• Understanding nature's toughest material

    Materials World magazine
    Researchers have discovered how nacre responds to strain in real-time, which could lead to new, strong synthetic materials being developed. Idha Valeur reports.
  • Capturing sulphur to make it useful

    Materials World magazine
    Molecular organic frameworks could trap sulphur dioxide from ambient air to use as a raw material and prevent it going to waste. Idha Valeur reports.
  • A flexible implant could lead to better hearing

    Materials World magazine
    Making hearing implants soft and more flexible could help people with dysfunctional inner ears to hear again. Idha Valeur reports.
  • Magnesium alloys for implants

    Materials World magazine
    A family of magnesium-based alloys that can be resorbed by the body have been developed, revealing mechanistic insights to better predict their degradation rate.
  • Vice Chair of TCB announced

    IOM3
    IOM3 is pleased to have appointed Margaret Copland, CEng, CSci, FIMMM Senior Wells & Technology Manager at the Oil and Gas Authority and a board member of the Oil and Gas Division as the Vice Chair of the IOM3 Technology Communities Board.
  • IOM3 launches first TCB annual forum

    IOM3
    On 12 November, IOM3 held its first Technology Communities Board Annual Forum in London. The aim of the forum was to introduce technical communities and divisional chairs to the Strategic Advisors and for the various IOM3 divisions to share best practices, challenges and to help shape the Institute’s events calendar going forward.
  • First IOM3 Advisory Council meeting takes place

    IOM3
    Following the success of the IOM3 Advisory Council elections and having confirmed 15 vacancies representing IOM3 Grades and Regions, the first meeting took place on 5 November to celebrate and officially welcome the new governance structure.
  • Education and Technician Awards and New Fellows Dinner 2019

    IOM3
    Winners of this year’s Education and Technician Awards and New Fellows from September 2018/2019 joined together on Thursday 31 October 2018 to celebrate their awards and achievement/Fellowship.
  • A smartfilter for capturing and degrading microfibre

    Materials World magazine
    A filter for washing machines has been developed in an effort to degrade microfibres released from clothing in a bid to reduce plastic pollution. Idha Valeur reports.
  • New FEMS President and Vice President announced

    IOM3
    The Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) held its Election of Managing Committee members and recently voted in favour of Professor Eric le Bourhis and Dr Anna Zervaki in the positions of FEMS President and Vice-President retrospectively from January 2020.

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