Joint SAA/BASA Seminar: December 2009

The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
The programme for the joint SAA/BASA seminar on 'Future Directions for Adhesives and Sealants' has been revised and fees lowered. Please note that a ttendance at this conference will contribute 3 hours towards a Member’s Continuing Professional Development .

New chief executive for SocEnv

The Society for the Environment, of which IOM3 is a member body, has appointed John Carstensen as its new chief executive.

Chartered Scientists wanted for online profiling

Volunteers are needed to take part in the profiling of Chartered Scientists by the Science Council.

Increased prize money for 2010 Literature Review competition

The UK Centre for Materials Education is sponsoring the 2010 Materials Literature Review Prize and Masterclass, in conjunction with IOM3. This year, the prize money has been increased to £1,000.
Mixture of materials

Mining with bacteria

Materials World magazine
A biotechnological technique for selecting and separating zinc and copper sulphides from ore slurries, without the use of expensive chemicals, has been developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Canada. They say it could be more effective than froth flotation.