Allcock Research Lab
The objective of the Allcock Research Laboratory is to pioneer the development of fundamental science at the interface between chemistry, materials science, and biomedicine. The specific focus is on the design and synthesis of new hybrid organic-inorganic polymers with hitherto unseen combinations of useful properties. Many of the polymers in the program are based on the polyphosphazene platform.
The work falls into two closely-coupled categories:
- Long-range fundamental science, and
- Development of special aspects of the science that could lead to significant advances in technology and medicine.
The second aspect is often carried out through collaborations with investigators in other laboratories.
Current research focuses in the lab include:
- Synthesis and reactions
- Structure and properties
- Small molecule chemistry