Welcome to the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining

The global network for the materials cycle, promoting sustainability and greater circularity in the extraction, processing and use of natural resources


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IOM3 member benefits include access to knowledge and information, career support, professional qualifications, training events, grants, achievement awards, access to networking groups and a free member magazine. Learn more about IOM3 membership and how we can support you.

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Medical Polymers

Join us for a comprehensive exploration into the dynamic world of medical polymers.

PVC 2024

Returning to an in-person event in 2024, the world's leading forum on PVC will provide a roadmap to a sustainable future.


FEMS Junior EUROMAT 2024

The unrivalled, biennial networking event for Europe's early career researchers, scientists, engineers and students to exchange ideas, share their research, and learn about the latest advances in materials science and engineering.



Upcoming courses

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Introduction to Corrosion & its Prevention Spring 2024

Focussing on the fundamentals of corrosion and how it can be prevented


Leadership & Management Spring 2024

A one-day workshop designed to develop practical skills in managing staff beyond the basics


PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology March 2024

An in-depth exploration of all things packaging for those wishing to deepen their practice

Virtual & independent study


2024 IOM3 Awards & Prizes

Nominations are now invited for the 2024 IOM3 Awards & Prizes with a closing date of 29 February 2024 at 23:59 GMT. Nominate a colleague who is going above and beyond to recognise personal achievement, published work or contributions to the profession.


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Our areas of expertise cover a broad spectrum of interests and sectors, with each offering associated community group networking opportunities, events and other relevant technical resources.

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