What a year it has been for IOM3. 2019 marked 150 years since the Iron and Steel Institute was formed. To mark this year, IOM3 has put together a video with all the highlights from the past 12 months of events and activities.
In the lead up to Christmas, IOM3 is pleased to launch its final window display of 2019 on the theme of gallium-nitride-based LEDs, inspired by the work of Professor Sir Colin Humphreys CBE FRS FREng FIMMM , Past President of IOM3 (2002–2003)
The Institute has embarked on a major digital transformation project – named Project Optimus - that will deliver a new database and member portal early in 2020, followed by the integration of our other administration and communications systems and a brand new website by early 2021.
Back in September, academics and industrialists met for the 10th International Charles Parsons Turbine Conference held by IOM3, sharing the latest updates in turbine research and development. Charles Parsons’ concepts and designs have been instrumental in developing turbo-machinery for the mass generation of electricity and propulsion – a legacy honoured through the series of Parsons Conferences.
IOM3 is pleased to have appointed Margaret Copland, CEng, CSci, FIMMM Senior Wells & Technology Manager at the Oil and Gas Authority and a board member of the Oil and Gas Division as the Vice Chair of the IOM3 Technology Communities Board.
The UK government has recently set out two ambitious and long-term strategic objectives, namely the 25-year environmental action plan and a commitment for the UK to be zero net carbon by 2050. This conference critically examines these two challenges, with an emphasis on rigorous systems thinking and numerical estimates.