Technical Communities

IOM3 Technical Communities focus on all aspects of materials science, technology and engineering; mining, minerals and exploration; and materials applications from nanotechnology to construction.

Our Technical Communities cover a huge range of special interest topics - find a technical network to suit your interests here! Use the filters to find communities that cover your subject area
Members of IOM3 (logged in) can join any of the communities listed to receive news and updates from those groups. This will be logged on your member profile on the IOM3 database. Members who wish to select a primary / preferred technical community need to do so via their member profile.



22 groups available

A forum for professionals to gain information, knowledge and an understanding of all aspects of adhesion and adhesive technologies and processes.

A network for professionals involved in the responsible location and use of the earth's resources

Provides a focus for the application and use of materials used in biomedical applications

The network for professional people working with advanced, engineering or industrial ceramics including clay and cementitious materials

Providing a focus for fibre-reinforced composite materials and structures

The technical network covering the application, use and reuse of all construction materials and systems

Provides a focus for all technical, educational and professional aspects of materials used in defence, safety and security

Covering all the technical aspects of using elastomeric materials

A cross-cutting group focussing on the materials issues in low carbon energy supply

Supporting all technical, educational and professional aspects of the energy transition

Representing the iron and steel community, we provide technical expertise and advice related to all aspects of the manufacture, use and reuse of iron and steel based metals and alloys

A network to share knowledge and best practice related to the understanding of material properties and how they affect materials selection and use

Provides a forum for professionals to gain an understanding of all areas of materials processing, manufacture and related technologies across all material types

Focussing on all technical aspects of mineral processing and extractive metallurgy, including hydro- and pyrometallurgy

A focus for the promotion and exchange of knowledge on all aspects of mining lifecycle technology and mining industry matters

A professional network representing the entire breadth of natural materials from academic research to commercial application use and reuse

Promoting a vibrant and innovative non-ferrous and light metals technology scene in the UK

The network for professional people working in packaging, from packaging designers to packaging suppliers, and brand owners who design and manufacture.

A community of professionals with a shared technical interest in polymers, supporting the development of sustainable polymer supply chains

Promoting the selection, optimisation and use of all surface related technologies, such as coatings and surface treatments, to maximise component and system performance

The network helping to develop sustainable practices across the materials cycle as the centre of expertise on sustainability and the environment within IOM3

Covering all aspects of timber and wood based materials, and how their characterisation and properties influence their selection and use