• Member survey – have your say

    IOM3
    The Institute is currently looking at ways in which it can better meet the professional needs of its members and improve the overall member experience. As part of this exercise, we will be issuing a digital member survey in the coming weeks and hope as many members as possible will complete it.
  • Nanosurfaces 2019 makes a return

    IOM3
    Nanosurfaces 2019 is making a return from its previous event held in 2017. This event will provide a unique opportunity to discover the latest developments in nano-enabled surface science using physical and chemical surface modification and nanoparticle enhanced formulations.
  • Adhesion '19 Medal Winners announced

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    The Society for Adhesion and Adhesives (SAA) announces the recipients of the two medals to be presented at the Adhesion ’19 conference in September.
  • Update to IOM3 Sustainability Policy

    IOM3
    As of 27 November 2018, the Institute in accordance with its Council and approved by Managing Board, has updated its sustainability policy.
  • Smart hazmat suits based on cactus skin

    Materials World magazine
    Ageing cactus skin is informing the development of high-tech hazmat suits. Ceri Jones reports.
  • IOM3 welcomes new President Professor Serena Best CBE FREng CEng FIMMM

    IOM3
    Having now taken on the role as President of IOM3, Serena talks about engaging younger members, key issues facing materials science and engineering and the 150th anniversary.
  • A look back at 2018

    IOM3
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Our offices will close for the Christmas break at 5pm on Friday 21 December and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2019.
  • Self-sensing components paves way to functional soft robotics

    Materials World magazine
    Material able to self-sense its deformations may lead the way to more adaptable and functional soft robotics. Khai Trung Le talks to Ilse Van Meerbeek about her work.
  • Pursuing the smart factory

    Materials World magazine
    Dr Cinzia Giannetti, Senior Lecturer of Engineering at Swansea University, UK, talks about her smart factory project and collaboration with packaging manufacturer, Crown.
  • Shape memory alloy reinforces building

    Materials World magazine
    A new shape-memory alloy that only requires one pre-stressing could improve civil engineering. Ceri Jones reports.

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