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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Upcoming events

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Geometallurgy 2023

Addressing sustainable and energy-efficient supply of critical metals and minerals


Bioadhesion & Adhesives

[POSTPONED] Highlighting how biological systems achieve adhesion to surfaces, and how adhesives and surface treatments can be made more sustainable by learning lessons from natural solutions.

  • Free

Materials Challenges for Neuromorphic Computing

This webinar will cover the materials science and engineering challenges of materials and devices for neuromorphic computing.


Upcoming courses

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IOM3 Certificate in Management 2023

The ideal course for people in or about to take up their first managerial or supervisory position


How to Manage Change Effectively Autumn 2023

A one-day workshop designed to enhance your understanding of change


EQIPT Benchmarking 2023

For packaging materials auditors that have experience of the industry but not a recognised packaging qualification

Distance Learning


IOM3 Sustainable Future Awards 2023

The IOM3 Sustainable Future Awards recognised cutting edge technologies contributing to sustainability and the circular economy.

Winners announced


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

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