Dr. Wilkerson's research and teaching interests lie at the interface of solid mechanics, material science, and physics. He enjoys working on a range of topics across the length and time scales, from the ultra-fast atomistic mechanisms governing deformation and failure in materials to the evolution of asteroids in our Solar System over billions of years. He is fascinated with understanding and exploiting nonequilibrium phenomena to unravel some of the mysteries of nature and to improve the human condition.
- Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University - (Baltimore, Maryland, United States) 2014
- B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Summa cum Laude, Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) 2010
- Ravaji, B., & Wilkerson, J. W. (2021). Effects of crystallography on hot-spot formation in porous RDX single crystals. Extreme Mechanics Letters. 42, 101112-101112.
- Iglesias, E. E., Rowe, T., Fernandez, K., Chocron, S., & Wilkerson, J. (2021). Mechanical response of carbon nanotube reinforced particulate composites with implications for polymer bonded explosives. JOURNAL OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS. 55(19), 2577-2590.
- Adibi, S., & Wilkerson, J. W. (2021). Time–temperature superposition for cavitation resistance of metals with nonequilibrium vacancy concentrations. Extreme Mechanics Letters. 47, 101350-101350.
- Huber, Z., & Wilkerson, J. W. (2020). Revisiting the first Sandia Fracture Challenge with transient deformation heating and strain localization considerations. International Journal of Fracture. 226(2), 197-217.
- Adibi, S., & Wilkerson, J. W. (2020). Evolving structure–property relationships in metals with nonequilibrium concentrations of vacancies. Journal of Applied Physics. 127(13), 135901-135901.
- Concrete and Composites Experiments and Modeling for Army Applications awarded by Department of Defense 2019 - 2024