David Gordon Wilson

David Gordon Wilson outside his home workshop, 2005 David Gordon Wilson (11 February 1928 – 2 May 2019) was a British-born engineer who served as a professor of engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States.

Born in Warwickshire, England, Wilson went to the US on a post-doctoral fellowship in 1955. He returned to Britain in 1957 to work in the gas-turbine industry. He taught engineering in Nigeria from 1958 to 1960. He started a branch of a US company in London and in 1961 was moved to the US. In 1966 he joined the MIT faculty and taught engineering design and pursued a long-standing interest into human-powered transport, coauthoring ''Bicycling Science''. He is credited, along with Chester Kyle, with starting the modern recumbent bicycle movement in the US.

In 1980, Wilson and Richard Forrestall developed a recumbent bicycle, the Avatar 2000. In 1982, Tim Gartside (Australia) rode a fully faired version as the Avatar Bluebell (UK) in a US event to a world record of 51.9 mph for 200 metres with a flying start.

Wilson held more than 60 patents; in 1982, he told the ''Boston Globe'', "It’s a bit of a pain that all I’m known for is the bike. I’m very keen on some of the other things I do." He was also active in environmental causes, proposing a forerunner to the carbon tax in 1973, and leading a group that called for a smoking ban in public places.

In 2001, Wilson and Bruce co-founded Wilson TurboPower to commercialise two energy technologies developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)—the Wilson Heat Exchanger, for which the company received $500,000 in funding from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative in 2008, and the Wilson Microturbine, which was described as "high-performance 300 kW microturbine [that] will dramatically improve energy economics by producing over 50% electrical efficiency." In 2010, the company changed its name and its focus, becoming the Wilson Solarpower Corporation.

Wilson lived in Winchester, Massachusetts with his wife, Ellen. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published in Human-powered vehicles, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 113-127, Lit., Lit.
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by Wilson, David Gordon (Author),
Published in Human-powered vehicles, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 257-264, Lit., Lit.
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by Wilson, David Gordon (Author),
Published in Human-powered vehicles, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 13-28, Lit., Lit.
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by Abbott, Allan V. (Author),
Published in Human-powered vehicles, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 3-11, Lit., Lit.
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by Wilson, David Gordon (Author),
Published in Human-powered vehicles, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 29-45, Lit., Lit.
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by Whitt, Frank Rowland (Author), Cambridge (Mass.): MIT Press (Verlag), 1982, XVIII, 364 S., Lit.
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by Wilson, David Gordon (Editor), Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, VIII, 279 S., Lit.
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by Abbott, Allan V. (Author),
Published in Human-powered vehicles, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 49-67, Lit., Lit.
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by Schoeberl, Ernst (Author),
Published in Human-powered vehicles, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 247-254, Lit., Lit.
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by Roper, Chris (Author),
Published in Human-powered vehicles, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 217-238, Lit., Lit.
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by Price, Rob (Author),
Published in Human-powered vehicles, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 205-213, Lit., Lit.
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by Rowe, Scott (Author),
Published in Human-powered vehicles, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 163-171, Lit., Lit.
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by Kirshner, Daniel (Author),
Published in Human-powered vehicles, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 157-162, Lit., Lit.
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by Brummer, Tim (Author),
Published in Human-powered vehicles, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 129-140, Lit., Lit.
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by Price, Rob (Author),
Published in Human-powered vehicles, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 197-204, Lit., Lit.
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by Price, Rob (Author),
Published in Human-powered vehicles, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 173-196, Lit., Lit.
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by Kyle, Chester R. (Author),
Published in Human-powered vehicles, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 95-111, Lit., Lit.
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by Van Dusen, Edward S. (Author),
Published in Human-powered vehicles, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 69-78, Lit., Lit.
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by Wilson, David Gordon (Author),
Published in Medical and scientific aspects of cycling, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1988, S. 211-234, Lit.
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by Brooks, Alec N. (Author),
Published in Human-powered vehicles, Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 79-92, Lit., Lit.
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