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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Sustainability & environment resources

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Plugging the gaps of oil and gas decarbonisation

Upcoming events

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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.

An Introduction to EPR for Packaging

One-day course providing an overview of the new Extended Producer Responsibility scheme for packaging


Timber 2022

A conference for the UK timber industry, wood technologists, wood scientists and related trades, presenting many new and interesting concepts and developments in timber, wood science and related fields

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

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 sustainability & environment

Energy Materials Group

Wood Technology Group

Energy Transition Group