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11th International Materials Education Symposium
(IMES 2019)

Clare College, Cambridge

April 11-12, 2019

In April 2018, the 10th International Materials Education Symposium was held at the University of Cambridge. This was the latest in an established series that have welcomed hundreds of materials educators to Cambridge over the past eight years.

The Cambridge event is one of a worldwide series of three Symposia.

The 10th International Materials Education Symposium (IMES 2018)


2019 Speakers include

Prof. Mike Ashby, University of Cambridge, UK
Fibers – the neglected child of the Materials family

Prof. Paloma Fernández Sánchez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain and President of FEMS
“Basso continuo” approach for an introductory course on Materials Science

Prof. Uta Klement, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Integrating innovation aspects into a materials course: A project-based approach

Prof. John Abelson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Teaching Sustainability: Engineering Possibility Meets Business Case

Dr. Roald Lilletvedt, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway 
To combine problem-based learning and laboratory testing, seemed like a good idea

Dr. Amber Genau, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Engineering Materials and Rocket Design


Courses and workshops

Optional short courses and workshops precede the main Materials Education Symposium.

APRIL 10 MORNING CES EduPack Short Course
APRIL 10 AFTERNOON Beyond EduPack – preparing students for industry with CES Selector
APRIL 10 AFTERNOON Getting to know the CES EduPack Materials Science and Engineering Database
APRIL 10 AFTERNOON Life-cycle engineering and Sustainability in the classroom: tackling the issue of plastic waste
APRIL 10 ALL DAY SusCritMat Short Course on Electric Mobility