• Support for members

    The Institute is aware that the foreseeable future will be difficult for a number of its members and is here to help those who find themselves in this unfortunate situation. The Institute has a career break rate for its membership fees of £41, while individuals who have been in continuous membership for two years or more may seek support from the Members' Benevolent Trust to pay their membership fees. This is a benefit of your membership, which over the years you have contributed too through your paid membership fees.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Lamba Ness, Launch Site Aerial inage. Copyright: SSC

    Navigational assessment for Shetland Space Centre

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    The Shetland Space Centre (SSC) plans to build a launch site and ground tracking station on Unst, Shetland Islands, UK, assessments aree ongoing.
  • Hot stuff – record melting point for ceramics

    Materials World magazine
    Scientists in Russia claim to have created the most heat-resistant ceramic material. Idha Valeur catches up with them.
  • 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).
  • Sellafield to restart reprocessing

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    An operational plan which restarts hazard and risk reduction work including Magnox reprocessing at Sellafield, Cumbria, UK, has been mapped out for the next six months
  • H-ATMP. Credit: Supacat and SC Innovation as part of SC Group

    Electric off-road, optionally manned, autonomous vehicle

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    A hybrid electrical powered version of the All-Terrain Mobility Platform (the ATMP), one of the world’s most battle-proven off road military vehicles, has been developed.
  • Rail moves towards safer travel and net zero

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Twenty-five projects including hydrogen-powered freight trains have been awarded a share of £9.4mln. The UK government-backed fund aims to bring new technology onto the railways in the move towards net zero carbon emissions.
  • 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).