• 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
  • Smart textiles monitor health on a large scale

    Materials World magazine
    By measuring deformations in fabric across large surfaces, smart textiles could feed back health and safety-related data. Idha Valeur finds out more.
  • 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.
  • Brick façade in King's Cross with a nod to railway stations

    Clay Technology magazine
    New residential homes with a red brick façade and rounded arches are a nod to their surroundings in London’s King’s Cross, UK.
  • Polymer alternative to white pigments

    Materials World magazine
    Polymer foils that are extremely thin and characterised by a high light scattering rate are being produced in a biomimetic process developed at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.
  • Taylor and Francis suspends printing of journals

    The IOM3 publishing partner, Taylor & Francis (T&F) announced on 8 April 2020 that they have decided to stop printing journals from 10 April until further notice.
  • 3D printing ventilator adapters for expanding use

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Several studies have shown that a single ventilator could be used for multiple patients simultaneously to meet the surge in use resulting from COVID-19. Designs are available.
  • Member Survey 2020 – have your say!

    The 2020 members survey is live. Have your say on the future of the Institute. As before we will be offering a £50 voucher prize draw for those who complete it.