IOM3 - The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a major international engineering institution which exists to promote and develop all aspects of materials science and engineering, geology, mining, mineral and petroleum engineering and extraction metallurgy. IOM3 is a leading authority in the worldwide materials and mining community, with interests encompassing the complete materials cycle, from exploration and extraction, characterisation, processing, forming, finishing and application, to product recycling and land reuse. It has an international membership of over 17,000 members, of which about 25% are outside the UK.
IOM3 is the professional body for the international materials, minerals and mining community, providing professional accreditation and qualifications, training and professional development. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds, from students to company chief executives. Members qualify for different grades of membership, ranging from Affiliate to Fellow, depending on academic qualifications and professional experience. Our professional development programme helps contribute to members’ career enhancement towards senior grades of membership, as well as Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Scientist (CSci) and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) status.
IOM3 offers its members all the benefits of a large professional engineering institution: library and information services, professional and academic publications, technical conferences, training courses, members’ magazines, prestige London headquarters, regional offices, and a network of local societies.
The IOM3 Industry Affiliate Scheme (IAS) is designed to support companies in the selection and use of appropriate materials and processes for innovative products and services. IAS offers organisations the benefits of IOM3 membership along with access to its unrivalled knowledge and understanding of engineering materials and their processing.