The Silverside Team

  • We are nuclear threat detection experts

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  • 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, technology commercialization, high-growth start-ups, and nuclear threat reduction policy.



  • Andrew Inglis                            

    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.

    • 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                                 

    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.

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

    Manufacturing Engineer

    Tim has spent most of his career developing new product manufacturing processes for military electronics with SynQor, Inc. with a brief stint in the medical device industry as well. Along with his experience in industry, he brings to Silverside a passion for innovation and excellence. On weekends in the summer you will find him hiking up mountains in northern New England, and in the winter snowboarding down them.

    • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering – Florida Institute of Technology
  • Thomas Nadovich                         

    Electrical Engineer

    Tom gained design experience at the Boston University Electronic Design Facility, designing and building custom electronics test equipment for BU physics and biology laboratories. As a member of the BU Rocket Propulsion Group, he designed data acquisition systems for fuel and propulsion systems. Tom is a rock climber, kayaker and huge fan of Hubway.

    • B.S. in Electrical Engineering – Boston University
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    Qi Jiang


    Qi has performed finance, audit, and accounting functions for multiple start-ups. She brings to Silverside a skill set extending beyond her extensive training in data analysis and finance, and has dived into buyer-planner and project support roles. When not taking on the widest range of new Silverside challenges, Qi can be found road tripping to national parks or competing in dragon boat competitions.

    • M.S. in Accountancy – Bentley University
    • B.M. in Accounting – Shanghai University
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    Philip Taber                                     

    Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager

    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.


    • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering – Dartmouth College
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    Alison Forsyth                                

    VP of Engineering

    Alison is a versatile engineer, having built on her academic research in microfluidic devices and membrane mechanics to fill a variety of roles at multiple start-ups. Most recently, Alison was V.P. of Engineering for Open Water Power, working on design, system characterization, and testing for elector-chemical reactors. Prior to this role, she was a senior engineer and project manager at Lantos Technologies where she focused on system integration for a biomedical 3D scanning device. When she’s not building technology portfolios for start-ups, Alison is hiking 4,000 footers in New Hampshire and swimming to Alcatraz.

    • Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences – Harvard University
    • M.S. in Engineering Scicences – Harvard University
    • B.S. in Bioengineering – Syracuse University
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    Annabel Lewis                                


    Annabel, a budding computer engineer, is currently starting her fourth year in Northeastern University’s Computer Engineering Undergraduate program and is the Electrical and Computer Engineering Co-op here at Silverside. Eager to learn about the entire scope of computing, she focuses on integrating systems, be they hardware, firmware, or software. To balance all time spent in the lab, Annabel uses the soothing power of singing in choirs.

    • Computer Engineering – Northeastern University



  • Jay Batson

    Jay Batson

    Jay has spent his life helping build tech companies either as a founder, CEO, or mentor / investor.  Having most recently founded Acquia, he now spends his full time giving a hand to other entrepreneurs.

  • 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. 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.