Jerome Peter Lynch

Fitzpatrick Family University Distinguished Professor of Engineering

structural health monitoring; cyber-physical system architectures; infrastructure resilience; multifunctional nanocomposites; non-destructive evaluation; community engagement; academic leadership

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Fitzpatrick Family University Distinguished Professor of Engineering
  • Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Vinik Dean of Engineering
  • Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Contact Information

  • Email Address: jerome.lynch@duke.edu

Education

  • B.S. The Cooper Union, 1997
  • M.S.C.E. Stanford University, 1998
  • Ph.D. Stanford University, 2002
  • M.S.E.E. Stanford University, 2003

Research Interests

Prof. Lynch's research interests are in advancing cyber-physical system architectures that combine sensing, computing, and control to create intelligent civil infrastructure systems.  He is best known for his research portfolio in structural health monitoring (SHM) that allow the performance and health of civil infrastructure systems to be assessed based on monitoring data to improve system safety and resilience.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Fellow. ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute. 2021
  • Faculty Award. Civil and Environmental Friends Association (CEEFA), University of Michigan. 2016
  • George J. Huebner, Jr. Research Excellence Award. College of Engineering, University of Michigan. 2015
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 2014
  • John F. Ullrich Education Excellence Award. College of Engineering, University of Michigan. 2013
  • EMI Leonardo da Vinci Award. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 2012
  • Region 3 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 2011
  • Faculty Achievement Award. Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan. 2010
  • Professor of the Year Award. ASCE Student Chapter, University of Michigan. 2010
  • Department Award. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan. 2009
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award. National Science Foundation (NSF). 2009
  • Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE Awards). National Science Foundation (NSF). 2009
  • Professor of the Year Award . ASCE Student Chapter, University of Michigan. 2009
  • Shah Family Innovation Prize. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. 2009
  • Structural Health Monitoring Person of the Year Award. International Workshop of Structural Health Monitoring. 2009
  • 1938E Award. College of Engineering, University of Michigan. 2008
  • Henry Russel Award. Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan. 2007
  • Professor of the Year Award. ASCE Student Chapter, University of Michigan. 2005
  • Young Investigator Award. Office of Naval Research (ONR). 2005
  • Short-Stay Fellowship. Japan Society for The Promotion of Science (JSPS). 2003

Courses Taught

  • EGR 393: Research Projects in Engineering

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Draughon, G., J. Lynch, and L. Salvino. “Integrated Vision-Body Sensing System for Tracking People in Intelligent Environments,” 253 LNCE:885–93, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-07254-3_89.
  • Flanigan, K. A., and J. P. Lynch. “Optimal Event-Based Policy for Remote Parameter Estimation in Wireless Sensing Architectures Under Resource Constraints.” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 21, no. 7 (July 1, 2022): 5293–5304. https://doi.org/10.1109/TWC.2021.3139289.
  • Zhou, H., J. Lynch, and D. Zekkos. “Autonomous wireless sensor deployment with unmanned aerial vehicles for structural health monitoring applications.” Structural Control and Health Monitoring 29, no. 6 (June 1, 2022). https://doi.org/10.1002/stc.2942.
  • Flanigan, K. A., M. Aguero, R. Nasimi, F. Moreu, J. P. Lynch, and M. Ettouney. “OBJECTIVE RESILIENCE MONITORING FOR RAILROAD SYSTEMS.” In Objective Resilience: Technology, 75–120, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784415900.ch4.
  • Flanigan, K. A., J. P. Lynch, and M. Ettouney. “Quantitatively linking long-term monitoring data to condition ratings through a reliability-based framework.” Structural Health Monitoring 20, no. 5 (September 1, 2021): 2376–95. https://doi.org/10.1177/1475921720949965.