• Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Sallie and Don Davis ’61 Career Development Professor
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

  • 2023 NSF NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
  • 2019 ASME AMD Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant Award
  • 2017 Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellow
  • 2016 AFOSR Young Investigator Award
  • 2015 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award
  • 2010 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 2009 National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship
  • 2009 Ammon S. Andes Award

Selected Publications

  • Mallick, D. D., Parker, J., Wilkerson, J. W., & Ramesh, K. T. Estimating void nucleation statistics in laser-driven spall. J. Dyn. Behav. Mats., 1-10, 2020.
  • Tang, X.C., Nguyen, T., Yao, X.H., Wilkerson, J.W. “A cavitation and void growth model for a class of strain-softening amorphous materials," J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 141:104023, 2020.
  • Adibi, S., Wilkerson, J.W. “Evolving structure-property relationships in metals with nonequilibrium concentrations of vacancies," J. App. Phys., 127:13, 2020.
  • Nguyen, T., Luscher, D.J., Wilkerson, J.W. “A physics-based model and simple scaling law to predict the pressure dependence of single crystal spall strength," J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 137:103875, 2020.
  • Mallick, D.D., Williams, C.L., Wilkerson, J.W. “A brief review of spall failure in pure and alloyed magnesium," J. Dyn. Behav. Mats., 1-9, 2020.