• Saudi mining city brings diversity

    Materials World magazine
    Saudi Arabia’s new mining city will provide security with the chance to diversify from oil. Ceri Jones reports.
  • FAME 2018

    Materials World magazine
    The recent Flexible and Mobile Mineral Processing conference demonstrated flexible processing solutions for the mining industry. Katherine Williams attended to hear the latest updates on EU minerals technology projects.
  • IOM3 welcomes new President Professor Serena Best CBE FREng CEng FIMMM

    IOM3
    Having now taken on the role as President of IOM3, Serena talks about engaging younger members, key issues facing materials science and engineering and the 150th anniversary.
  • A look back at 2018

    IOM3
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Our offices will close for the Christmas break at 5pm on Friday 21 December and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2019.
  • Country report: Chile

    Materials World magazine
    Chile’s recent commitment to renewable energy has been described as a revolution, built on progressive policies, and solar and wind potential. But flagging efficiency reveals the scale of transition remaining. Khai Trung Le reports.
  • Animal chatter speeds up material testing

    Materials World magazine
    Sonar techniques can characterise soft materials at high speeds and with greater accuracy.
  • The future of UK mining

    Materials World magazine
    Khai Trung Le looks at the most promising new lithium, tin, gold, and coal mines in the UK.
  • Colombia embraces women in emerald mining

    Materials World magazine
    Fura Gems has launched the first all-women wash plant in a move the company believes will help provide greater support for women in the mining industry.
  • Technology Communities Board invites nominations

    IOM3
    The IOM3 Managing Board recently approved the restructure of the Industry & Technology Policy Board by creating a new Technical Communities Board (TCB). Nominations are now being sought for the role of Strategic Advisors on the TCB. This voluntary role is open to any member of the Institute. Members can request a full prospectus which sets out the ethos behind the change and includes both the job description and Terms of Reference.
  • A farewell from CEO Bernie Rickinson

    IOM3
    Looking back over 21 immensely enjoyable years as Chief Executive at IOM3, it is hard to single out one aspect or achievement within the job that has given me the most pleasure. Some of the activities and brands above have been a part of the Institute’s development under my watch.

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