Interface Fluidics


Making extreme condition fluid analysis ubiquitous and accessible in the energy industry

Our Values


We don't compromise the well-being of our employees, customers and community


We put our full passion and energy behind everything we do – nothing is done halfheartedly


We deliver on our promises within our team and with our customers


We anticipate challenges in advance and communicate their potential impact quickly


We harness our collective strengths and recognize that our combined contribution exceeds what we can do individually


We are a technology company providing energy industry clients insights into the interactions and properties of reservoir fluids to help them improve their financial performance and ensure the responsible development of their oil and gas assets.

Investors in Interface Fluidics

Interface is a product of the amazing Canadian and International startup ecosystems. We started with seed funding from US and Canadian Individuals and funds and we have grown recently with backing from Norwegian, American, and Omani venture capital.


Leadership Team

Stuart Kinnear

CEO, Co-Founder

Stuart provides leadership developing and managing Interface's strategic initiatives.

He is passionate about leveraging information and data to increase efficiencies in oil production. With over a decade leading teams in the oil and gas industry, Stuart brings an extensive background in business intelligence, supply management, and contract negotiations.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in International Business and a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from the University of Victoria.

Tom de Haas

COO, Co-Founder

Tom leads Interface's operations and the development of Interface’s automated nanotechnology platform. He is a pioneer in oilfield nanofluidics and continues to successfully achieve new limits on the platform’s capabilities for oil and gas applications.

Tom brings practical experience to Interface through his experience working at a large operator, developing and applying new technologies to improve business outcomes across steam extraction processes, piping, and pressure vessel design.

He earned a Masters of Applied Science specializing in microfluidics for energy applications from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria.

David Sinton

CTO, Co-Founder

Dr. Sinton provides visionary direction and expertise to Interface’s technical development and training processes. He is an international thought leader with over 170 papers published.

Dr. Sinton continues to hold his positions as a Professor, the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Microfluidics and Energy, and the Associate Chair of Research in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto.

David holds a PhD from the University of Toronto, a Masters of Engineering from McGill University, and a Bachelors Degree in Science from the University of Toronto.

Ali Abedini

VP Technical Operations

Dr. Abedini leads the execution and project management of technical operations. He has authored more than 40 journal articles and conference papers, having furthered the development of the field of oilfield nanofluidics. 

He holds a PhD in Petroleum Systems Engineering from the University of Regina, a Masters of Science in Reservoir Engineering, and a Bachelors of Science in Petroleum Engineering from PUT.

Wayne Chen

VP of Finance

Wayne leads the accounting and finance function for Interface. He has worked in private, public and non-profit sectors across diverse industries of technology, retail, distribution, and manufacturing. He has expertise in developing financial plans, directing financial initiatives and operations, managing budgets and forecasts, building financial models, implementing financial systems and upgrades, and driving process efficiencies.

Wayne is a designated CPA, CMA and holds a B.Com in Finance from McGill University.

Michael Hill

Corporate Advisor

Michael provides direction and expertise to Interface Fluidics based on his extensive corporate finance and business background.

Michael Hill joined Interface Fluidics in 2019 after assisting Interface with its previous seed and venture capital financing rounds.

Michael brings to Interface over 25 years of corporate finance and operational management experience with both public and private companies. His career began with a B.Sc in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

Chris Tilleman

Director of Business Development

Chris provides Interface insight into business development and corporate relations through his 10+ years experience in the oil and gas sector.

His primary focus has been involved in innovation and optimization through all aspects of the oil and gas lifecycle. Working with clients in all regions of the globe has provided Chris with the experience of developing business and products at an international scale.

Chris has a Bachelor degree in Entrepreneurship focused in International Business.

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