The winners of this year’s Starpack Students competition were announced on 22 June in London.

12 judges made up an independent panel of packaging and design experts who came together to judge packaging created by young designers. A total of 111 entries were received and marked on innovation, design, sustainability, quality and market potential.

Jude Allan MIMMM, Chair of the IOM3 Packaging Group, said ‘It was an absolute delight to host the Starpack Students 2023 awards ceremony yesterday, it is such a privilege to be involved in such an inspiring event. The high-... Read more

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre hosted Titanium 2023 between 12-16 June.

Over the five day programme the conference hosted 500 delegates, 423 sessions and showcased 39 posters across 13 technical areas, covering resource and energy efficiency and materials 4.0. As the conference progressed, it became clear each session reinforced the importance of working together to share ideas to accelerate progress in the reuse and recycling of titanium alloys. Delegate feedback also confirmed this commitment to individually and collectively playing an essential part to limit... Read more

Congratulations to the 2023 Awards & Prizes winners of the Institute.

Representing the highest achieving individuals and groups in the field of materials, minerals, and mining, IOM3 Awards & Prizes raise awareness of engineering and scientific excellence and industry best practice.

Dr Kate Thornton CEng CSci FIMMM, IOM3 President, said ‘Recognising the achievements of members, who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and quality of work in their fields is important to showcase best practice and encourage others'.

'Congratulations to all... Read more

IOM3 has published its Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2022.

In 2022, IOM3 has continued its charitable work to advance and develop all aspects of materials, minerals, and mining, including by being the best professional membership body it can be. Supporting professionals in those fields to be champions of the transition to a low-carbon, resilient and resource-efficient society remained central to that work.

In order to help showcase this role, we partnered with Content With Purpose to produce the multi-media campaign Material Change: Resourcing Net Zero. This uses... Read more

The Institute is pleased to announce Sage Publications Ltd as its new journal publishing partner.

We are pleased to announce that Sage has become the new journal publishing partner of IOM3. The partnership, which dates from May 2023, replaces Taylor & Francis (T&F) as the official publishing partner from January 2024 and grants Sage the exclusive right and license to produce, print, digitise, publish, market, and sell the Journals of the Institute.

Dr Colin Church FIMMM, CEO of IOM3, said, 'This move underpins plans to strengthen the IOM3 offering and... Read more

The John McIntyre Conference Centre at the University of Edinburgh hosted RubberCon 2023 between 9-11 May, focusing on the use of elastomers and elastomeric materials for a wide range of products and applications.

The thematic focus of the conference spanned, elastomer product innovations, material developments, material processing, sustainability, characterisation and testing of materials and products, modelling and smart materials.

The 2023 event provided an opportunity to learn more about emerging technologies in the rubber sector, particularly with respect to... Read more

This year's Young Persons' Lecture Competition (YPLC) UK final took place on 3 May. Competitors gave a short lecture on an array of topics that included materials, minerals and mining.

First prize went to Georgina Burgoyne Morris of the University of Cambridge, representing the South East with the lecture Stimuli-responsive polymers as self-healing materials. Georgina will go on to represent the UK at the IOM3 Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition final in November.

Dr Kate Thornton CEng CSci FIMMM, IOM3 President, said 'It was fantastic to see the Young... Read more

In the run up to FEMS EUROMAT 2023 meet the distinguished scientist adn researchers who will be delivering plenary lectures.


Circular materials for the ultimate sustainable and waste-free circular economy

Professor Anke Weidenkaff - Director, Fraunhofer Research Institute for Materials & Resource Strategies (IWKS) | Professor of Materials & Resources, TU Darmstadt


What are you most looking forward to for FEMS EUROMAT 2023

FEMS EUROMAT 2023 offers the opportunity to (re-)connect... Read more

In the run up to FEMS EUROMAT 2023 meet the distinguished scientist adn researchers who will be delivering plenary lectures.


Seeing is believing: Correlative time resolved electron and x-ray imaging of materials behaviour

Professor Philip J Withers - Regious Professor of Materials, The University of Manchester | Chief Scientist, Henry Royce Institute


What are you most looking forward to for FEMS EUROMAT 2023

Since my first FEMS EUROMAT (Cambridge 1991) I have always really enjoyed the chance... Read more

In the run up to FEMS EUROMAT 2023 meet the distinguished scientista dn researchers who will be delivering plenary lectures.

Materials challenges for the next challenges: A sustainable electronics beyond silicon
Professor Rodrigo Martins - Director, CEMOP/UNINOVA | President, European Academy of Sciences (EurASc) | President, International Union of Materials Research Society (IUMRS)


What are you most looking forward to for FEMS EUROMAT 2023

See what has been done so far as material are concerned... Read more