Dave, Susan and Ellen Wilson on their way to Gloucester Massachusetts 2004
David Gordon Wilson is emeritus professor of engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
David Wilson was born in Warwickshire, England. After post-doctoral work, Wilson taught engineering in West Africa and moved to the USA in 1961 to work on aircraft engines and systems. Subsequently at MIT, he taught engineering design and pursued a long-standing interest into human powered transport. He is credited, along with Chester Kyle, with starting the modern recumbent bicycle movement in the USA. He is currently active in a small company aiming at developing very-high-efficiency regenerators and turbines.