Kanai Shah President
Dr. Kanai Shah is the President of RMD. Dr. Shah earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Gujarat University in Gujarat, India. He received a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lowell in Lowell, Massachusetts. The focus of his master’s thesis was the mass transfer of carbon dioxide through catheters used in implantable drug delivery systems. Dr. Shah received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His thesis topic was “New Scintillation Detectors for PET”.
Dr. Shah joined RMD in 1985 and was initially involved in high energy resolution X-ray sensors for space applications. Subsequently, his research expanded into new semiconductor materials for X-ray, gamma-ray and neutron detection. Some of the materials he investigated include:PbI2, HgI2, TlBr, TlBrxI1-x, ZnTe, CdTe, CdZnTe, and BP.
From May 1992 to October 1993, Dr. Shah worked as a Device Engineer at Canberra Industries in Meriden, CT. At Canberra, he investigated new electrode configurations for germanium detectors. He also worked on developing high purity silicon detectors at Canberra.
Dr. Shah rejoined RMD in November 1993 as the Group Leader of the Materials Group. Dr. Shah became Director of Research in 1996 and V.P. of Research in 2010. He became President of RMD in 2011. Dr. Shah’s research areas of interest include new scintillation and semiconductor detectors and optical sensors including those with imaging capabilities. Under his leadership, RMD has expanded into novel scintillation materials for high resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy including CeBr3, LuI3:Ce and SrI2:Eu and dual mode scintillators such as Cs2LiYCl6:Ce, Cs2LiLaBr 6:Ce and Cs2LiLa(Br,Cl)6:Ce for combined detection of gamma-rays and neutrons. He has also expanded RMD’s research in the areas of ceramic scintillators including garnets and silicates, and organic crystalline and plastic scintillators for neutron detection. He has been active in the area of optical detection including development of large area avalanche photodiodes and solid-state photomultipliers with imaging capabilities. His research is targeted to address the needs of homeland security, medical imaging, particle physics research and industrial applications including well-logging.
Dr. Shah has been the principal investigator on grants from numerous agencies including: the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health. He is the author of over 80 technical articles and has co-authored several chapters in prominent physics textbooks. Dr. Shah has reviewed articles for the IEEE, NIM, and MRS journals, and has been an invited speaker at both national and international conferences. In addition, he is a regular reviewer for the Department of Energy programs.
Dr. Shah has been awarded eight US patents and his research has led to a licensing agreement with a multinational organization. In 2007, he received an outstanding performance award from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office for his research on the new semiconductor and scintillator materials. In 2011, his research on nuclear detection also lead to RMD receiving a Small Business Achievement Award from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This award is one of DHS’s small business awards for innovative achievement and commitment to national security.
Michael Squillante Vice President of Research & Development
Dr. Michael Squillante received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Tufts University in Medford, MA in 1980. Since 1980, he has been a full time employee of RMD, Inc. He became Director of Research in 1983 and Vice President of Research in 1992.
Dr. Squillante oversees RMD’s research and development activities, including research programs to develop instrumentation for cancer diagnosis, scientific research and industrial testing. He has been Principal Investigator and Program Manager on numerous programs funded by various government agencies, including NASA, NIH, NSF, DOE, EPA and DOD, for the development of materials, sensors and instruments. He has been involved with the SBIR program since its inception, and has successfully led projects through the research and development stage to successful commercialization.
Dr. Squillante was an editor of “Semiconductors for Room Temperature Radiation Detection” published by Materials Research Society (1998). He is co-author on chapters about materials science and detector technology in books published by Marcel Dekker (1993), Academic Press (1995) and in the CRC Measurement and Sensors Handbook (1999) and the John Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (1999). As a result of his work, he has been invited to speak at international conferences in the United States and Europe, and has served as session chairman at the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, the RSMW Conference on Robotics, and on conference program committees of the SPIE. He is a member of the IEEE Nuclear Plasma Society. Dr. Squillante is an Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell.
Joanne Gladstone Vice President of Operations
Ms. Joanne Gladstone is the Vice President of Operations at RMD. Ms. Gladstone joined RMD Inc. in April 2005 and was promoted to Vice President in 2011. She is responsible for developing RMD’s strategy for internal growth and development of the organization. She also is responsible for the Information Technology, Facilities, Human Resource and Administrative departments within RMD.
Prior to joining RMD, she was Chief of Staff of the Chickering Group, a brokerage firm specializing in providing health benefits to students enrolled in colleges and universities. As Chief of Staff, Ms. Gladstone had primary responsibility for interdepartmental resource allocation, workflow, and coordination between senior department heads. She oversaw the transition to a new insurance partner, including implementing full integration of computer systems, checks and associated medias, as well as the integration of the managed care elements of the insurance carrier into Chickering systems.
Ms. Gladstone has an extensive background in strategic planning, market research and technology commercialization. Ms. Gladstone earned her B.A. in Psychology from Brandeis University and her Masters in Management from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
Kanai Shah President