Broadcast One

Tuesday, May 20

  • London: 3pm
  • Paris:  4pm
  • US East: 10am
  • US West: 7am
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Industry best practices: Applying data on the environmental and regulatory properties of materials

Join this short webinar on Tuesday, May 20, to learn more about Granta’s range of data on: eco properties; restricted substances and the legislations that impact them; and critical material. We'll also be asking:

What is eco data?
How is it different to familiar engineering data?
And how should it be applied?
What data can help us track the impact of environmental regulations? 

Guest speaker, Professor Mike Ashby (author of the textbook “Materials and the Environment”) will discuss sources for data on the environmental properties of materials and processes, the role of environmental indicators, and the importance of traceability.  Kim Marshall, Eco Design Technical Lead at Granta, will discuss industry requirements for data on topics such as restricted substances.  Join us to find out about the data and put your questions to Mike and the Granta team.

Why join the webinar?

Learn from Prof. Mike Ashby about the nature of environmental data, and how to apply it to make the right decisions

Find out about industry best practices for working with data on regulatory issues, and how this information can be applied.

Data from the new ecoinvent Key Materials Indicators data module, shown in CES Selector
See Granta's data on environmental and regulatory properties

About the presenters


Graphical selection methods helped Tecumseh save 2 million eurosMichael F. Ashby is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He is a world-renowned authority on engineering materials and the author/co-author of best-selling textbooks, including Materials and the Environment. Other current texts include Engineering Materials I & II, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Materials in Design, and Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing, and Design. He has authored over 200 papers on mechanisms of plasticity and fracture, powder compaction, mechanisms of wear, methodologies for materials selection, and the modeling of material shaping processes, among other topics. He is recipient of numerous awards and honors including Fellow of the Royal Society and Member of the American Academy of Engineering. He has been a professor at Harvard University and held academic positions in Germany and France. He is also co-founder of Granta Design.

Kim Marshall is Eco Design Technical Lead at Granta Design.  She joined the company in 2009.  Before joining Granta she worked for consumer goods company, Unilever, on product life cycle sustainability where she carried out research for an in collaboration with the Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey, United Kingdom.