Materials science & technology resources

A gateway to resources relating to the science and technology of materials

An understanding of the structure and properties of materials is fundamental to finding improved ways of processing and using them, whatever their application.

IOM3 embraces the full spectrum of materials from nanomaterials, biomaterials, through metals, ceramics and polymers, to natural materials and minerals.


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Plastics, Rubber and Composites, Vol. 52, No. 2, ready to read

Materials science & technology resources

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High Temperature Testing with HotPIP

Exploring a new technique for gathering mechanical property data at elevated temperatures

An Introduction to Mechanical Testing 2023

An introduction of the principles of testing and its importance

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Elastomers in Power Generation

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

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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IOM3 Awards & Prizes

Awards in materials science & technology

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.


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 science & technology

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Ceramics Group

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Polymer Group