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The framework for circular economy is increasingly used in industry to improve product sustainability and decrease costs. However, the healthcare sector is often overlooked due to the challenges associated with the safety and sterility of its products and materials. In this webinar, we’ll explore the delicate trade-off between material performance and sustainability in bioengineering, and how CES EduPack helps students to explore these issues.

What you will learn

  • Learn about the circular economy framework and its links to product sustainability
  • Gain inspiration for teaching about these issues in the context of the challenges posed when innovating in the bioengineering sector
  • Discover simple material selection exercises that can be visually presented in an Ashby chart to help students understand why some materials are better than others for biomedical applications
  • See how the Eco Audit tool helps students explore the environmental impact of material choices.

Who should take part?

  • Academics teaching on biomaterials-related courses and those interested in sustainability, i.e. introducing challenges/concepts associated with the circular economy.


October 15, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Dr. Lakshana Mohee completed a PhD in the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials at the Department of Materials and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge. Her technical background is collagen scaffolds for tissue engineering, as well as other bioengineering areas. Currently at Granta, she supports Universities in Canada, Sweden, and Poland, as well as parts of the USA. She was born in Mauritius and moved to France for her undergraduate studies in Materials Science and Engineering in a French Engineering School called INSA Rennes. She completed her Master’s Degree in Biomaterials at the same institution. During her studies, she had research internships in Canada and Singapore, and an industrial placement in Mauritius.

Dr. Harriet Parnell is an Education Specialist who helps to create new teaching resources. She has a degree in Biomedical Materials Science and a PhD in Materials Engineering and Materials Design, both of which she completed at the University of Nottingham, UK. She has a technical background in mid-infrared fiber-optic materials, specifically chalcogenide glasses, and their application in remote biosensing.

About CES EduPack

CES EduPack is the world-leading teaching resource for materials in engineering, science, processing, and design. It provides a comprehensive database of materials and process information and powerful tools to visualise data, select materials, assess environmental impact, and model hybrid materials and the cost of manufacturing. A range of supporting lectures, projects, case studies, and exercises are provided via Granta’s Education Hub. With specialist editions for specific disciplines, and three levels of the database and software to suit varying needs in all years of undergraduate study and in postgraduate teaching, CES EduPack is a curriculum-wide resource.

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Broadcast 1


  • LA: 08:00
  • New York: 11:00
  • London: 16:00
  • Paris: 17:00
  • Bangalore: 20:30

Broadcast 2


  • London: 08:00
  • Paris: 09:00
  • Singapore: 16:00
  • Canberra: 19:00

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