Justin Carrillo (Mechanical Engineering)


Mr. Justin Carrillo is a Research Mechanical Engineer in the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, MS. While working for the Mobility Systems Branch, Mr. Carrillo has specialized in the area of high performance computing for computational modeling of sensors, vehicle-terrain interaction, and vehicle dynamics as well as vehicle and sensor field-testing. He is currently serving as principle investigator and work unit manager on various programs related to the off-road performance of manned/unmanned ground vehicles, manned-unmanned teaming, and development of high-performance computer-based simulations for testing and evaluation of autonomous systems through sensor-environment interactions.

Mr. Carrillo received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mississippi in 2013 and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Computational Engineering from Purdue University. As an undergraduate, he gained practical experience by participating in the Student Temporary Employee Program (STEP) at ERDC, participated in Tau Beta Pi at Ole Miss, and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

During his short career, he has numerous professional publications. He is a member of the International Society of Terrain-Vehicle Systems and has received both the ERDC Award for Outstanding Team Effort in 2015 and the Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service in 2014.

Mr. Carrillo lives in Raymond, MS with his wife Carra Carrillo, daughter Lillian Carrillo, and son Walter Carrillo. When not working, he likes to participate in sports such as baseball, basketball, and golf.