Undergraduate researcher, J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering
103A Doherty Building, 3123 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843
Hometown: Pearland, TX
James is a senior mechanical engineering student at Texas A&M and a Brockman Scholarship recipient. He is on track to finish his degree in May 2022 and will pursue a M.S. Business degree followed by a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. James joined the HVIL in December 2019 and helped establish the laboratory after working on the FAA Post-Crash Fire Forensic project. Since then, he has conducted a self-started research project (forthcoming publication) to empirically model hypervelocity sabot separation. James is currently interning at NASA Langley Research Center studying hypervelocity impacts to carbon-carbon composites.