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 Material Selection Virtual Course

An introduction of the principles of materials selection for engineering applications, exploring metallurgical, mechanical and environmental factors.

Failure Mechanisms in Titanium Alloys

This webinar will feature presentations from leading experts in the field of titanium alloys and their failure modes.

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Elastomers Used in Electric Vehicles

This webinar will specifically discuss and address relevant challenges and solutions to very important transportation issues.

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

Chemistry and Materials Scientist

  • Contract type: Open Ended
  • Salary: Dependent on skills and experience
  • Closing date: 22 May 2022

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) one of Europe’s largest research organisations and part of UKRI (United Kingdom Research & Innovation) is looking for a Chemistry and Materials Scientist to join a dedicated team of experts working on some the most exciting science in the UK today.

Graduate Materials Scientist

  • Contract type: Full-time/Permanent
  • Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 depending on experience
  • Closing date: 17 Jun 2022

Renishaw’s Group Engineering Division is seeking to recruit a Graduate Materials Scientist that will provide specialist support to the business divisions.

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IOM3 communities active in materials applications

Natural Materials Group

Defence Safety & Security Group

Construction Materials Group