• Member survey – have your say

    The Institute is currently looking at ways in which it can better meet the professional needs of its members and improve the overall member experience. As part of this exercise, we will be issuing a digital member survey in the coming weeks and hope as many members as possible will complete it.
  • Nanosurfaces 2019 makes a return

    Nanosurfaces 2019 is making a return from its previous event held in 2017. This event will provide a unique opportunity to discover the latest developments in nano-enabled surface science using physical and chemical surface modification and nanoparticle enhanced formulations.
  • Credit: Withers & Rogers

    Patent of the Month

    Materials World magazine
    Patent Attorney Gemma McGeough at Withers & Rogers discusses a patent for analysing fluid flow on a nanoscopic scale.
  • Using the inner shell spectroscopy (ISS) beamline at NSLS-II, to analyse nanomaterials that work as catalysts for fuel cells. Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory.

    Synthesising catalysts for energy storage

    Materials World magazine
    Research into catalyst materials for hydrogen fuel cells could significantly reduce the cost of viable renewable energy. Rhiannon Garth Jones reports.
  • The sensor probes are formed by a 100nm thick layer of gold as it is resilient and does not interfere with cell chemistry. CREDIT: © 2018 SOMEYA GROUP.

    Monitoring the beating heart

    Materials World magazine
    A nano sensor to monitor heart cells with minimal disruption has been developed by Japanese engineers. Katherine Williams reports.
  • Adhesion '19 Medal Winners announced

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    The Society for Adhesion and Adhesives (SAA) announces the recipients of the two medals to be presented at the Adhesion ’19 conference in September.
  • Update to IOM3 Sustainability Policy

    As of 27 November 2018, the Institute in accordance with its Council and approved by Managing Board, has updated its sustainability policy.
  • IOM3 welcomes new President Professor Serena Best CBE FREng CEng FIMMM

    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

    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.
  • Magnetic nanosprings might be the key for drug delivery agents

    Materials World magazine
    Creating nanorobots, nanosensors and targeted drug delivery agents for anticancer therapy could be easier in the future with the development of nanosprings with magnetic properties. Idha Valeur reports.