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. (2017). On the micromechanics of void dynamics at extreme rates. International Journal of Plasticity. 95, 21-42.
- Wilkerson, J. W., & Ramesh, K. T. (2016). A closed-form criterion for dislocation emission in nano-porous materials under arbitrary thermomechanical loading. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS. 86, 94-116.
- Wilkerson, J. W., & Ramesh, K. T. (2016). Unraveling the anomalous grain size dependence of cavitation. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS. 117(21),
- Wilkerson, J. W., & Ramesh, K. T. (2014). A dynamic void growth model governed by dislocation kinetics. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS. 70(1), 262-280.
- Daphalapurkar, N. P., Wilkerson, J. W., Wright, T. W., & Ramesh, K. T. (2014). Kinetics of a fast moving twin boundary in nickel. ACTA MATERIALIA. 68, 82-92.