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
- Delbo, M., Libourel, G., Wilkerson, J., Murdoch, N., Michel, P., Ramesh, K. T., ... Marchi, S. (2014). Thermal fatigue as the origin of regolith on small asteroids. NATURE. 508(7495), 233-236.
- Davis, D. C., Wilkerson, J. W., Zhu, J., & Hadjiev, V. G. (2011). A strategy for improving mechanical properties of a fiber reinforced epoxy composite using functionalized carbon nanotubes. Composites Science and Technology. 71(8), 1089-1097.
- Davis, D. C., Wilkerson, J. W., Zhu, J., & Ayewah, D. (2010). Improvements in mechanical properties of a carbon fiber epoxy composite using nanotube science and technology. Composite Structures. 92(11), 2653-2662.
- Adibi, S. A., & Wilkerson, J. W. Evolving structure-property relationships in metals with nonequilibrium concentrations of vacancies. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS. 127(13), 135901-135901.