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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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.

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Upcoming events

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Materials Informatics Technical Networking

IOM3 & QinetiQ invite you to attend Materials Informatics Network 2024.

QinetiQ Farnborough

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.


Adhesion 2024

16th International Conference on the Science and Technology of Adhesion and Adhesives



Upcoming courses

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Fracture & Fatigue Failure Analysis Spring 2024

Training for those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the factors affecting failure modes and an introduction to failure analysis


Understanding Finance & Risk Management

A one-day workshop to develop your understanding of basic business finance and risk management


Fundamentals of Asset Management Spring 2024

Discover what asset management involves and the benefits of having an effective strategy



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.



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

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