• Support for members

    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.
  • A previous landslide at Hpakant jade mine. Credit: Myanmar Ministry of Information

    Myanmar jade mine landslide kills 160

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Latest reports indicate over 160 people have been killed after a landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on materials, minerals and mining communities

    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

    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
  • Progressing UK geological disposal

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    The British Geological Survey (BGS), UK, and RWM, UK, are to assess rock suitability for a UK Geological Disposal Facility (GDF).
  • Tesla's SX3Semi-Family. Credit: Tesla

    Tesla report eyes cobalt-free batteries

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    US carmaker Tesla intends to move to cobalt-free batteries in all its electric vehicles.
  • IOM3 on inclusivity

    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.
  • Patent of the month – Intellectual property for R&D

    Materials World magazine
    Rayyan Mughal, of Marks & Clerk Law LLP, looks at what you need to consider when working in international R&D teams, collaborations and university spin-out companies.
  • Grant enabling Gateshead homes to use mine water energy

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Gateshead Council, UK, has been awarded a grant of almost £6mln to expand its heat network in Gateshead Town Centre.
  • TBM under construction in Germany. Courtesy HS2

    HS2 TBM images and naming

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    The two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will spend around three years digging the longest and deepest HS2 tunnels – from just inside the UK’s M25 to South Heath in Buckinghamshire have made their pictorial debut.