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2014 Program (Archived information)
1st Asian Materials Education Symposium, Dec 11-12

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See also the list of posters.

Symposium Day One: Thursday, December 11

time session
8.00 am Registration, Coffee, and Poster setup
8.45 am Prof. John Wang - National University of Singapore, Singapore
Prof. Seh Chun Lim - Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Prof. Mike Ashby – Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK 
Welcome Address
  SESSION 1:
9.00 am Session chair: Prof. Sybrand van der Zwaag - Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Session Introduction
9.05 am  Prof. Shih Choon Fong – National University of Singapore, Singapore
A New Paradigm in Materials Education: Materials for a Green Economy
9.30 am Prof. Mike Ashby – Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK 
Materials and Maps
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
11.15 am Assoc. Prof. Chaobin He – Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
From Research to Teaching: Using Case Study as an Effective Tool to Reinforce Basic Physical Concepts in Polymer Science
11.30 am Assoc. Prof. Wu Ping – Engineering Product Development, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Involving Sustainable Technology Development in the Graduate Teaching of Applied Thermodynamics
11.45 am Mr. Aaron Blicblau – Mechanical and Product Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
A Blended Approach to Learning and Teaching about Materials in the 21st Century
12.00 pm Session discussion led by the session chair
12.20 pm Lunch
Poster Session continued (starts 1.00 pm)
  SESSION 2:
1.50 pm Session chair: Prof. Peter Goodhew - Universities of Liverpool and Derby, UK
Session Introduction
1.55 pm Prof. Blake Perez – Engineering Product Development, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Innovations in Materials Education: Hands-on Activities, Active Learning and Designettes
2.20 pm Mr. Marc Fry – Education Division, Granta Design, Cambridge, UK
Materials education: adapting to needs of the 21st Century
2.45 pm Prof. V.S Raja – Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India 
Connecting Science to Typical Engineering Problems: An Effective Pedagogy to Teach Complex and Diverse Concepts in Corrosion
3.00 pm Assoc. Prof. Yoshinao Kobayashi – Metallurgy and Ceramics Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Sustainable Engineering Special Education Course in Tokyo Institute of Technology
3.25 pm Poster Session continued
Coffee/Afternoon Tea
3.55 pm Prof. Gan Moog Chow – Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Teaching Interdisciplinary MSE modules
4.10 pm Prof. MsC. André Canal Marques – School of Design, UNISINOS, Brazil
Introduction of life cycle assessment (LCA) using software CES EduPack with Eco Audit Tool in design course
4.25 pm Assoc. Prof. Jian Chen – Materials Science and Engineering, Southeast University, P.R.China
The design and performance of a project-based learning course for materials undergraduates at Southeast University
4.40 pm Dr. Teik-Cheng Lim - School of Science and Technology, SIM University, Singapore
Industrial PhD Programme in SIM University: Special Focus on Materials Engineering in Industry
4.55 pm Prof. Matthew Barnett – School of Engineering, Deakin University, Australia
Deconstruction to engage mechanical engineering students in materials topics
5.10 pm Session discussion led by the session chair
5.35 pm Concluding remarks
5.45pm Close


Symposium Day Two: Friday, December 12

time session
8.30 am Registration and coffee
  SESSION 3:
9.00 am Session chair: Dr. Hugh Shercliff - University of Cambridge, UK
Session Introduction
9.10 am Prof. Freddy Boey – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Materials Science and Engineering Education: Challenges, Opportunities and some perspectives from NTU
9.35 am Prof. Sybrand van der Zwaag – Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands 
Using "self healing materials" as a suitable topic for getting students to think as materials designers
10.00 am Prof. Martin Dunn – Engineering Product Development, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
3D Multimaterial Printing for Teaching Composite Materials
10.15 am Coffee
11.00 am Dr. Louise Smith – Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment, University of South Australia, Australia 
Biomaterials education for a multidisciplinary audience
11.15 am Assoc. Prof. Sujeet SinhaMechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India  
Use of case studies and students' classroom-participation in learning the importance of materials in mechanical engineering design
11.30 pm Prof. Deliang Zhang – Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R.China The Roles of Internationalisation in Materials Science and Engineering Education
11.45 pm Dr. Zuruzi Abu Samah – Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore 
Reaching out to future materials scientists and engineers: Experiential learning through application driven projects
12.00 pm Session discussion led by the session chair
12.30 pm Lunch
  SESSION 4:
2.15 pm Session chair: Prof. John Wang - National University of Singapore, Singapore
Session Introduction
2.20 pm Prof. Peter Goodhew – School of Engineering, Universities of Liverpool and Derby, UK
Materials Education in a Changing Climate
2.45 pm Assoc. Prof. Krishnan Kannoorpatti – Engineering and Information Technology, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Experiences in Teaching Materials Engineering in a remote area of Australia
3.00 pm Prof. Wei Xu, Tongji University, China
SITP (Students Innovation Training Program) for undergraduates as a bridge between education and research
3.15 pm Coffee/Afternoon Tea
4.00 pm Dr. Yi Long – Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
E-poster/presentation for group project/assessment in school of materials science and engineering
4.15 pm Ms. Genevieve Lin – School of Applied Science, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
Effectiveness of Advanced Elective Module in Generating Students' Interest in Materials Science
4.30 pm Assist. Prof. Arlindo Silva – Mechanical Engineering, University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
Mechanical engineers’ typical misconceptions in materials science, and how to correct them
4.45 pm Session and day discussion led by the session chairs
5.15 pm Prof. John Wang - National University of Singapore, Singapore
Prof. Seh Chun Lim - Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Prof. Mike Ashby – Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK 
Concluding remarks
5.30 pm Close

 

Public Lecture

Delegates are invited to join a public lecture by Professor Mike Ashby on "What is Sustainable Technology? A Materials Perspective".
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Tour of The National University of Singapore's Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Please join us for a tour around the NUS Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
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Date: Wednesday, December 10
Time: 4pm-5pm
Meeting point: Foyer of the Engineering Auditorium, Faculty of Engineering