IOM3 has a leading role to play in supporting professionals in materials, minerals, mining and associated technical disciplines to become heroes of the transition to a low-carbon, resource efficient society, not villains. During 2021, IOM3 wants to showcase examples of this work to help underline the importance of materials, minerals, and mining in this effort and build on the national and global momentum leading up to the Glasgow Climate Summit.

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Nuclear and Renewables Materials Challenges: Response to UK Government Green Industrial Revolution

This webinar will present the material challenges for Wind, Solar and Nuclear energy sectors, with an extended panel review to identify key cross over technologies and prospects to maximise cross sector opportunities within the Green Industrial Revolution.

  • Free

Life Cycle Assessment for early career researchers

An overview of LCA for materials science, it’s advantages and controversies, followed by an open discussion about participants' LCA experiences.

12th European Electric Steelmaking Conference

Current and future developments across the broad spectrum of electric arc furnace steelmaking and its associated technologies.

Hybrid: Sheffield, UK & Online

  • CPD hours

Sustainability of Light Metal Packaging: Pods, Flexible Films and more

Second in the series of webinars on recyclability of light metals in the low carbon strategy.

  • Free

NMA Lunchtime Seminar: Focus on Festive Natural Materials

The next webinar in the NMA Lunchtime series.

  • Free

Elastomers for High Frequency Applications

This webinar will focus on the use of elastomers for high frequency applications.


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