• Support for members

    The Institute is aware that the foreseeable future will be difficult for a number of its members and is here to help those who find themselves in this unfortunate situation. The Institute has a career break rate for its membership fees of £41, while individuals who have been in continuous membership for two years or more may seek support from the Members' Benevolent Trust to pay their membership fees. This is a benefit of your membership, which over the years you have contributed too through your paid membership fees.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on materials, minerals and mining communities

    The escalation of COVID-19 during 2020 has posed great challenges for individuals as well as organisations and has also led, in some cases, to new opportunities to rethink the way of working. This report considers the impact of the pandemic on several industries and examines what may lie ahead.
  • IOM3 digital transformation and rebranding update

    The first phase of the IOM3 digital transformation project was launched at the end of January, consisting of a fully functioning membership management system and new Member Portal that allows members to update their details, select their technical and communications preferences, pay subscription fees, download invoices for past payments and access all our online Member Benefits, as well as providing online joining for new members
  • IOM3 on inclusivity

    The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) prides itself on valuing inclusivity and stands in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the fight against racism, especially in the light of the shocking events in the USA and subsequent protests.
  • A nasal swab sample is mixed with liquid containing gold nanoparticles attached to a molecule which binds to the virus. If positive, the nanoparticles turn the solution blue and a precipitate forms. If negative, it remains purple.

    Rapid Covid-19 Test uses nanoparticle technique

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Nanotechnology provides visual detection of virus in 10 minutes.
  • Cleaning water using steam

    Materials World magazine
    A solar-powered steam generator made from natural materials could make it easier and more affordable to purify and desalinate water in undeveloped rural areas. Idha Valeur asks how it works.
  • Carbon nanostructure stronger than diamond

    Materials World magazine
    A super-light carbon nanostructure stronger than diamond can now finally be fabricated, claim scientists State-side. Shardell Joseph catches up with them.
  • Patent of the month – Intellectual property for R&D

    Materials World magazine
    Rayyan Mughal, of Marks & Clerk Law LLP, looks at what you need to consider when working in international R&D teams, collaborations and university spin-out companies.
  • Materials Research Innovations, Vol. 24, No. 4 is now available

    Materials Science & Technology Division
    Materials Research Innovations, Vol. 24, No. 4, 06 Jun 2020 is now available online. Members can read for free.
  • Advances in Applied Ceramics, Vol. 119, No. 4, is now available

    The Ceramics Society
    Advances in Applied Ceramics, Vol. 119, No. 4, is now available online. Members can read for free.