The Silverside Team

We are neutron detection systems experts

We are a dynamic, motivated team embedded in the Boston start-up scene, actively participating in nuclear policy circles, and ready to give the world a better detection solution.

We are building a community of experts and advisors with breadth and depth of experience in nuclear physics, international security, manufacturing design, enterprise software, technology commercialization, high-growth start-ups, and nuclear threat reduction policy.

Meet our team

  • Andrew Inglis                        

    CEO & Founder

    Andrew is a nuclear physicist with expertise in detector development—from dark matter search to nuclear detection. His design focus on large-surface, low-cost detection solutions has differentiated Silverside as a leader in the field of technology for nuclear threat reduction. As CEO and CTO, he has led Silverside to bring the Li-6 neutron detector from laboratory to full commercialization and profitable sales. Andrew’s philosophy of design from first principles and last-mile manufacturing infuses every R&D program and product that crosses Silverside’s threshold.

    • Ph.D. in Physics – Boston University
    • M.A.T. in Secondary Science Education – Johns Hopkins University
    • M.S. in Engineering Science – University of Virginia
  • Sarah Haig Baker                  

    COO & Co-founder

    Sarah applies a background in international security and economic development to the corporate strategy and operations of Silverside Detectors. Sarah has led the government and commercial partnership development for field testing and sensor deployments, informing Silverside’s technology development with real-world customer feedback. Overseeing Silverside’s operations and strategic positioning, she has built a culture and team that is recognized for scientific excellence, collaborative spirit, and customer success.

    • M.P.P. – Harvard Kennedy School
    • A.B. in Comparative Area Studies – Duke University


Our Advisors

  • William Hagan

    William Hagan

    Bill is the former Acting Director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), where he reported directly to the Secretary of Homeland Security. This and other roles within DNDO built on his 30+ years in technology development at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

  • Steve Ruggieri

    Steve Ruggieri

    Steve is the former CEO of Dynasil Corporation, a publicly traded company that specializes in radiation detection. Steve is an active participant in the Boston start-up scene, both as a member of Launchpad and as an advisor to companies at Boston University and Northeastern University.

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    Nathan Woodard

    Nathan is an applied physicist with over thirty years of experience in taking advanced electro-physics based technologies from laboratory to product. Nathan has founded and exited multiple start-ups, including Beacon Power (founding team member) and Phasebridge Inc. (co-founder and Board member).