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

2017 Winner of Macromolecular Engineering and Science Award

Brook accepts award from Donna Nelson, President ACS and James Helwick, Director,
Global Product Development, Dow Corning Corporation

2016 Winner of the Frederic Stanley Kipping Award in Silicon Chemistry


31.01.2017 - Congratulations to Talena and Craig and their new baby Kaylene