Dr. Kerri Phillips

Technical Management

Personal Bio

Dr. Kerri Phillips is the Assistant Group Supervisor for the Strike Analysis Group in the Force Projection Sector at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. Her current technical work focuses on engagement-level modeling, simulation, and analysis and the development of advanced guidance laws for various weapon systems. Dr. Phillips also has extensive experience in pre- and post-flight GNC analysis for various systems.

Dr. Phillips' interests include developing advanced guidance and flight control algorithms for interceptors, flight failure accident investigations, and leadership development. She has gained extensive experience working with high-fidelity 6DoF simulations and developing / integrating guidance and flight control concepts, which she leveraged to develop and teach two aerospace courses in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at JHU.

Education History

  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University
  • MSE Systems Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University

Work Experience

Senior Professional Staff, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

Honors and Awards

  • Department of Defense Letter of Contribution to Program (2018)
  • TEDx Women Talk (2017)
  • Zonta International Amelia Earhart Doctoral Fellow (2010)
  • USA Today All-College Academic Team (2008)
  • The Order of Augusta - Top 8 Graduating Seniors from WVU (2008)
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholar (2006)

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics