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
- Wilkerson, J. W. (2019). Anomalous size effects in nanoporous materials induced by high surface energies. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH. 34(13), 2337-2346.
- Nguyen, T., Luscher, D. J., & Wilkerson, J. W. (2019). The role of elastic and plastic anisotropy in intergranular spall failure. ACTA MATERIALIA. 168, 1-12.
- Ravaji, B., Ali-Lagoa, V., Delbo, M., & Wilkerson, J. W. (2019). Unraveling the Mechanics of Thermal Stress Weathering: Rate-Effects, Size-Effects, and Scaling Laws. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets.
- Nguyen, T., Luscher, D. J., & Wilkerson, J. W. (2017). A dislocation-based crystal plasticity framework for dynamic ductile failure of single crystals. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS. 108, 1-29.
- Wang, P., Gao, W., Wilkerson, J., Liechti, K. M., & Huang, R. (2017). Cavitation of water by volume-controlled stretching. Extreme Mechanics Letters. 11, 59-67.