Beacon Fellow: Michael Brook, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Faculty of Science Chair in Sustainable Silicones, McMaster University, Hamilton Canada
Host University: Technological University Dublin
Topic: “How Can Silicones Contribute to Sustainability? Dissolving Automobile Tires” Date: Wednesday, March 10th
Time: 9.30 EST / 14.30 GMT
Duration: 1 hour
Mike’s talk will examine sustainability from a silicon chemist’s perspective. A brief introduction to implementation of Sustainable practices at McMaster, including an academic Minor, will be given. The majority of the presentation will examine how silicones – which we all use daily – can contribute to sustainability; a justification of this conclusion will be provided by examining both their good and bad points. Several examples of sustainable science using silicones will be provided, including the ability to take used automobile tires and convert them back to materials that, in turn, can be converted back to rubber. This talk is about how we all need to work harder to ‘close the loop’ with nature in all our activities. The event will conclude with a Q&A. Please find further details about Mike Brook and his work in the attached file.
Live captions generated via Otter.ai will be provided during the event. If any additional accommodations are required to participate, please contact email@example.com as soon as possible.