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12th International Materials Education Symposium
(IMES 2020)

Clare College, Cambridge

April 2-3, 2020


  • Modular and Personalised Learning
  • Core Program Review: What should we teach?
  • Data Science and Machine Learning

The 10th International Materials Education Symposium (IMES 2018)

In April 2020, the 12th International Materials Education Symposium will be held at the University of Cambridge. This is the latest in an established series that have welcomed hundreds of materials educators to Cambridge over the past 12 years.

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


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Deadline: Friday, October 4, 2019

Submit your poster abstract »

Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020

2019 Speakers included

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