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Dean Wilkening, Senior Professional Staff Member, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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Dean Wilkening is a senior staff scientist in the Precision Strike Mission Area at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory working on long-range precision strike kill chains, especially for hypersonic weapons.  

Previous research involved various technical and policy aspects of ballistic missile defense, bioterrorism and nuclear weapons. He has participated in Defense Science Board Studies on Advanced Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threats, Constrained Military Operations, and Multi-Domain Effects, and was a member of US National Academy of Science committees on biological terrorism and ballistic missile defense.

Prior to joining APL, he worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, and the RAND Corporation.  He received his PhD in physics from Harvard University, is a fellow of the American Physical Society, and has published over 60 journal articles, book chapters and monographs on a range of security topics.

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