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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)

2018 Speakers included

Prof. Roger Hadgraft
University of Technology Sydney, Australia


Prof. Kwangsun Kim
KoreaTech, South Korea

Prof. Paloma Fernández Sánchez
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain and President of FEMS


Prof. Peter Goodhew
University of Liverpool, UK

Prof. Ric Parker
Former Director of Technology, Rolls-Royce, UK


Prof. Yves Bréchet
High Commissioner, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France

Prof. Lorna Gibson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


Prof. Mike Ashby
University of Cambridge, UK

Courses and workshops

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

In 2018, they were as follows:

CES EduPack Short Course »   Beyond CES EduPack – Advanced Teaching and Research with CES Selector Workshop »  
The New Materials Science and Engineering Database Workshop »   Product Design Workshop with the new PMP database »  


Sustainable Design and Materials
Introducing students to Additive manufacture
Entrepreneurship and Materials Innovation


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Deadline: Thursday, January 31, 2019

Social Program

Details to be announced.

2017 Symposium Report

Read Prof. Mike Ashby’s summary of the 9th International Materials Education Symposium – the largest Symposium to date!

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April 11, 2019
April 12, 2019


Clare College, Cambridge
Trinity Ln
Cambridge, CB21TL United Kingdom


See the full IMES 2018 Program