Walt is a principal engineer and the manager of Offshore Wind at NREL, where he
has worked since 1988. In 2003, he initiated the offshore wind energy research program
at NREL and now leads that program. Walt was also responsible for the development
and implementation of the full scale blade and drivetrain testing facilities at the
NWTC. In the 1980s, Walt was employed in the commercial wind energy industry in California.
He has authored over 60 publications and holds two patents.
B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst