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2014 Program (Archived Information)
6th International Materials Education Symposium

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Symposium Day One: Thursday, April 10

time session
8.00 am Registration, Coffee, and Poster setup
8.45 am Welcome Address
  SESSION 1: MATERIALS AND SUSTAINABILITY
9.00 am Session Introduction
9.05 am Prof. Yves Bréchet – Grenoble-INP & Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission, France
Sustainability and nuclear energy: materials issues
9.30 am Prof. Mike Ashby – Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK 
Materials in a Systems-dominated, Resource-constrained world
9.55 am Poster Teasers
Poster Presenters invited to give a one minute presentation about their poster
10.30 am Poster Session
Coffee and Introductions
11.25 am Dr. Jonathan Cullen – Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK 
Sustainable Steel: with both eyes open
11.50 am Dr. Javier Orozco Messana – Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Teaching Sustainability for Materials in Architecture
12.15 pm Session discussion led by the session chair
12.30 pm Lunch
Poster Session continued (starts 1.15 pm)
  SESSION 2: MATERIALS AND DESIGN
2.15 pm Session Introduction
2.20 pm Prof. Mark Miodownik – Director, Institute of Making, University College London, UK
Experiments promoting multidisciplinary materials research
2.45 pm Dr. Xinxin Li - University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Virtual Internship for Iron and Steel Making
3.10 pm Dr. Erik Tempelman – Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Manufacturing and Design – towards a new educational paradigm
3.35 pm Poster Session continued
Coffee/Afternoon Tea
4.15 pm Prof. Peter Goodhew – Universities of Liverpool and Derby, UK
Updating the textbook
4.40 pm Prof. Srinivasa Ranganathan – Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
The Coming of Archaeological Materials Science
5.05 pm Session and day discussion led by the session chairs
5.25 pm Concluding remarks
5.30 pm Close


Symposium Day Two: Friday, April 11

time session
8.15 am Registration and coffee
  SESSION 3: MATERIAL SYSTEMS
9.00 am Session Introduction
9.05 am Dr. Ronald Kander – Executive Dean, Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, Philadelphia University, USA
Teaching Systems Thinking: Why, What & How
9.30 am Janna Fabris – Department of Materials Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Composite Process Design – The need for a systematic and structured approach
9.55 am Poster Session
Coffee and Introductions
10.45 am Prof. David Embury – McMaster University, Canada
The Automobile as a catalyst for the development of Materials
11.10 am Dr John Robertson-Begg – School of Engineering and Technology, University of Derby, UK
Reframing petrol heads – encouraging motorsport students to think about sustainability
11.35 pm

Dr. Frederic Veer – Materials Science, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Using CES EduPack to look at materials which can be developed for future needs

12.00 pm Session discussion led by the session chair
12.30 pm Lunch  
Poster Session continued (starts 1.15 pm)
  SESSION 4: SPARKING INTEREST: INNOVATION IN MATERIALS TEACHING
2.00 pm Session Introduction
2.05 pm Dr. Didac Ferrer – Sustainability Science and Technology, – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Is this technology more sustainable?
2.30 pm Dr. Ion Cosmin Gruescu – Mechanical Engineering, University of Lille 1 – Sciences and Technology, France
Eco-design tools and materials selection used in innovative industrial design
2.55 pm Katherine Whalen - Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Exploring Sustainable Design and Material Criticality through a Game-based Approach
3.20 pm Coffee/Afternoon Tea
Poster Session continued
4.00 pm Dr. Núria  Salán – RIMA-GIDMAT (Materials Science and Technology Community of Practice), Spain
Active Methodologies: Making Materials Science & Technology Attractive in Engineering Studies
4.25 pm Dr. Ian Mabbet – Baglan Bay Innovation & Knowledge Centre, UK
Raising awareness of materials education to expand the undergraduate talent pool
4.50 pm Prof. John Wang –Materials Science & Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Introduction to the 1st Asian Materials Education Symposium
4.55 pm Session and day discussion led by the session chairs
5.10 pm Concluding remarks
5.15 pm Close

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