The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a global professional engineering institution that exists to promote and develop all aspects of materials science, technology and engineering, geology, mining and associated technologies, mineral and petroleum engineering and extraction metallurgy.IOM3 provides professional recognition for its members through Chartered qualifications and delivers a range of activities and initiatives, including information and library services, conferences, workshops and publications, to support the materials and mining sector, both in the UK and overseas. IOM3 also promotes the materials discipline to younger generations through various educational resources and schools activities.