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Thursday, April 12: Symposium, Day One

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8.15 am Registration, coffee, and poster setup
8.45 am Welcome address
Session 1 INNOVATION AND CHANGE
Chair: Prof. Peter Goodhew
University of Liverpool, UK
9.00 am Session Introduction
9.05 am Prof. T. W. Clyne
University of Cambridge, UK
Practical Demonstrations in Materials Lectures – Worth the Effort?
9.40 am Prof. Michel Rappaz
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Recruitment and motivation of 1st year materials students at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
10.05 am Dr. David Steele
University of South Australia, Australia
The Preparation and Initial Delivery of an Online Undergraduate Engineering Materials Unit
10.30 am Coffee & introduction session
11.05 am Dr. Mervyn Jones
Imperial College London, UK
The Global Engineer
11.40 am Dr. Artemis Stamboulis
University of Birmingham, UK
Discovering the thresholds in materials education
12.05 pm Session discussion led by the session chair and invited speakers
12.15 pm Poster teasers (1) each poster presenter to give a 1-2 minute presentation using one slide
12.45 pm Lunch & poster session (1)
Session 2 ADVANCED TEACHING, RESEARCH, GOVERNMENT, AND INDUSTRY
Chair: Prof. Yves BrÉchet
INP – Grenoble, France
2.00 pm Session Introduction
2.05 pm Dr. Cyrus Wadia
Assistant Director, Clean Energy and Materials R&D, The White House
The National Materials Genome Initiative:
A White House Led Initiative to Accelerate Advanced Materials into Practice
2.40 pm Dr. Frank Stefan Becker
Siemens AG, Germany
Education and Industry
3.15 pm Dr. Bryan Magee
Queen's University Belfast, UK
Integrating academic and professional qualification pathways to foster industry-savvy students
3.40 pm Afternoon tea & poster session (1) continued
4.05 pm Prof. Alexander Wanner
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
An interactive learning approach to scientific reading and writing
4.40 pm Dr. Joost Vogtländer
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
The Eco-costs/Value Ratio for quantitative, LCA based, combined assessment of the P of Planet and the P of Prosperity
5.05pm Prof. Jens Bergström
Karlstad University, Sweden
Material selection in the engineering design process
5.30 pm Session and day discussion led by the session chairs and the days invited speakers
5:55 pm Concluding remarks from the session chairs
6.00 pm Close

 

Friday, April 13: Symposium, Day Two

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8.30 am Registration, coffee, and poster setup
9.00 am Welcome
Session 3 CROSSING DISCIPLINES
Chair: Dr. Noel Rutter
University of Cambridge, UK
9.00 am Session Introduction
9.05 am Prof. Mike. Ashby
University of Cambridge, UK
Materials education: adapting to needs of the 21st Century
9.40 am Prof. Anke Nellesen
Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Tackling sustainability issues in Polymer science education
10.05 am Prof. David Delafosse
Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Introducing Industrial Design in Engineering students’ curriculum at Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne
10.30 am Coffee & introduction session
11.05 am Prof. Mark Miodownik
University College London, UK
The Role of Materials in a University
11.40 am Dr. MariaPia Pedeferri
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
The Teaching of material science at the Design School of Politecnico di Milano
12.05 pm Session discussion led by the session chair and invited speakers
12.15 pm Poster teasers (2) each poster presenter to give a 1-2 minute presentation using one PP slide
12.45 pm Lunch & poster session (2)
Session 4 INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
Chair: Dr. Hugh Shercliff
University of Cambridge
2.00 pm Session introduction
2.05 pm Prof. David Embury
McMaster University, Canada
Some Impressions of Education in Materials Science in China
2.40 pm Prof. Anselm Griffin
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech: a new Curriculum for a new School
3.05 pm Prof. Sybrand van der Zwaag
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Teaching Materials Science to Engineering students in the Netherlands
3.40 pm Afternoon tea & poster session (2) continued
4.10 pm Dr. Tim Bullough
University of Liverpool, UK
The teaching of Materials in UK Universities
4.40pm Prof. Ignacio Rintoul
Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina
A fresh start in materials education and current challenges for materials science and technology education in South America
5.00 pm Session and day discussion led by the session chairs and the days invited speakers
5:25 pm Concluding remarks from the session chairs
5.30 pm Introduction to the 5th International Materials Education Symposium
5.45 pm Close