Meet the XlynX team of experienced entrepreneurs and research scientists who are creating innovative carbon nanomaterials and crosslinking polymer technologies.

Peter Berrang

CEO & President

Peter Berrang is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and run multiple successful high technology companies.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, and a graduate degree in Chemistry. He holds over 30 patents in a broad array of disciplines including magnetics, fiber optics, semiconductor lasers, neural implants, chemical structures, and high strength fabrics.

Peter is a co-founder and President of XlynX Materials and continues to be active in other business and high technology research activities.

Mary McFarland

Director of Business Development

Mary McFarland has a combination of science and business experience to draw on in her role as Director of Business Development with XlynX Materials. She holds an MSc in Chemistry and an MBA, and has worked in research and development, sales and marketing, administration, and as a CEO in such diverse fields as paints and adhesives, oceanography, medical devices, e-business, and program management.

Mary’s LinkedIn profile.

Dr. Jeremy Wulff

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Jeremy Wulff is a Full Professor in the Chemistry department at the University of Victoria. Since joining the University in 2007, he has established a vigorous research program combining total synthesis of structurally complex natural products with detailed biochemical and cell-based assays to probe the bioactivity of the synthetic targets.

Dr. Wulff holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Bioactive Small Molecule Synthesis and supervises a team of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows carrying out research on a broad spectrum of chemistry-related disciplines.

The invention of the first universal crosslinking reagents for polymers (Science 2019) initiated Dr. Wulff’s collaboration with XlynX Materials and he continues to play a critical role as Scientific Advisor to the company.

Dr. Wulff’s LinkedIn profile.

Dr. Jeremy Wulff’s Google Scholar Citations.

Dr. Ian Booth

Senior Research Scientist

Ian Booth is an exceptional research physicist who began his career early, graduating with at BSc at the age of 17. A subsequent PhD in Physics led to work as a university lecturer and a fibre optics R&D scientist, and to running his own consulting practice, Autonetics Research Associates.

Ian holds multiple patents, the most recent in the field of carbon chemistry. He is the primary developer of XlynX’s graphane production process.

Pressure dependent compensation in InSb (With M.H. Hawton and W.J. Keeler) Phys.Rev.B 25 (1982)7713-7718

ODMR of Bismuth and Sulphur in GaP (With C.F.Schwerdtfeger)Solid State Communications, 45 (1983) 877-879

Fisher’s exact probability test (With A.D.Booth) Math Gazette 67 (1983) 131-133

On a class of least-squares curve fitting problems (With A.D.Booth) J. Computational Phys. 53 No.1 (January 1984) 72-81

P.E.T. Revisited, a 40 year overview (With A.D.Booth) Physics in Canada 40 No. 2 (March 1984) 57-60

An interesting determinant (With A.D.Booth) Math Gazette 68 (1984) 281-283

Non-equilibrium Effects in Electromagnetic Resonators, Speculations in Science and Technology 8 (1985) 3-6

Computer Development and Construction at Saskatoon 1962-1972 (With A.D.Booth) CIPS 84

Pressure dependent compensation in InSb (With M.H. Hawton and W.J. Keeler) Phys.Rev.B 25 (1982)7713-7718

ODMR of Bismuth and Sulphur in GaP (With C.F.Schwerdtfeger)Solid State Communications, 45 (1983) 877-879

Fisher’s exact probability test (With A.D.Booth) Math Gazette 67 (1983) 131-133

On a class of least-squares curve fitting problems (With A.D.Booth) J. Computational Phys. 53 No.1 (January 1984) 72-81

P.E.T. Revisited, a 40 year overview (With A.D.Booth) Physics in Canada 40 No. 2 (March 1984) 57-60

An interesting determinant (With A.D.Booth) Math Gazette 68 (1984) 281-283

Non-equilibrium Effects in Electromagnetic Resonators, Speculations in Science and Technology 8 (1985) 3-6

Computer Development and Construction at Saskatoon 1962-1972 (With A.D.Booth) CIPS 84

Pressure dependent compensation in InSb (With M.H. Hawton and W.J. Keeler) Phys.Rev.B 25 (1982)7713-7718

ODMR of Bismuth and Sulphur in GaP (With C.F.Schwerdtfeger)Solid State Communications, 45 (1983) 877-879

Fisher’s exact probability test (With A.D.Booth) Math Gazette 67 (1983) 131-133

On a class of least-squares curve fitting problems (With A.D.Booth) J. Computational Phys. 53 No.1 (January 1984) 72-81

P.E.T. Revisited, a 40 year overview (With A.D.Booth) Physics in Canada 40 No. 2 (March 1984) 57-60

An interesting determinant (With A.D.Booth) Math Gazette 68 (1984) 281-283

Non-equilibrium Effects in Electromagnetic Resonators, Speculations in Science and Technology 8 (1985) 3-6

Computer Development and Construction at Saskatoon 1962-1972 (With A.D.Booth) CIPS 84

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.

Dr. Stefania F. Musolino

Senior Research Scientist

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.