COVID-19: The IOM3 offices are currently closed following Government advice on coronavirus. IOM3 remains operational and you can still contact our team via telephone and email, but please bear with us if our response is sometimes slower than usual. Please refer to this page for the latest IOM3 position and here for useful links.
Bacteria can play an important role in the formation of secondary gold grains, according to Dr Frank Reith, a geo-microbiologist at the Australian Commonwealth Science and Research Organisation (CSIRO). He believes this discovery could have a significant impact on the mineral exploration industry.
The How Smart Are We? conference held on 15 September 2006 at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, UK, and highlighted some of the technology and functionality needed for successful marketing of smart materials in textiles.
The London Metropolitan Polymer Centre, UK, has launched a new undergraduate degree programme in Sports Product Design, intended to give materials students the skills and knowledge to design sports products of the future.
Researchers at Loughborough University’s Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Re-use/Recycling Technologies (SMART) in the UK have completed a two-year study to address the cost and design implications of recovering and recycling vehicle materials and components. This is in light of the EU End of Life Directive which came into force in 2006, and requires vehicle manufacturing to meet targets for recovery and recycling.