial sponsorship his doctorate involved composite material improvements for aeronautic applications.

Nicolas is leading the education and research related activities for France, French speaking countries and China. He is also helping with the development of French Teaching Resources aimed at all level of studies and delivering training to French speaking academics.

  Nicolas Matin

Dr. Dandan Zhu, Granta Design

Dandan holds a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Cambridge, UK, as well as BE and MS degrees in Material Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Her technical background is in compound semiconductors, mainly nitride materials, and she has many years of R&D experience in both academic and industrial environments.

  Dandan Zhu

Dr. An-Chou Yeh, National Tsing Hua University

An-Chou Yeh is an Associate Professor of National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. He received a First Class degree honor in MEng Aerospace Materials Engineering from Imperial College, UK, and a PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgy from Cambridge University, UK. His research interests include alloy design, additive manufacturing, single crystal casting, superalloys and high entropy alloys. An-Chou is very enthusiastic in materials education, he has participated in the Asia Materials Education Symposium in Singapore University and the 10th International Materials Education Symposium in Cambridge. In this workshop, An-Chou will share his experience of using CES EduPack in teaching. For further information, please contact yehac@mx.nthu.edu.tw.

  An-Chou Yeh


National Tsing Hua University
Learning Resource Center (MXIC Building)
No 101, Section 2
Kuang-Fu Road
Taiwan 30013 R.O.C

Meeting Room:
Room A (3F)

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National Tsing Hua University Guest House
No 101, Section 2
Kuang-Fu Road
Taiwan 30013 R.O.C

Reservations at this hotel can only be made through National Tsing Hua University faculty. A limited number of rooms are available. If you wish to stay here, please contact Kelsy Chang (yl.chang@mx.nthu.edu.tw).


This workshop is free to attend thanks to our sponsors.

Transcrystal Alloy Industrial Corp. (TCA)
S-Tech Corp.
National Tsing Hua University