Welcome to the Brook Group

Silicon-derived polymers, including silicones and silica, are technologically important materials used widely in commerce. However, most current synthetic routes provide little control over the types of silicones formed or, therefore, their behavior. Our research focuses on the development of improved syntheses of explicit silicones that will expand the availability of well-defined interfaces. The materials we prepare are examined for their surface properties in particular in biomaterials applications including ophthalmic materials.

UC SealMcMaster University
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

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          June 2019

June 2019

2019-21 Faculty of Science Chair in Sustainable Silicone Polymers

2017 Winner of Macromolecular Engineering and Science Award

2016 Winner of the Frederic Stanley Kipping Award in Silicon Chemistry


See our work on    Sugar Silicone Energy Absorbers
                                Underwater Silicone Cure

                                Dissolving Rubber Tires

including links to the Green Chemistry paper, Media reports, and an explanation