The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) (http://www.iom3.org) is a major UK engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle, from exploration and extraction, through characterisation, processing, forming, finishing and application, to product recycling and land reuse. It exists to promote and develop all aspects of materials science and engineering, geology, mining and associated technologies, mineral and petroleum engineering and extraction metallurgy, as a leading authority in the worldwide materials and mining community.
IOM3 was formed from the merger of the Institute of Materials and the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy in June 2002. It's roots go back to the Iron and Steel Institute which was established in 1869. It received Royal Charters in 1899 and 1975.
IOM3 has a global membership and represents a combination of scientific, technical and human resources which links industry, government, education, research and the academic world.
Members benefit from reduced rates for the Institute's many books, journals and conferences and from access to the Institute's Information Services. These include extensive library resources as well as a team of materials experts who provide consultancy services to Institute members, and to companies who have joined the Institute's Industry Affiliate Scheme.