Welcome to the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining

The global network for the materials cycle, promoting sustainability in the extraction, processing and use of materials across all sectors

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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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Our networks include technical community groups, local societies in the UK and overseas, and member networks supporting specific membership groups

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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. Find out about membership and how we can support you.

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2021 Awards – deadline fast approaching!

The Institute's annual awards recognise personal achievement, published work and contributions to the profession, and we have categories for members and non-members across all disciplines and career stages. We have a long history of distinguished award winners going back to 1874!

Do you have a colleague who deserves recognition for their work or contribution this year? The nominations deadline is 5pm GMT on 31 January.

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Upcoming events

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Nano4Health: Advances in combatting COVID-19

This webinar explores how nanomaterials are being used to combat COVID-19

  • Free

EEC Online Seminars: Energy and New Plant and Technology

Third in a series of free webinars highlighting issues to be addressed at the European Electric Steelmaking Conference in September 2021

  • Free

CEng in a Day

Mentoring workshop to support IOM3 members with the requisite experience to achieve Chartered Engineer registration


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IOM3 Awards & Prizes 2021

Deadline for nominations: 31 January 2021

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their professional achievements or contribution?

Make a nomination now!