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


Latest news & resources

See more

Supporting you to be a champion of a low carbon, resilient and resource-efficient society

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.

Find out more 


Upcoming events

See more

  • Free

EMG Webinar: Focus on Diamond Batteries

Join us on this Energy Materials Group webinar as Dr Yannick Verbelen discusses diamond betavoltaic batteries

Future Challenges for Mining

Industry experts in their fields will consider the major questions and challenges facing mining.


FEMS Junior EUROMAT 2024

The unrivalled, biennial networking event for Europe's early career researchers, scientists, engineers and students



Upcoming courses

See more

Maintenance Strategy Development Spring 2024

Develop the fundamental skills to develop an efficient and effective maintenance plan


Reliability & Risk-based Maintenance Spring 2024

Develop the tools needed to build reliability into your maintenance programme


Failure Investigation & Analysis Spring 2024

Develop the tools and methodologies to define the problem, identify the cause and implement a solution



Celebrating the champions of sustainability

IOM3 Sustainable Future Awards 2024 are now open for entries. The Sustainable Future Awards will continue their mission, recognising forward thinking projects and those delivering practical solutions on the ground.



Find out more


See our special interest sectors

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.

Find my technical community

Find your community

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

Search our networks