Bugs, batteries and blades: For Western New York startups, climate and clean tech is hot

Published January 6, 2023


The Buffalo News published an extensive story on local clean and climate tech research companies, highlighting Atrevida Science, a UB spinoff based on the work of John Hall, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Hall has designed morphing windmill blades that can adapt to changing wind conditions, which are significantly more efficient than traditional blades, based on simulations and experiments done in UB’s wind tunnel. The story notes that Atrevida Science has received funding from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense, and that UB and is seeking investors and additional funds to hire programmers and coders to do digital modeling and simulations. A video explaining the technology and photos of the UB/Atrevida team working in the UB wind tunnel are part of the story.

Read the story here.