• 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.
  • National Engineering Policy Centre launches The Sustainable Living Places report

    The Sustainable Living Places report, from the National Engineering Policy Centre, maps out a route to more sustainable places to live and work for stakeholders navigating complex planning, infrastructure and housing systems.
  • 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
  • Tallest timber tower closer

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    The world’s tallest hybrid timber building planned for Sydney, Australia, is closer to reality with the appointment of structural engineering firm Eckersley O’Callaghan.
  • EU project recovers metal waste

    Materials World magazine
    An EU project demonstrates new techniques to recover critical metals from low-grade ores and waste. Shardell Joseph explores.
  • Perovskite solar cells passes international test

    Materials World magazine
    Experimental solar cells made from perovskite crystals pass international tests for heat and humidity. Shardell Joseph reports.
  • Chemical recycling of bioplastics yields new product

    Materials World magazine
    Breaking down polylactic acid into a new product may be easier through chemical recycling. Idha Valeur catches up with the researchers.
  • Hot stuff – record melting point for ceramics

    Materials World magazine
    Scientists in Russia claim to have created the most heat-resistant ceramic material. Idha Valeur catches up with them.
  • A sodium battery that can withstand hundreds of charging cycles

    Materials World magazine
    One of the first prototypes using sodium in batteries that can be charged hundreds of times is being unveiled. Idha Valeur asks how it was done.