• The impact of COVID-19 on materials, minerals and mining communities

    The escalation of COVID-19 during 2020 has posed great challenges for individuals as well as organisations and has also led, in some cases, to new opportunities to rethink the way of working. This report considers the impact of the pandemic on several industries and examines what may lie ahead.
  • New Chair of Applied Earth Science Board – Mike Armitage

    Recently appointed Chair of the IOM3 Applied Earth Science Board, Mike Armitage works for SRK Consulting, a mining consultancy, as a Corporate Consultant based in Cardiff, Wales.
  • IOM3 digital transformation and rebranding update

    The first phase of the IOM3 digital transformation project was launched at the end of January, consisting of a fully functioning membership management system and new Member Portal that allows members to update their details, select their technical and communications preferences, pay subscription fees, download invoices for past payments and access all our online Member Benefits, as well as providing online joining for new members
  • Progressing UK geological disposal

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    The British Geological Survey (BGS), UK, and RWM, UK, are to assess rock suitability for a UK Geological Disposal Facility (GDF).
  • Artist's impression of sample return mission on Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

    UK designing new Mars rover

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Airbus UK has won the next phase of the study contract to design the Sample Fetch Rover for the European Space Agency (ESA).
  • IOM3 on inclusivity

    The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) prides itself on valuing inclusivity and stands in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the fight against racism, especially in the light of the shocking events in the USA and subsequent protests.
  • Patent of the month – Intellectual property for R&D

    Materials World magazine
    Rayyan Mughal, of Marks & Clerk Law LLP, looks at what you need to consider when working in international R&D teams, collaborations and university spin-out companies.
  • TBM under construction in Germany. Courtesy HS2

    HS2 TBM images and naming

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    The two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will spend around three years digging the longest and deepest HS2 tunnels – from just inside the UK’s M25 to South Heath in Buckinghamshire have made their pictorial debut.
  • Tideway TBM breakthrough

    Tideway super sewer tunnelling re-starts following Covid-19 halt

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    London’s biggest infrastructure project has re-started tunnelling work on the super sewer intended to clean up the River Thames.
  • International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 4 now available

    Construction Materials Group
    The International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 4, 18 May 2020 is now available online. Members can read for free.