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

LBNLSentinel: NSERC Bioactive Paper Network

HHMI20/20: NSERC Ophthalmic Materials Network



6.1.2012 - Check out John, Amanda and Ferdinand's recent pa per Anhydrous formation of foamed silicone elastomers using the Piers-Rubinsztajn reaction in Polymer. 

5.1.2012 - The lab welcomes our new undergraduate students Tara Dickie, Robin Hayes, Jerry Kurian and Phil Lim.

4.2.2012 - The lab says goodbye to Alan Vanderkooy: Good luck.