Diverse groups of talented specialists at the cutting edge of materials science provide valuable insights, powerful connections and meaningful impact across the healthcare field.

Health is a universal topic. It impacts us all, however many topics continue to create confusion and division when it comes to how to best utilise healthcare materials as part of our daily lives. 

Marcus Caine


Marcus Caine

Strategic Advisor

We struggle to balance the need for sustainable approaches that are capable of scaling to accommodate the growing needs of our society.  The challenges we all face today need not be faced in isolation.  Empowered Technical Communities within IOM3 already exist to provide guidance and facilitate powerful connections within the materials science community.  These diverse groups of talented specialists are at the cutting edge of materials science and, through discussions and exchanges within the Technical Communities, are best suited to provide valuable insights, powerful connections and meaningful impact across the healthcare field.  

The Health theme strategically aligns existing IOM3 Technical Communities focused on impactful topics such as; tackling single use plastics, understanding chemical safety profiles in novel polymer systems or designing and constructing the next generation of interfacing medical devices.  The materials knowledge and expertise accessible within this overarching theme form an invaluable resource when engaging healthcare solutions globally.  


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Upcoming events

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PVC 2024

Returning to an in-person event in 2024, the world's leading forum on PVC will provide a roadmap to a sustainable future.


Biolpolymers: A Sustainable Future?

A technical lecture from the East Midlands Materials Society

Loughborough & Virtual

FEMS Junior EUROMAT 2024

The unrivalled, biennial networking event for Europe's early career researchers, scientists, engineers and students to exchange ideas, share their research, and learn about the latest advances in materials science and engineering.


2024 IOM3 Awards & Prizes

IOM3 has a range of Awards, Medal and Prizes to recognise personal achievement, for published work and for contributions to the Institute, knowledge, outreach and profession. 

Nominations for the 2024 IOM3 Awards & Prizes closed on 29 February and the winners will be announced in June. Visit our Awards pages to see details of the awards and competitions on offer and details of previous winners.

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 communities active in health

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Polymer Group

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Composites Group