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Fortescue lecture challenges Australia to embrace hydrogen as green steel future

Fortescue Metals Group chairman and founder, Andrew Forrest, gave the first ABC Boyer Lecture for 2021 and roundly told Australia to focus on hydrogen for energy.

Construction in extreme environments at Rothera Research Station

The second stage of building a scientific support facility in Antarctica began this month.

IOM3 Investigates...Responsible Mining Part 2 - Practical Approaches

In this ‘IOM3 Investigates’, Colin is joined by Anne Oxley (Brazilian Nickel) and Carl Nicholas (Mineesia)

New online Membership Workshop - Open Clinic

Exclusive to current IOM3 members – book a 30 minute appointment by MS Teams with one of the Membership Team to discuss your membership needs. Open Membership Clinic.

Applications open for Made for Manufacturing in Manchester, UK

Manufacturers in Greater Manchester can benefit from the return of a fully-funded programme to help businesses of all sizes increase productivity and get on the path to growth.

New Erasmus+ project to preserve traditional skills in ceramics

University of the Arts London (UAL) has been selected to lead on CRAFT: Activating Pedagogy for Ceramic Education Futures. This new Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership is in response to the increasing loss of heritage skills in ceramics, one of the oldest crafts in human history.

First UK production of lithium carbonate for electric vehicles

Lithium carbonate has been successfully produced from two UK sources – one from Cornish Lithium’s Trelavour project site in Cornwall and another from Scotland. High-purity lithium carbonate is a raw material for lithium-ion battery cells, such as those used in electric vehicles.

Plastics, Rubber and Composites, Vol. 50, No. 1 ready to read

Papers look at self-healing hydrogels, composite reinforcement and natural rubber nanocomposites.

Could the Brazilian dam collapse have been predicted with satellite radar imaging?

One of Brazil’s worst environmental disasters - a dam collapse that also killed more than 200 people - could have been foreseen with the right monitoring technology, according to a new study by the University of Nottingham and Durham University, UK. The high-profile catastrophe took place on 25 January 2019 at a tailings dam near the Córrego do Feijão iron ore mine, close to the town of Brumadinho, in the Minas Gerais state in south-east Brazil.

Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, Vol. 26, No. 2 now available

A quest for crack-resistant aluminium alloys, thoughts On the performance of weld overlay characteristics and Control of droplet transfer using a filler-wire in tandem arc welding all feature in this issue.

Views sought on update to UK Plan for Shipment of Waste

The UK Government has published its update proposals to the UK plan for Shipment of Waste.

Materials Science and Technology, Vol. 37, No. 1 out now

This new journal issue focuses on alloys.

The Swiss energy transition - modelled

An ETH Zurich, Switzerland, research team is working to create a modelling platform for analysis of how technological, economic and regulatory developments affect future energy systems.

Queensland rolls out EV fast-charging network

A network of ten electric-vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations is being rolled out in Queensland, Australia.

New Tomorrow's Engineers website launched

Tomorrow’s Engineers focuses on working with the engineering community to improve the collective impact of our outreach activity. A new website, launched in January 2021, brings together resources to support practitioners in getting the most out of their engineering engagement activity.

Latest FEMS updates

As an IOM3 member, you can get access to Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) benefits. FEMS is a not-for profit association of European materials societies and associations covering science and engineering in various fields including metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, glasses, nano and biomaterials in 22 different countries

World leaders meeting to address global challenges

The World Economic Forum Davos Agenda will bring together the foremost leaders of the world to address the new global situation, addressing the economic, environmental, social and technological challenges following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Surface Engineering special issue - Tribological coatings

With papers considering slide wear, corrosion and oxidation this special issue looks at tribo-behaviour in practice.

Dos and Don'ts for working at home

Following the escalation of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Government announcement of measures to help tackle its spread, working remotely/home working is now becoming the ‘new norm’ for many people. IOM3 has put together a list of 'dos and don’ts' that those of you not used to working from home may find useful.

Focus on Archaeology and Natural Materials

View on demand webinar, presented at Natural Materials Association Lunchtime Seminars

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