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Sona appoints new nanotechnology scientist

Chris Yourth, new member of Sona Nanotech staff
Chris Yourth, the new member of Sona Nanotech

Sona Nanotech has appointed a new member of staff as it continues its exciting and ambitious business growth plans.

Chris Yourth, a chemistry graduate from St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, joins Team Sona as a nanotechnology scientist.

The new role, which is based at Sona’s research and development office at St. Francis Xavier University, is crucial to the growth of the business as it looks to increase production of its unique gold nanorods to meet growing customer demand.

Sona CEO Darren Rowles said:

Chris is a very talented young scientist who impressed us all with both his skills and his enthusiasm. He has already demonstrated that he will be the perfect fit for the culture and ethos we have created at Team Sona.

Mr. Yourth said:

I am excited to be joining such a fast-growing business that is quickly making a real name for itself in the life sciences sphere. I am looking forward to learning all about Sona’s unique technology and helping the company develop and expand.”

Mr. Yourth is due to graduate from St. FX next month with a B.Sc. in chemistry, minoring in mathematics. He has been a research assistant in the university’s chemistry department since September 2016, most recently in charge of testing and analyzing photovoltaic systems as well as developing and optimizing his own dye-sensitized solar cell.

Originally from Deep River, Ontario, Mr. Yourth’s interests include ice hockey, hiking and playing the guitar.

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