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Renowned McMaster expert recognized for his contribution to silicone science

Michael Brook receives this year’s Chemical Institute of Canada’s Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award.
Renowned McMaster expert recognized for his contribution to silicone science

Michael Brook, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, and School of Interdisciplinary Science

Michael Brook, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and School of Interdisciplinary Science, Faculty of Science, is the winner of this year’s Chemical Institute of Canada’s Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award.

The award is presented to a researcher who has made a distinguished contribution to macromolecular science or engineering.

Described by peers as “Canada’s most renowned silicone polymer expert,” the award recognizes  Brook's contribution to silicone polymer chemistry.

"I am really pleased to receive this award,” Brook said.  “It is a recognition of the research accomplished by a talented, creative and hard-working team.”

Silicone polymers touch all aspects of lives in developed economies and Brook is working to develop processes to make higher value silicones. This research has potential applications in personal care products, implantable biomaterials, improved, lower energy LEDs’ and better utilization of natural resources from trees (lignin and polysaccharides like cellulose) that used to be the core of Canada’s economy.

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