Student engineers to bid for funding

Join us on 23 September for the innovation event of this year's London Design Festival, the final of Innovation Hothouse 2011, which is supported by IOM3.
Penetrated Fibre Metal Laminate

Photography competition to capture the essence of materials in Defence, Safety or Security

Defence, Safety and Security Committee
The IOM3 Defence Safety and Security Committee (DSSC) announce their 2nd photographic competition. The committee continues the search for the best photographs to help promote the activity of the DSSC to both members and the general public.
spruce branch

Spruce almighty - major Sitka spruce research report published

Wood Focus magazine
A research report that summarises everything known about Sitka spruce and brings together 90 years of research into a single document has been published by the UK’s Forestry Commission.
spruce tree

Mossing over the issue

Wood Focus magazine
A study at McGill University in Montreal, Canada has found that 800-year-old Sitka spruces in coastal boreal forests are excellent at gathering moss, making them effective at mitigating nutrient depletion and carbon sequestration.

Termite guts to boost biofuels

Wood Focus magazine
Termites may provide the key to breaking down woody biomass for more efficient biofuel production.