Chris Lynch

Christopher S. Lynch Ph.D.

Dean, Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1992

Research Areas

Energy Processing, Materials Properties & Processing, Multiphase Flow & Combustion

Contact Information

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher S. Lynch was named dean of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering in 2018. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Most recently, he served as chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles and also previously served as director of the No. 1 ranked Master of Science in Engineering Online Program at UCLA. A distinguished leader, Dean Lynch is a Fellow of ASME and SPIE, was the 2014 recipient of the SPIE Smart Materials and Structures Lifetime Achievement Award, and has issued more than 100 refereed publications and more than 80 conference publications.  

Publications

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Awards

  • SPIE Smart Materials and Structures Lifetime Achievement Award
  • ASME Aerospace Division Adaptive Structures Prize
  • Georgia Tech Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Fellow ASME and SPIE
  • ASEE Young Mechanics Educator of the Year Award
  • NSF Career Award
  • ONR Young Investigator Award