• Assistant Professor
  • James J. Cain '51 Faculty Fellow II
Justin Wilkerson

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University

Research Interests

    • Micromechanics and multiscale modeling
    • Nanomaterials and multifunctional materials
    • Plasticity, failure, fracture, and fragmentation
    • Impact mechanics, shock physics, and planetary science

Awards & Honors

  • Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellow (2017)
  • AFOSR Young Investigator Award (2016)
  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award (2015)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2010)
  • National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship (2009)
  • Ammon S. Andes Award (2009)

Selected Publications

  • Nguyen, T., Luscher, D.J., Wilkerson, J.W. “A dislocation-based crystal plasticity framework for dynamic ductile failure of single crystals,” J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 108:1–29, 2017.
  • Wilkerson, J.W., Ramesh, K.T. “Unraveling the anomalous grain size dependence of cavitation,” Phys. Rev. Lett., 117:215503, 2016.
  • Wilkerson, J.W., Ramesh, K.T. “A closed-form criterion for dislocation emission in nano-porous materials under arbitrary thermomechanical loading,” J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 86:94–116, 2016.
  • Delbo, M., Libourel, G., Wilkerson, J.W., Murdoch, N., Michel, P., Ramesh, K.T., Ganino, C., Verati, C., Marchi, S. “Thermal fatigue as the origin of regolith on small asteroids,” Nature, 58:233–236, 2014.
  • Davis, D.C., Wilkerson, J.W., Zhu, J., Hadjiev, V.G. “A strategy for improving mechanical properties of a fiber reinforced epoxy composite using functionalized carbon nanotubes,” Compos. Sci. Technol., 71(8):1089–1097, 2011.