About Us

Who We Are

SoilSense was born out of a passion for environmental stewardship and innovation. The co-founder, Dr. Steven Siciliano, is a global soil science expert. After over 30 years of research in remediation and climate change, Steven developed novel solutions for monitoring and managing soils.

SoilSense launched in 2022, with the vision of creating a suite of technologies to revolutionize the field of soil management and productivity.

We offer an effortless way to monitor soil processes through useful information to reduce liability or maximize soil productivity.

SoilSense is a technology of Environmental Material Science (EMS). 

Steven Siciliano

As CEO of EMS, Dr. Steven Siciliano brings his experience as one of the world’s foremost soil scientists to the task of helping clients to efficiently achieve their remediation goals. Dr. Siciliano is passionate about developing and applying enhanced instrumentation for continuous site monitoring and systems that turn that data into actionable decisions for clients. He is a leading authority on remediation of cold region soils and his research in this area is changing how industry accomplishes the necessary work of remediation. Dr. Siciliano has made significant contributions to the progress of environmental and soil science with 11 book chapters and 201 scientific papers which have collectively been cited over 16,000 times. These contributions include significantly advancing knowledge on the manipulation of cold soils to stimulate remediation.

Amy Jimmo

Amy Jimmo is an environmental scientist who combines an ability to work in remote and challenging locations with first-rate laboratory skills. Ms. Jimmo is currently Director of Remediation at EMS where she employs her expertise in natural source zone depletion (NSZD), a key process in monitoring and modelling environmental remediation and has specialized experience in deployment of high-performance continuous CO2 monitoring instrumentation in support of NSZD studies. Through accurate quantification of site-specific NSZD rates, she provides essential conceptual site models for remediation technology selection, design, and optimization.

Ms. Jimmo was a key contributor to several important environmental science projects and is experienced in Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments. She is expanding her scientific skills by pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan. Boasting a combination of extensive education and varied professional experience and background, she is an extremely capable environmental scientist with an excellent ability to work with industrial partners and clients.

Bipinlal Unni

Dr. Bipinlal Unni is a chemist with research experience in surface-enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy, electrochemistry, materials chemistry, and nanotechnology; with a specialization in infrared spectroelectrochemistry. This experience allows him to develop sensors that allow electronic monitoring of a variety of chemical processes relevant to environmental science and remediation. 
As a Research and Development Scientist with EMS, Dr. Unni uses these skills to develop next-generation soil and water sensors and oversees the strategy, design, patent filing, and other intellectual property matters. He is an excellent scientific communicator and effortlessly explains the complex field of electrochemistry in approachable terms. 

Steven Mamet

Dr. Steven Mamet is an ecologist specializing in edaphology. He is the Director of Science at EMS and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan. In his role, Dr. Mamet oversees research, development, and application of natural attenuation and bioremediation of contaminated soils. He is an expert in the interaction of soil microbes with plants, the tracking of ecologically active microbial communities in natural and anthropogenically disturbed sites, and novel means of isolating ecologically important microbial taxa in soil microbiomes, highlighting his intersectional expertise in ecology, bioinformatics, and data science. He is passionate about the need for continuous data for making informed decisions about site remediation and brings this passion to his work at EMS. Applying his experience in data science, mathematics, and ecology, Dr. Mamet has been instrumental in creating the data management systems key to EMS’ technology to monitor remediation continuously and remotely.