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
CEO & Founder
Andrew is a nuclear physicist who has helped develop detectors to search for dark matter particles and the Higgs Boson. Collaborating with top physicists at CERN and MIT, the design focus has always been large-surface, low-cost detection solutions that search for hard to find radiation signals. While a post-doctoral researcher at Boston University, his team was awarded a Department of Homeland Security grant to leverage these best practices for nuclear threat reduction applications. Andrew is a national champion cyclist and an enthusiastic advocate for the Boston start-up community.
Sarah Haig Baker
COO & Co-founder
Sarah comes from a varied background in international security and economic development. She has built microfinance companies in China and Afghanistan, consulted with economic development programs in Sri Lanka, India, and Dominican Republic, and advised NATO on development priorities in Afghanistan. She leverages this expertise in early-stage organizational growth and public policy to connect Silverside Detectors to the international policy agenda around nuclear threat reduction. A Bostonian by birth and conviction, Sarah runs marathons and writes limericks in her non-Silverside life.
VP of Hardware Engineering
Philip’s product design and development expertise ranges from large reverse-osmosis membranes (with Boston-based, venture-backed start-up Oasys Water) to mobile cooking systems (with Jetboil). He leverages his background in start-ups and full life-cycle product development to support all aspects of Silversides engineering and product management. True to his Pacific Northwest roots and New Hampshire education, Philip is a hiker and backpacker in his extra-Silverside life.
Gowtham has applied his mechanical engineering training in manufacturing, computational, and design environments, having worked in a range of locations from a bicycle manufacturer to medical instrument company. In his free time, he plays pick-up Cricket and is by far the best bowler at Silverside.
Anne has tested food for radioactive isotopes as an FDA chemist, taught science classes at a rural Cameroonian school, and worked in science policy in the United States and India. Before joining Silverside, she studied mechanical engineering and policy at MIT, where her research focused on energy, materials, and manufacturing. She uses this diverse experience to support both technical and business efforts at Silverside. Anne loves to read and travel to new places, but is often happiest in the outdoors of New England, particularly when on a bicycle.
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 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.
Nathan is an applied physicist with over thirty years of experience in taking advanced electro-physics based technologies from laboratory to product. He earned a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in quantum electrodynamics, and his research there—ranging from customized lasers to ultra-high vacuum systems, cemented his love of taking science to market. Nathan has founded and exited multiple start-ups, including Beacon Power (founding team member) and Phasebridge Inc. (co-founder and Board member). Nathan dives into the technical and commercial challenge of bringing Silverside’s low-cost neutron detector to market.