Dr. Christopher S. Lynch

Fellow Member | Professor and Dean at Univ of California Riverside
Lynch, Christopher S.
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SPIE Membership: 22.9 years
SPIE Awards: Fellow status
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Area of Expertise: Mechanics of Materials, Characterization of Ferroelectric Materials, Experimental Mechanics
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Prof. Lynch served on the faculty of the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering from September, 1995 through September 2007. He accepted the responsibilities as associate chair of administration of the Woodruff School in 2002, the largest Mechanical Engineering Program in the US. In 2007 he accepted a faculty position at UCLA and starting in 2008 as Director of the MS Engineering Online Program, built the UCLA online education program. He served as chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from 2016-2018. He becake Dean of Engineering at UC Riverside in September 2018.

Prof. Lynch’s research focuses on several areas related to ferroelectric materials including field coupled fracture mechanics, micro-electro-mechanics, and ferroelectric device development. Prof. Lynch’s research program focuses on multi-field and multi-scale constitutive law development with finite element implementation in support of numerous sensing and actuation applications. Recent work on multiferroic coupling at the nanoscale has demonstrated the ability to switch magnetization using strain coupling between magnetic features deposited on ferroelectric single crystals. This led to the UCLA led TANMS NSF-NERC where Prof. Lynch serves as the thrust lead for the modeling team.

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