Membership benefits

Make the most of your IOM3 membership

At IOM3, we strive to provide you with services and activities to support your professional career.

At whatever stage of your career you may be, we want you to feel part of the wider materials, minerals and mining community.

This page gives details of our current benefits for IOM3 members.

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Knowledge & information 

IOM3 membership gives you access to technical and non-technical information, delivered through events such as webinars, podcasts, conferences and workshops, as well as digital content and access to technical enquiry and library services.

Member benefits include:

  • Free members' magazine
  • Access to library services 
  • Free access to information databases including OneMine
  • Discounted rates for conferences
  • Access to premium website content
  • Free access to nearly 100 peer-reviewed journals

Materials World

Our flagship members' magazine covering all aspects of the materials cycle


IOM3 events calendar

Upcoming IOM3 events across all subjects and disciplines of the materials cycle. Events organised by IOM3 count towards your CPD

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Information databases

Easily search our extensive online library catalogue, access our digitised document collection and (for members) OneMine mining and minerals database



Access a library of strategic texts, reports and journals. With collections related to steel, tribology, rubber, minerals, mining and more

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IOM3 Investigates podcast

Welcome to IOM3 Investigates... the IOM3 podcast series

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Information services

We offer a technical enquiry service and library services to members, non-members, industry, academia and the public

Professional standards & recognition 

IOM3 provides a route to apply for professional registration / chartered qualifications, with support for you to achieve this. Our suite of annual awards, grants and medals recognises achievement and contributions to the profession.

Member benefits include:

  • Support to achieve registered qualifications such as CEng, CSci and CEnv
  • Mentoring and workshops for registration
  • Eligibility for IOM3 awards
  • Research and travel grants for early career researchers
  • Student and technician awards for members
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Chartered status

Recognition as a competent practitioner in your technical field of specialisation


Awards & Prizes

Celebrating distinguished achievement and contribution to our profession


Mentoring support

If you're a member of IOM3 and you're working towards a professional qualification, we can find you a mentor to help


Opportunities for personal development

Personal and professional development activities are one of our major strengths, delivered through formal courses run by the IOM3 Training Academy and through a programme of both physical and virtual events organised by IOM3 Events, technical communities and network of local societies.

Member benefits include:

  • Member rates for conferences and events
  • Support for and access to CPD
  • Discounted rates for courses
  • Discounted rates for Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) and selected FEMS member society events

IOM3 events calendar

Upcoming IOM3 events across all subjects and disciplines of the materials cycle. Events organised by IOM3 count towards your CPD


Careers & learning

We provide a range of resources and activities to support education, training and career development


On-demand webinars

Our webinars cover a range of current topics and most are free to attend


IOM3 provides you with a host of networking opportunities through our technical interest community groups, local societies, member networking and career support groups. Getting involved by volunteering on our boards and committees, or in membership peer-review activities is also a rewarding way to join our active member community.

Member benefits include:

  • Access to technical community networks across all IOM3 disciplines
  • Access to events organised by Affiliated Local Societies in the UK and overseas
  • Member networking groups such as the Women in Materials, Minerals and Mining Group and Student and Early Career Group
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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

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Member Networks

Supporting our members in their careers

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Local Societies

IOM3 has a network of affiliated local societies throughout the UK.

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International societies

IOM3 has a number of affiliated societies outside the UK and is also involved in collaboration with several international organisations

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Get involved

Volunteering for membership scrutineering or our technical and member activities is a great way of networking - come and join us!

Additional benefits 

Assistance in times of hardship from the Member's Benevolent Trust

Access to The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) Document Center, USA and their monthly e-magazine (extra fee applies)

Access to ASM International including their magazine and other benefits (extra fee applies)

Discounts on books and journal subscriptions via our publishing partner, Taylor & Francis

Through IOM3, membership of the European Ceramics Society and European Federation of Corrosion

Access to Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) conference proceedings & discount off European Journal of Materials

Discounts on room hire at our London and Grantham offices

Free use of Member Business Lounge hot-desks and meeting facilities at IOM3 London and Grantham

Discounted rates on IOM3 student membership - for undergraduates and postgraduates

Access to Plastics Historial Society resources free of charge; attendance at events at same price as PHS members