In March 2015, Ian Richards CEnv RSci AIMMM became the first person to become a Registered Scientist through the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). He is a member of IOM3 and the Society for the Environment.
Education and qualifications:
Chartered Environmentalist, Registered Scientist, BSc(Hons), Dip.Env Pol, PGCPSE.
Place of study:
Staffordshire University and Open University.
Technologist at Imerys
Ian has been involved with materials (specialising in ceramics) for almost 30 years. His career to date has been scientific and technology based.
Currently, he conducts a multidisciplinary role, where science (material, chemical, geological) work alongside environmental and quality related issues.
Ian said, ‘I think being registered sends a strong signal to potential or existing customers, clients and employers, that you have taken steps to ensure your competence and experience can be trusted and relied upon’.