Our Team

XLYNX Materials is a world leader in the growing field of materials-based diazirine chemistry.
Meet some of the team making it happen.

Sean Bourquin

Director of Strategy

Sean Bourquin is an entrepreneur with a passion for solving problems that make the world a better place.

Sean was previously the CEO & Founder of First Light Technologies, an award winning solar powered LED lighting products company based out of Victoria, BC. During Sean’s leadership, First Light was one of Canada’s fastest growing companies for 7 consecutive years and North America’s largest solar lighting company.

Sean is driven to bring XLYNX’s innovative crosslinking technology to the world.

Dr. Stefania F. Musolino

Manager of Research and Development

Dr. Stefania Musolino is a passionate and exceptional synthetic organic chemist, with a PhD in chemistry from the University of St Andrews, UK, and a MSc in chemistry and pharmaceutical technologies from the University of Pisa, Italy. Stefania leads BondLynx process production and optimization, and she carries out multiple R&D projects for new crosslinking materials. She is an expert in her field with extensive experience in the design, synthesis, and testing of novel crosslinking diazirine materials from her post-doctoral work at the University of Victoria.

Stefania has multiple publications and patents on the design and synthesis of diazirine-based molecules, including the development of BondLynx Gen-III, PlastiLynx, SteriLynx, and more innovative crosslinking materials to come.

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Dr. Rashid Nazir

Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Rashid Nazir obtained his Ph.D. from the Warsaw University of Technology in 2015. He spent several years as a researcher in Warsaw, Hong Kong, St. Gallen, and Victoria, adding many publications and patents to his track record. His research interests are mainly focused on the synthesis of initiators, flame-retardant additives and crosslinkers, functional dyes, polymers, organic-functional dyes and pH-sensitive gels.