Sustainability & environment resources

A gateway to content and resources related to whole material lifecycle thinking and sustainable practices, for the benefit of the wider environment

Managing materials use is fundamental to our economic and environmental future.

Revaluating materials’ use throughout their life cycle enables efficient use, reduced environmental impacts and assures resource availability.


Sustainability & environment news

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The Green Deal Industrial Plan is launched

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Upcoming events

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An Introduction to Mechanical Testing 2023

An introduction of the principles of testing and its importance


The Challenges of Incorporating Recycled Content in Plastics Packaging 2023

This half-day online seminar will provide a detailed insight into the latest developments in incorporating recycled content.


Critical Structural Integrity Challenges for Offshore Wind in the UK Spring 2023

Exploring the materials and structural integrity challenges facing this growing industry


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

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 sustainability & environment

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Energy Materials Group

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Wood Technology Group


Energy Transition Group