Dan is CEO of Guardion Inc., a startup focused on making the world safer from radiological threats with the world’s first radiation detector that exploits quantum properties of nanomaterials. He has lead Guardion through the NSF I-Corps, a gold prize win at MassChallenge (2017), and a technology in space prize from CASIS (2017), and Guardion was one of 10 companies selected for the Air Force-funded Techstars Autonomous Technology (2018). Guardion is currently based at the Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security in Burlington, MA. A mechanical engineer, Dan’s work focuses on carbon nanomaterials, their synthesis, and commercialization. He has also lead business consulting efforts for marketing, program management, and software development, and he is passionate about nuclear safeguards. Dan seeks to leverage developments in nanomaterials to make the world safer from radiological threats.
I am most excited to work on projects that… can engage and educate the public to stimulate interest among younger generations or look at using technology advancements to help with challenging safeguard issues.
I am looking for partners that can help me… bridge the gap from novel technology development to policy, implementation, and citizen engagement.
A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… hearing the personal stories of service or what problems worry people who have dedicated their lives to making the world a safer place—scientists, policymakers, defense, and responders.
Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… are novel nanomaterials that can be exploited to increase our global nuclear security network.