• A look back at 2018

    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.
  • Hydrogel to aid wounds heal

    Materials World magazine
    A cheap, injectable hydrogel has the potential to heal wounds quickly. Idha Valeur reports.
  • Magnetic nanosprings might be the key for drug delivery agents

    Materials World magazine
    Creating nanorobots, nanosensors and targeted drug delivery agents for anticancer therapy could be easier in the future with the development of nanosprings with magnetic properties. Idha Valeur reports.
  • Materials Protecting People success

    The third event of the Materials Protecting Society series, ‘Materials Protecting People’, was held at 297 Euston Road on 29 November 2018. The event organised by the Industry and Technology Policy Board – soon to become the Technology Communities Board – was attended by more than 60 delegates.
  • 3D printing opportunities in blood vessels

    Materials World magazine
    A printing method that allows fine control over rigidity that can better mimic the complex structure of blood vessels has been developed at the University of Colorado. Khai Trung Le reports.
  • Technology Communities Board invites nominations

    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

    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.
  • 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.
  • Seeking Nominations for 2019 Charles Hatchett Award

    The International Panel is currently in the process of identifying suitable papers related to the science and technology of niobium for consideration for the 2019 Charles Hatchett Award with the deadline of the 1 December 2018.
  • £1.4 million UK Circular Plastics Flagship Projects Competition Launched

    Sustainable Development Group
    WRAP launched the UK Circular Plastics Flagship Projects Competition at inaugural UK Plastics Pact Summit