Dr. Wilding graduated with a BS in chemical engineering from BYU in 1981 and went on to get his PhD in chemical engineering from Rice University in 1985. After graduating he worked at Wiltec Research Company, Inc. where he was Research Director for several years before being appointed company President. He left Wiltec to join the chemical engineering faculty at BYU in 1994. He conducts research in thermophysical property measurement and correlation, environmental engineering, and process design. He served as Department Chair from 2001 to 2006. In 2004 Dr. Wilding received the Karl G. Maesar Excellence in Teaching Award.