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MEET RESILIENT ENTANGLEMENT
Resilient Entanglement (RE) was founded to meet the growing need for a faster, data-driven energy grid that can withstand increasingly common extreme weather events caused by climate change. We believe that quantum technology can help us overcome the emerging climate threat and change our world for the better. That’s why we’re creating innovative, quantum-AI solutions that can build the climate-resilient grid of the future and help accelerate the journey toward 100% renewable energy consumption.
Our team has built the Quantum Energy Management System (QEMS) using cutting-edge quantum computing algorithms. This innovative software provides power operators and customers with a GPS that finds the most efficient and safest energy management allocation, providing the entire power grid with the highest level of security, sustainability, and resiliency. The QEMS offers faster and more accurate systems to accelerate decision-making and problem-solving, ensuring the least possible load interruption at the lowest cost.
We’ve already created a solution to two of the most pressing power system problems: the Power Flow (PF) problem and the Security-Constrained Unit Commitment (SCUC). Our approach tackles the most critical optimization problem in power systems. It gives utility providers actionable insights to make informed decisions about power generation schedules, grid operation, control, and planning.
RE’s climate-resilient platform is the solution to building the climate-resilient grid of the future and reaching 100% renewable energy integration into the power grid.
DR. ROZHIN ESKANDARPOUR
Founder and CEO
Dr. Rozhin Eskandarpour founded Resilient Entanglement with the goal of creating the quantum smart grid of the 21st century. Her mission is to promote cutting-edge research and development in smart grids, enable unique development opportunities otherwise inaccessible to the industry, accelerate innovation in science and engineering, and help electric utilities safeguard against emerging extreme weather events brought on by climate change.
She is a senior member of the IEEE and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Boulder. She completed her Postdoctoral Research at the University of Denver, and her research interests span the areas of quantum computing and artificial intelligence applications in designing the smart grid of the future. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
JOHN D. MCDONALD, P.E.
Advisor Board Chair
John D. McDonald, P.E., is Founder & CEO of JDM Associates, LLC. He has 50 years of experience in the electric utility transmission and distribution industry. John is Past President of the IEEE PES, the VP for Technical Activities for the US National Committee (USNC) of CIGRE, the Past Chair of the IEEE PES Substations Committee, the IEEE Division VII Past Director, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. John was on the Board of Governors of the IEEE-SA (Standards Association), is an IEEE Foundation Director and Vice President of Development, and is a Founding Board Member of the SECC.
John is a Life Fellow of IEEE (member for 53 years), member of IEEE-HKN (inducted 53 years ago) and Tau Beta Pi (inducted 51 years ago), member of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, and was awarded the IEEE Millennium Medal, the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering Award, the IEEE PES Substations Committee Distinguished Service Award and, the IEEE PES Meritorious Service Award.
John teaches Smart Grid courses at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Smart Grid courses for various IEEE PES local chapters as an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer (since 1999). John has published one hundred fifty papers and articles, has co-authored five books and has one US patent.
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Attorney
Brent Fassett is a corporate partner in the Boulder office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he represents emerging growth companies and the investors that support them. He specializes in venture capital financings, public and private merger and acquisition transactions, IPOs, licensing and commercial agreements, employee compensation plans, public company reporting and disclosure issues, and securities law compliance.
He has also counseled numerous investors, including angels, venture capital funds, and investment banks. He represented these investors in seed round investments, later stage private transactions, including managed private placements and leveraged buyouts, and public offerings of equity and debt securities.
DR. ALI R. ALEMOZAFAR
Patent Strategy Attorney
Dr. Ali R. Alemozafar is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he focuses on strategic intellectual property counseling in a wide range of technical fields, including diagnostics, tools, genomics, digital health, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, materials and various engineering fields. His expertise includes patent strategy, patent prosecution, and patent diligence—including freedom-to-operate analyses—for financings, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings. Ali has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the United States and other jurisdictions, including Europe, China, and Japan. He provides legal counseling to companies at various stages of growth, from pre-financing start-ups to public companies.
Prior to joining the firm, Ali worked on data warehousing, business intelligence, and enterprise data integration. He frequently lectures at the UC Berkeley School of Law and University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, on various intellectual property topics, including patent strategy and IP due diligence.
Technology Transactions Attorney
Adam Shevell is a partner in Wilson Sonsini’s SOMA office, where he co-leads the firm’s technology transactions practice in San Francisco. Adam advises technology companies and their investors at all stages of company development, from pioneering start-ups to leading global enterprises, angel investors, venture capital firms, and other institutions in the start-up ecosystem.
Adam represents leading Silicon Valley companies on complex commercial transactions involving cutting-edge innovations and the launch of new products. Adam’s clients operate in cutting-edge industries, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, Web3, blockchain and NFTs, DeFi, quantum computing, AR/VR, digital media, autonomous mobility, e-gaming, fintech, digital health, cleantech, robotics, and other emerging sectors.
Eva Yao is an entrepreneurial-minded business advisor, startup operator, and angel investor. She is an active participant and builder of Colorado’s entrepreneurial ecosystems through advising founders, fostering novel connections, commercializing cutting-edge technologies, and investing in next-generation technologies.
Prior to moving into industry, she was a business professor researching and teaching entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Eva received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle and her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Renmin University of China.
DR. MADELINE ELKINS
Patents & Innovations Associate
Dr. Madeline Elkins is an associate in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she is a member of the patents and innovations practice. She focuses on patent prosecution and due diligence matters in the fields of medical devices and medical imaging, quantum computing (trapped atom, annealing, software, and quantum computing as a service), optical coherence tomography, holography, Fourier microscopy, electron microscopy, image analysis software, diagnostic software, digital health, and semiconductor fabrication.
During her doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley, in the group of Daniel Neumark, Madeline's research focused on the relaxation dynamics of solvated electrons in liquid microjets. Prior to joining the firm, Madeline was a research fellow at Princeton University, where her research focused on quantum coherence and charge localization in artificial light harvesting materials, including organic and polymeric semiconductors and perovskites.
Head of Marketing and Communication
Marcus Taylor specializes in helping emerging tech startups launch new products and rapidly scale revenue. His creative content strategies enhance Resilient Entanglement’s brand presence, drive engagement, and expand our market reach. Marcus is an experienced marketing leader and thought leadership expert with extensive publications in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and nuclear weapons policy.
Before entering the I.T. industry, Marcus was a Research Fellow at the Arms Control Association, covering the implementation of the New S.T.A.R.T. Treaty, U.S. ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and arms control efforts at the United Nations. He holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and a Master's degree in Public Policy.
Tabatha assists the Founder and CEO of Resilient Entanglement with business operations, financial management and marketing. She brings over two decades of extensive experience supporting business leaders in making better business decisions and improving processes using the most current technologies.
Tabatha graduated from the University of Denver with Masters' degrees in Real Estate, Construction Management, and Geographic Information Systems.
Chief Financial Officer
Hassan Rathore is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with a Bachelor’s degree from Asia e University and a membership of the Institute of Public Accountants. He has over eight years of experience in taxation, auditing, and corporate finance, working with PWC and other prestigious public accounting firms.
He has handled clients from various sectors such as oil and gas, power, chemicals, IT, textile, E-commerce, and transportation in both the private and public sectors, delivering excellent auditing and accounting services. He is also a Certified Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance Functional Consultant Associate, proving his competence and flexibility beyond accounting.
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