• Notice of 2020 IOM3 Annual General Meeting

    Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the Bye-Laws, the Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining will be held at 12.00pm on 3 September 2020 online.
  • Support for members

    The Institute is aware that the foreseeable future will be difficult for a number of its members and is here to help those who find themselves in this unfortunate situation. The Institute has a career break rate for its membership fees of £41, while individuals who have been in continuous membership for two years or more may seek support from the Members' Benevolent Trust to pay their membership fees. This is a benefit of your membership, which over the years you have contributed too through your paid membership fees.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on materials, minerals and mining communities

    The escalation of COVID-19 during 2020 has posed great challenges for individuals as well as organisations and has also led, in some cases, to new opportunities to rethink the way of working. This report considers the impact of the pandemic on several industries and examines what may lie ahead.
  • IOM3 digital transformation and rebranding update

    The first phase of the IOM3 digital transformation project was launched at the end of January, consisting of a fully functioning membership management system and new Member Portal that allows members to update their details, select their technical and communications preferences, pay subscription fees, download invoices for past payments and access all our online Member Benefits, as well as providing online joining for new members
  • Self-repairing rubber made from industrial waste

    Materials World magazine
    A new rubber can be repaired and returned to original strength at room temperature in minutes, say researchers from Flinders University, Australia. The rubber, made from industrial waste products including sulphur, canola cooking oil and dicyclopentadience (DCPD) from petroleum refining, is also said to be suitable for recycling.
  • Plastics, Rubber and Composites, Vol. 49, No. 6 is now available

    The Polymer Society
    Plastics, Rubber and Composites , Vol. 49, No. 6 is now available online. Members can access for free.
  • IOM3 on inclusivity

    The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) prides itself on valuing inclusivity and stands in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the fight against racism, especially in the light of the shocking events in the USA and subsequent protests.
  • Patent of the month – Intellectual property for R&D

    Materials World magazine
    Rayyan Mughal, of Marks & Clerk Law LLP, looks at what you need to consider when working in international R&D teams, collaborations and university spin-out companies.
  • MPG AGM and Effect of Plastics on Coronavirus Webinar

    The Polymer Society
    The online AGM and Presentation will start at 7.00pm on 10th June 2020 featuring Mr Philip Law, Director General, British Plastics Federation.
  • Industrial mask in use

    International challenge: develop a new reusable and efficient face mask

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    An online competition for new reusable mask models that help protect against Covid-19 while letting people breathe in effort-intensive jobs. Cash prize available.