Dr. Christopher S. Lynch
Professor and Dean at Univ of California Riverside
SPIE Involvement:
Fellow status | Conference Program Committee | Symposium Chair | Conference Chair | Author
Area of Expertise:
Mechanics of Materials , Characterization of Ferroelectric Materials , Experimental Mechanics
Profile Summary

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.

Publications (41)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | March 22, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10596, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites XII
KEYWORDS: Thin films, Ferroelectric materials, Switching, Electrodes, Magnetism, Finite element methods, Motion models, Anisotropy

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 11, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10165, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2017
KEYWORDS: Switches, Switching, Polarization, Crystals, Niobium, Motion models, Structural engineering, Dielectric polarization, Temperature metrology

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 10, 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8688, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2013
KEYWORDS: Ferroelectric materials, Capacitors, Polarization, Crystals, Ions, Fourier transforms, Energy harvesting, Capacitance, Neodymium, Thermodynamics

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 3, 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8689, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2013
KEYWORDS: Ferroelectric materials, Ceramics, Dielectrics, Ions, Thermal effects, Neodymium, Electroluminescent displays, Astatine, Dielectric polarization, Lead

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 3, 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8689, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2013
KEYWORDS: Energy efficiency, Switching, Polarization, Ceramics, Ions, Lanthanum, Tolerancing, Dielectric polarization, Lead, Perovskite

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 3, 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8689, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2013
KEYWORDS: Diffraction, Ferroelectric materials, Capacitors, Polarization, Electrodes, Ceramics, Dielectrics, Niobium, Dielectric polarization, Lead

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Conference Committee Involvement (24)
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials XIII
4 March 2019 | Denver, Colorado, United States
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites XII
5 March 2018 | Denver, Colorado, United States
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites XI
26 March 2017 | Portland, Oregon, United States
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites X
21 March 2016 | Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites IX
9 March 2015 | San Diego, California, United States
Showing 5 of 24 published special sections
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