Claudia Maldonado is the Founder and CEO at Atrevida Science and holds a degree in Industrial Engineering. She has worked in manufacturing and quality and led business startups throughout her 30-year career with organizations such as Westinghouse and National Instruments.

 Dr. Hamid Khakpour is the Technology Director at Atrevida Science. He earned his Ph.D. at the State University of New York - University at Buffalo while working on a novel wind turbine blade design. He has published several papers on the design and optimization of the wind turbine blade and gearbox.

Dr. John Hall is the Science Advisor and a Professor at the State University of New York - University at Buffalo (UB). Dr. Hall has worked extensively for over 12 years on wind energy technology which has also been the focus of his research group at UB. He has over 20 years of industrial experience and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Ed Tierney is the Lead Advisor and a Systems Engineer and High Reliability Manufacturing
Executive. He provides expertise in connecting long-term strategic vision to tactical execution. His international technical and business experience in developing strategic relationships leverages “lesson learned” from European offshore wind O&M experience.

David Atwood is the Industry Advisor with Vineyard Wind and formerly Head of Integrated Management Systems & Governance for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. He provides expertise in offshore windpower with a deep understanding of the quality, R&D, sales, procurement, production, warehouse, logistics, and service functions.

Current Events

Atrevida Science's Claudia Maldonado was

selected for LaunchNY's

Founders Go Big

diversity and inclusion program

funded by JPMorgan Chase.

Read the latest HERE

(The spectrum of companies and products in the Founders Go Big hopper includes

an app to help with someone’s golf swing,

a platform for matching up parents with child care and education services,

and a new wind turbine design.)


Atrevida Science's Hamid Khakpour attended the

Air Force Association's Air, Space & Cyber Conference

in National Harbor, MD September 16-18, 2019