Phase Sensors  — Developing Pressure Sensors for Hostile, High Temperature, High Shock Environments

About Us

Phase Sensors is a team like no other, raised on fresh air and sunshine in the true North strong and free. We are passionate about science and have spent decades perfecting the art of measuring pressure and temperature. Because our customers need accurate data to confidently make decisions, we have dedicated ourselves to creating sensors that provide the most reliable data at the lowest cost anywhere in the world.

Our mission is to resolve industry’s most pressing challenges by creating novel sensors and instrumentation that provide highly accurate measurement of operating conditions in hostile high temperature, high pressure, and high shock environments. A multidisciplinary approach is used to find solutions to improve decision making, increase profits, and reduce environmental impact. 

Our vision is to be the team that can solve problems that other companies cannot address.  We are fulfilled when we successfully deploy solutions that benefit our customers and all end users.

Proudly Alberta Made

Nanotechnology Research Centre and U of A nanoFab

Phase Sensor Systems is a proud tenant of the Nanotechnology Research Centre located on the University of Alberta campus in Edmonton, Alberta. We are invited to lease this space along with many other innovative entrepreneurs to give us access to experts; to create an atmosphere of collegiality between the University, the National Research Council and the entrepreneurs; and to provide us with access to the University of Alberta nanoFab.

Meet the Team at Phase Sensors!

The core development team at Phase Sensors consists of a PhD materials scientist with a background in hostile environment micro sensors; a firmware developer with 15 years of experience coding for low-level hardware (firmware, bare-metal BIOS, drivers); an electrical developer with 40 years of circuit design experience working at Ratheon, SPAR Aerospace, and the National Institute for Nanotechnology; and a hardware developer with experience in ultra-sensitive fluid properties analysis. We rapidly develop complicated sensing systems from designing the sensor element, building the data acquisition platform, to designing the real-time web interface.

Chris Holt

Chris Holt

Founder & CEO

BSc Engineering Physics

PhD Materials Engineering

Richard Hull

Richard Hull

Electrical Design Lead

BSc Physics and Ergonomics

Post Grad Nanotechnology

Richard Helfmann

Richard Helfmann

Hardware Developer

BSc Electrical Engineering

David Rutledge

David Rutledge

Mechanical Design Lead

BSc Mechanical Engineering

MSc Mechanical Engineering

Scott Robertson

Scott Robertson

Chemistry Student

Testing and Development of New Projects

Joe Losby

Joe Losby

Chief Scientist

MSc Physics

PhD Physics

Jenny Creighton

Jenny Creighton

Industrial Designer

BA Design

Terry Greeniaus

Terry Greeniaus

Firmware Development Lead

BSc Computing Science

BMus Piano