• In plain sight: reducing the risk of infrastructure failure. An interim report into the Grenfell Fire

    Sustainable Development Group
    A report by Professor Peter Hansford on behalf of the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • The black widow's steel strength web

    Materials World magazine
    Understanding how black widow spiders transform proteins into fibres as strong as steel may help scientists create strong synthetic materials. Idha Valeur reports.
  • New process for bark utilisation

    Materials World magazine
    A new process for extracting tannins from softwood bark has been discovered, making it possible to use the full material. Idha Valeur reports.
  • How a mantis shrimp packs a punch

    Materials World magazine
    Robotics could be improved with super strength shrimp design. Ceri Jones reports.
  • Photosynthesis for self-healing polymers

    Materials World magazine
    A self-repairing polymer that continuously expands and strengthens has been developed at MIT. Khai Trung Le reports.
  • Technology Communities Board - Nominations Invited

    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.
  • The technology of post-disaster recovery

    Materials World magazine
    Prevention is better than a cure. But force majeure and decades of inelegant architectural and societal build-up means not every natural disaster can be mitigated. In these events, engineering plays a vital role in post-disaster solutions. Khai Trung Le reports.
  • IOM3 mentoring membership

    Materials World magazine
    Important news for existing and prospective CEng, IEng and EngTech, from Ian Bowbrick, IOM3 Director of Professional Development and Membership.
  • Vietnam builds future on raw bricks

    Clay Technology magazine
    Vietnam is aiming to increase the number of non-fired adobe bricks it produces, to reduce harmful carbon emissions. Ceri Jones reports.

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