Materials applications

A gateway to resources relating to the development and use of materials across all applications from biotechnology to engineering and construction

Materials underpin all engineering activities such as construction, electronics, aerospace, telecommunications, medicine and energy, and can be the key to providing greater efficiency and lower costs in all manner of industries.     

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An Introduction to Mechanical Testing 2023

An introduction of the principles of testing and its importance


PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology March 2023

An in-depth exploration of all things packaging for those wishing to deepen their practice

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Elastomers in Power Generation

Focussing on the use of elastomers and elastomeric-like materials in power generation.

Awards in Materials Applications

Nominations for the 2022 IOM3 Awards & Prizes are now closed.

The full list of winners will be announced on the IOM3 website and Institute publications.

Information services

Are you looking for information or advice on materials? Our Information Services team can help you find relevant articles and literature from our extensive library collections and provide signposting to sources of advice.  

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Latest job vacancies

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Honorary Treasurer – IOM3

  • Contract type: Voluntary role
  • Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

In this voluntary Board role, you will have the opportunity to influence the strategic direction and governance of IOM3, and to shape the future of the Institute.

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Materials Engineer/Scientist

  • Contract type: Full-time/Permanent
  • Salary: Dependent on skills and experience between £29,228 - £38,066
  • Closing date: 10 Feb 2023

Working within the Materials Team of the Physical Sciences Group in the Platforms Systems Division. As such you will be part of a team of ~25 scientists, physicists and engineers whose day job is to support the research programmes developing the advanced materials and capabilities of the future.

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IOM3 communities active in materials applications


Packaging Group

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Natural Materials Group