David Wilt



David Wilt is a Senior Physicist and Tech Advisor for the Advanced Space Power Generation Group at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate in Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Mr. Wilt has worked in the area of space photovoltaic research for 30 years, both as the Advanced III-V Photovoltaic Group Lead at NASA and in his current position at AFRL.  Since joining AFRL, Mr. Wilt has been responsible for a portfolio covering a variety of photovoltaic device technologies and associated spacecraft solar array technologies.  His activities include both in-house research efforts as well as management of external research programs.  Mr. Wilt holds a BS in Physics, an MS in Industrial Engineering, has authored over 170 technical publications, and holds 9 patents in a variety of photovoltaic device technologies.