Phase Sensors is an Edmonton-based company that develops and builds high-performance custom micro-sensors for industrial monitoring in hostile high-temperature and high-pressure environments. (Read more here.)
In 2017, Phase Sensors worked with University of Alberta professor John Davis as part of a Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement grant to build and patent a new sensor, which has since attracted the attention of one of the world’s largest oil & gas companies.
In this podcast we learn more about their collaboration and how a post-secondary institution helped an Alberta SME with the assistance of an Alberta Innovates/NSERC partnership!
Chris Holt, founder & CEO, Phase Sensors. Chris has published 24 journal manuscripts, six patent applications and two of these applications have become full US patents and licensed to a private corporation. He has a passion for building new microfabricated devices and figuring out challenging electronics problems.
John Davis is an associate professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta. Professor Davis's research focuses on large scale quantum objects, in particular nanomechanical objects at low temperatures and superfluids in restricted geometries. This work combines precision nanofabrication, cryogenics, optomechanics, and quantum measurement protocols. He and his team are also interested in putting these devices to good use, especially in future quantum technologies.