• How the funding system is keeping researchers out of their labs

    Materials World magazine
    The research funding system makes researchers spend too much of their time applying for grants in STEM fields, keeping them out of the labs and away from teaching, according to researchers in the USA.
  • A look back at 2018

    IOM3
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Our offices will close for the Christmas break at 5pm on Friday 21 December and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2019.
  • Experiments in space

    Materials World magazine
    New alloys could be developed from an experiment to be carried out on the International Space Station in 2021, as Ellis Davies reports.
  • Patent of the Month – extreme heat

    Materials World magazine
    A new patent can help aircraft carriers withstand extreme temperatures, by Patent Attorney, Gemma McGeough from Withers & Rogers.
  • Technology Communities Board invites nominations

    IOM3
    The IOM3 Managing Board recently approved the restructure of the Industry & Technology Policy Board by creating a new Technical Communities Board (TCB). Nominations are now being sought for the role of Strategic Advisors on the TCB. This voluntary role is open to any member of the Institute. Members can request a full prospectus which sets out the ethos behind the change and includes both the job description and Terms of Reference.
  • A farewell from CEO Bernie Rickinson

    IOM3
    Looking back over 21 immensely enjoyable years as Chief Executive at IOM3, it is hard to single out one aspect or achievement within the job that has given me the most pleasure. Some of the activities and brands above have been a part of the Institute’s development under my watch.
  • Patent of the month - Tensile testing

    Materials World magazine
    Patent Attorney, Gemma McGeough from Withers & Rogers, discusses a patent that could address cost and accuracy issues in tensile testing for mechanical strength.
  • IOM3 mentoring membership

    Materials World magazine
    Important news for existing and prospective CEng, IEng and EngTech, from Ian Bowbrick, IOM3 Director of Professional Development and Membership.
  • 2018 IOM3 Premier Awards dinner

    IOM3
    The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) presented the 2018 Premier Awards to winners at a black tie event in London on 3 July
  • Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting on 10 July

    IOM3
    An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Institute will be held on 10 July at 297 Euston Road, London, immediately following the Institute's 2018 AGM

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