Dr. Kerri Phillips

Technical Management

Personal Bio

Kerri Phillips is the assistant group supervisor for the Strike Analysis Group within the Force Projection Sector at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Her current technical work focuses on engagement-level modeling, simulation, and analysis and the development of advanced guidance laws for various weapon systems. Phillips also has extensive experience in pre- and post-flight test analysis for several platforms.

Phillips specializes in advanced guidance algorithms for interceptors and gained extensive experience working with high-fidelity 6DoF simulations and developing/integrating guidance and flight control concepts. She drew from this experience as the developer and instructor two aerospace courses in JHU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Phillips earned her PhD in aerospace engineering from West Virginia University (WVU), an MSE in systems engineering from Johns Hopkins, a BS in aerospace engineering from WVU, and a BS in mechanical engineering from WVU.

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