Advisory Council Associate Grade Representation election 2023

Candidates for vacancies on the IOM3 Advisory Council for the Associate grade are as follows, with their personal statement.

Below the candidates' personal statements is a form visible only to logged-in members of the Associate grade where you can vote for your preferred candidate.

Voting commences on Friday 24 November 2023 and closes on Monday 11 December 2023 at 8am in both cases.


I would like to stand on the IOM3 Advisory Council as a representative of the Associate Grade because I believe I can offer a new perspective by being so early in my career. Being a graduate for five years and then recently starting my professional career has meant I have dedicated much of my time towards networking and making the most out of opportunities presented towards me. I am optimistic and willing to help/volunteer and wanting to provide a fresh perspective to the community. I also want to expand my own network within the IOM3 community and be more active within the community. I pride myself upon being dedicated to my role but also being flexible with timings and locations.

UKEJE Chukwudike

I’m excited to join the IOM3 advisory council, as I have a deep passion for actively engaging with organizations within the materials sector. As an active student member of the National Institute of Metallurgical, Mining, and Materials Engineers in Nigeria, I gained valuable insights into the organization's operations, an experience I believe will enable me to make a valuable contribution to the IOM3 Advisory Council. Furthermore, since relocating to the UK, I've come to appreciate the significance of diversity and inclusion more. My experience as the only person of coloUr in a class of more than 70 students while completing my MSc program here in the UK, reinforced my commitment to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion. I believe that my background as someone from an underrepresented group will offer a unique perspective to the Advisory Panel, enhancing its understanding of these critical issues and driving positive change within our industry.


Marisa is a Technology Project Lead at the National Composites Centre, overseeing a portfolio of sustainability projects, following the completion of a degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Queen Mary University of London. Her experience includes life cycle assessment, carbon accounting, composite recycling methods and standardisation, within the offshore wind and aerospace sectors. Marisa had a career in project management within the fashion and textiles industry prior to completing her degree as a mature student and switching her career to engineering.

Outside of work Marisa enjoys growing vegetables, drinking lots of coffee and is Mum to 6-year old Lola. Marisa is proud to be an Associate Member of IOM3 and would be delighted to represent her membership grade of the Advisory Council.

As a recent engineering graduate and a mature student who has switched careers, Marisa would appreciate the opportunity to represent and encourage diversity within the Associate Membership Grade.


Voting in the Associate grade election is now closed.