Tandon Alumnus Lunch & Learn, 4/12 (short stmt required by 4/8): w Nick Trentacoste (PhD/MS, Astronautics, 1969/65; BS, Aerospace Engineering, 1963)

Career Development,
Workshop / Training
For NYU Community

Dear Students,

Please join us on Fri, April 12 for lunch with Tandon alum Nick Trentacoste (PhD, Astronautics, 1969; MS, Astronautics, 1965; BS, Aerospace Engineering, 1963).

Dr. Trentacoste is a founder of Spartan Remediation & Energy Solutions and today serves as Senior VP for Business Development. The company is commercializing a technology that coverts organic wastes and toxins into benign energy products. In 2010, he joined Natural Energy Systems as Executive VP for Corporate Business Development, a role in which he was responsible for business strategy, client acquisition, partnering, and project development for waste-to-energy programs. He joined Alion in 2005 as Senior VP responsible for the environmental, life sciences, un-exploded ordnance, and chem-bio business units. For five years beginning in 2001, Dr. Trentacoste was an independent consultant specializing in business planning and acquisition strategy, marketing, capture plan, and proposal development, and merger-and-acquisition analysis. During that time, he was also a board member of three small businesses engaged in environmental and GIS technologies. 

Dr. Trentacoste joined SAIC (now Leidos) in 1971 as a senior scientist and rose to Senior VP for Corporate Development as the company grew from $10 million to $5 billion in revenue per year. During his tenure, he held senior business development and line management positions, and over his last 15 years he was the senior business acquisition manager for line businesses with revenues of $300 million per year. He specialized in energy, environmental, and related defense programs. Earlier in his career, he worked for Bell Aerospace and General Applied Science Laboratories, focused on hyper-sonic flight and supersonic combustion technologies and helped develop space shuttle engine prototypes and stealth aircraft propulsion technologies. He is the author of over 20 technical publications in the aerospace, environmental, energy, and transportation fields.

Spaces are limited. If you're interested in joining this lunch, please send an email and a short statement about your interests and career plans to Associate Dean Steve Sagner ( by 5 pm on Mon, April 8.