• Support for members

    IOM3
    The Institute is aware that the foreseeable future will be difficult for a number of its members and is here to help those who find themselves in this unfortunate situation. The Institute has a career break rate for its membership fees of £41, while individuals who have been in continuous membership for two years or more may seek support from the Members' Benevolent Trust to pay their membership fees. This is a benefit of your membership, which over the years you have contributed too through your paid membership fees.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on materials, minerals and mining communities

    IOM3
    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

    IOM3
    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
  • A spotlight on self-healing flexible electronics

    Materials World magazine
    A stretchable material that can repair itself also illuminates visibly at low voltages. Shardell Joseph finds out how.
  • Driving net zero - apply for funding

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Businesses can apply for a share of £15 million to encourage the green economic recovery in transport, energy and industrial sectors.
  • Rail moves towards safer travel and net zero

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Twenty-five projects including hydrogen-powered freight trains have been awarded a share of £9.4mln. The UK government-backed fund aims to bring new technology onto the railways in the move towards net zero carbon emissions.
  • Healing bandages

    Materials World magazine
    Alternative cotton dressings for diabetic wounds and burn injuries could aid the healing process by releasing an agent to promote new blood vessel formation.
  • Enhancing silicon’s strength

    Materials World magazine
    Tiny silicon structures can be made stronger and more deformable than previously thought possible, with potential for making smaller and more robust sensors in smartphones.
  • IOM3 on inclusivity

    IOM3
    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.
  • A nasal swab sample is mixed with liquid containing gold nanoparticles attached to a molecule which binds to the virus. If positive, the nanoparticles turn the solution blue and a precipitate forms. If negative, it remains purple.

    Rapid Covid-19 Test uses nanoparticle technique

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Nanotechnology provides visual detection of virus in 10 minutes.

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