• 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.
  • ESAFORM 2010 - High Temperature Sheet Forming Mini Symposium

    Advanced Sheet Metal Forming Committee
    Abstracts are invited for the ESAFORM 2010 conference on materials forming which will take place in Brescia, Italy from 7-9 April 2010. The deadline for abstracts is 18 October 2009. There are mini-symposia on numerous topics, including one on High Temperature Sheet forming.
  • Starpack Awards logo

    New look for Starpack website

    A new website is launched for the Starpack Awards. The new site brings Starpack into the main IOM3 website, displaying the latest news on both the 2009 awards and the 2010 briefs.
  • 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.
  • Government and industry launch progress report on strategy for sustainable construction

    As part of the Progress Report on the Strategy for Sustainable Construction the Government and industry have revealed the achievements made so far on their commitments to change radically the way the UK construction industry designs and builds.
  • Nominations invited for Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes

    The Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes are accepting nominations until 18 December.
  • Government to appoint Chief Adviser on Construction

    Ministers have announced the Government’s response to the recent consultation exercise on the appointment of a Chief Construction Officer.
  • Deadline approaching for CEnv fast track

    Members have until the end of August to take advantage of the fast track accreditation for Chartered Environmentalist status.
  • Audience voting

    Buying into energy generation

    Materials World magazine
    Seven power generation technologies ‘bid’ for hypothetical funding from UK organisations at an event that followed the format of UK TV programme Dragon’s Den. The exercise enabled speakers from the marine, fossil, offshore wind, nuclear, biomass/waste, fuel cell and solar photovoltaic (PV) industries to present their business cases in support of materials R&D in the hope of influencing future strategy.
  • Materials flow in mining and metals

    Materials World magazine
    The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), based in London, UK, has launched a 23-point action plan for chemicals management in the supply chain as part of its Materials Stewardship concept. Dr Ben Davies, Senior Programme Officer at ICMM, discusses the initiative and its progress.