Obituary – Professor Jim Charles FREng FRSA HON FIMMM

Jim Charles was resolutely a metallurgist interested in industrial processes and, through his intuitive understanding of the subject, he also made important contributions to archaeometallurgy

Statement on plastics and recycling from IOM3/The Packaging Society

Following media focus through programmes such as ‘Blue Planet II’ and news and current affairs programmes, the IOM3 Packaging Society Board has collected information from its members and produced the following top five issues that we believe should be addressed by UK Government, retailers, consumers and the packaging industry.

Spotlight: How to... find success in failure

In a typical year, Axiom Engineering Associates might undertake 50 metallurgical failure investigations. Steve Woodward takes a tour of its black museum of failure.

Materials and big physics

Sharon Ann Holgate investigates the developments allowing scientists to go to the next level at some of the most advanced physics facilities ever built.

Mining’s part in Ethiopia’s boom

Michael Schwartz looks at the rise of Ethiopia’s mining sector and profiles some of the companies that help create the country’s exceptional growth.