Member communities

IOM3 has a number of groups and committees that provide a focus for activities for members of different grades and at various stages of their career.

Younger Members' Committee

Members aged 35 and under account for approximately one third of the Institute's total membership. The Younger Members' Committee (YMC) was established in 1967 to represent the views and interests of its younger members, and is one of the longest running committees in the Institute's history. The YMC organises events for younger members and is involved in activities such as the World Lecture Competition.


IOM3 is keen to engage with students and has a package of benefits to support both undergraduates and postgraduates during their studies. We run several different student competitions in various activity sectors. Students can also benefit from various awards, prizes, grants and bursaries.

Technician Members

Associate and Technician Members of the Institute play an important role in helping to develop new technology and in ensuring the smooth running of current technology. IOM3 is developing a new initiative, M3, aimed at supporting Technician and Associate Members in their careers. Information about Technician membership

Women in Materials

The Women in Materials Group was formed in 2012 and provides a focus for women members within IOM3. The Group has held several events on mentoring, networking and education, and organised a celebration of the first National Women in Engineering Day in June 2014.

Fellows' Lounge

The Fellows’ Lounge provides a focus for our most senior grade of membership. Relevant news and events, reference information, access to e-zine versions of Institute magazines, selected presentations and profiles of Fellows.