• 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

  • Ravaji, B., Ali Lagoa, V., Delbo, M., Wilkerson, J.W. “Unraveling the mechanics of thermal stress weathering: rate-effects, size-effects, and scaling laws,"J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 2019.
  • Nguyen, T., Luscher, D.J., Wilkerson, J.W. “The role of elastic and plastic anisotropy in intergranular spall failure," Acta Materialia, 168:1-12, 2019.
  • Wilkerson, J.W. “Anomalous size effects in nanoporous materials induced by high surface energies," Invited Article in the Journal of Materials Research Focus Issue on Intrinsic and Extrinsic Size Effects, 1{10, 2019.
  • 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.