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.
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.
On May 1st 2018 the CIE Founders' Lecture was given by Prof Simon GReen on "Asteroid Impact Mitigation: Why? How? When?" He explained how asteroid impact risk is assessed, and what action is feasible to deflect any thought to be a risk.