• Guests travel from afar to attend awards dinner

    On 22 October new Fellows, special and publication award winners and their guests gathered for the Institute's Special and Publications Awards dinner.
  • Cladded steel component prior to residual stress measurement

    The strain of weld induced residual stresses

    Materials World magazine
    UK researchers are exploring a new analytical framework for predicting and measuring weld induced residual stresses. This could have important implications for nuclear and aerospace applications by providing a more accurate, rapid and less costly approach to the problem using 3D eigenstrain solutions.
  • Charging up batteries with algae

    Materials World magazine
    A charge time and capacity record for organic and non–toxic batteries has been set by using algae, claim researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden. The work opens up possibilities for producing environmentally friendly, cost efficient, up-scalable and lightweight energy storage systems.
  • Solid alumino-silicate spheres beneficiated from waste fly ash

    Polymer fillers meet minerals processing

    Materials World magazine
    Mining technology is transforming waste fly ash from coal-fired power stations into cheaper and resource efficient polymer fillers, claims RockTron, based in Keynsham, UK. The firm says it has achieved a ‘world’s first’ in fly ash beneficiation.
  • Materials experts sought for Fuel Cells Challenge

    The Carbon Trust is searching for UK innovators to help develop the next generation of fuel cells. People with expertise in polymers, catalysts, metals and other materials that could provide alternatives to current fuel cell components are invited to take part in the Fuel Cells Challenge.
  • Beilby Medal and Prize seeking applicants

    The annual Beilby Medal and Prize is seeking nominations for the 2010 award.
  • Natural Fibres '09 Programme Announced

    The programme for the three day International conference Natural Fibres '09, taking place on 14-16 December 2009 has been released. The programme includes over 60 oral presentations and 20 poster presentations.
  • organic crystal structure

    Organic crystals for hydrogen storage

    Materials World magazine
    Scientists in the UK say they have fashioned a crystal that could store 2.5% hydrogen by mass.
  • Conference survey needs your input

    As part of the Institute's continuing commitment to provide the best services and products possible, IOM3 is inviting you to participate in a survey on conferences.
  • Nominations invited for Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes

    The Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes are accepting nominations until 18 December.