Jerome P. Lynch

Professor

Office:  2350 Hayward, 2380 GG Brown
Phone:  (734) 615-5290
Fax:  (734) 764-4292
Email:  jerlynch@umich.edu

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2350 Hayward, 2380 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 2002
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 2003
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 1998
  • B.E., Civil Engineering, Cooper Union, New York City, NY, 1993
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers (2014)
  • John F. Ullrich Education Excellence Award, College of Engineering, Univ. of Michigan (2013)
  • EMI Leonardo Da Vinci Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (2012)
  • Anne Voshel and Gerald Nudo CEE Faculty Scholar Award, University of Michigan (2010-2013)
  • Region 3 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, ASCE (2011)
  • Professor of the Year Award – ASCE Student Chapter, University of Michigan (2010)
  • Faculty Achievement Award, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Univ. of Michigan (2010)
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (2009)
  • Brilliant 10 Award, Popular Science Magazine (2009)
  • Structural Health Monitoring Person of the Year Award, International Workshop of Structural Health Monitoring, Stanford, CA (2009)
  • Invited Speaker, National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (2009)
  • Professor of the Year Award – ASCE Student Chapter, University of Michigan (2009)
  • 2009 NSF CAREER Award (2009)
  • 1938E Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan (2008)
  • ONR Summer Faculty Fellowship (2008)
  • Henry Russel Award, Rackham School of Graduate Studies (2007)
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2005)
  • Professor of the Year Award - ASCE-University of Michigan (2005)
  • Editor-in-Chief (North and South America), Earthquake and Structures
  • Associate Editor, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics
  • Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
  • Chair, SPIE Smart Structures/NDE Conference: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems
  • Member, Board of Directors, International Association of Structural Control and Monitoring (IASCM)
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
  • Member, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, Society of Engineering Mechanics (SEM)

Members of the team at the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Technologies (LIST) work at the boundary between traditional civil engineering and related engineering disciplines (such as electrical engineering, computing science, and material science) to convert traditional civil infrastructure systems into more intelligent and reactive systems through the integration of sensing, computing, and actuation technologies. The conversion of society's infrastructure systems into cyber-physcial systems (CPS) greatly enhance their performance while rendering them more resilient against natural and man-made hazards. Infrastructure whose health is closely monitored also have lower life-cycle costs and significantly longer services lives over which their initial carbon footprint is amortized.

Currently, students and faculty are focusing their research efforts on the creation of new sensors including those fabricated using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology. LIST researchers are also at the forefront of the development of "intelligent" wireless sensors that collect sensor data from bridges, buildings, pipelines, among other infrastructure systems. Data processing architectures are being explored to process data within wireless sensor networks to autonomously convert data into the information direly sought by system end-users for their decision making. The team is also advancing a comprehensive "data to decision" cyberenvironment that provides a scalable platform for the storage of sensor data and system meta-data. Within the cyberenvironment, an extensive library of data interrogation algorithms based on physics-based and data-driven methods are used to assess the performance and health of monitored infrastructure systems. Finally, the LIST team is advancing actuation technologies that control the response of infrastructure systems to extreme loads and that reconfigure individual and interdependent infrastructure systems to enhance resiliency against hazards. Our research is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Michigan Department of Transportation, and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

Videos

To watch a video of Dr. Lynch discussing the NIST Bridge Infrastructure Project, please click here. To watch his video on the NIST Tip Project, please click here

McCullagh, J. J., Peterson, R. L., Galchev, T. V., Gordenker, R., Zhang, Y., Lynch, J. P., and Najafi, K. (2014). “Long-term Testing of a Vibration Harvesting System for the Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges,” Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Elsevier, 217(2014): 139-150.

Mosavi, A., Sedarat, H., O’Connor, S. M., Emami-Naeini, A., Lynch, J. P. (2014). “Calibrating a High-Fidelity Finite Element Model of a Highway Bridge using a Multi-Variable Sensitivity-based Optimization Approach,” Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, 10(5): 627-642.

O’Connor, S., Lynch, J. P., and Gilbert, A. (2014). “Modal extraction using compressed sensing for energy efficiency in a wireless sensor network,” Smart Materials and Structures, IOP, 23(8): 085014.

Ranade, R., Zhang, J., Lynch, J. P., and Li, V. C. (2014). “Influence of Micro-Cracking on the Composite Resistivity of Engineered Cementitious Composites,” Cement and Concrete Research, Elsevier, 58(4):1-12.

Peckens, C., and Lynch, J. P. (2013). “Utilizing the Cochlea as a Bio-inspired Compressive Sensing Technique,” Smart Materials and Structures, IOP, 22(10): 105027.

Kurata, M., Kim, J., Lynch, J. P., van der Linden, G. W., Seddat, H., Thometz, E., Hipley, P., Sheng, L. H (2013). “Internet-enabled Wireless Structural Monitoring Systems: Development and Permanent Deployment at the New Carquinez Suspension Bridge,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 139(10): 1688-1702.

Zimmerman, A. T., Lynch, J. P., and Ferrese, F. (2013).  “Market-Based Resource Allocation for Distributed Data Processing in Wireless Sensor Networks,” Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, ACM, 12(3): 84:1-28.

Lo, C., Lynch, J. P., Liu, M. Y. (2012).  “Distributed Reference-free Fault Detection Method for Autonomous Wireless Sensor Networks,” IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE, 13(5): 2009-2019.

Kim, J., and Lynch, J. P. (2012).  “Subspace System Identification of Support Excited Structures - Part I: Theory and Black-box System Identification,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Wiley, 41(15): 2235-2251.

Kim, J., and Lynch, J. P. (2012).  “Subspace System Identification of Support Excited Structures - Part II: Grey-box Interpretations and Damage Detection,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Wiley, 41(15): 2253-2271.

Kim, J., and Lynch, J. P. (2012).  “Autonomous Decentralized System Identification by Markov Parameter Estimation using Distributed Smart Wireless Sensor Networks,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 138(5): 478-490.

Kim, J., Nadukuru, S. S., Pour-Ghaz, M., Lynch, J. P., Michalowski, R. L., Bradshaw, A. S., Green, R. A., and Weiss, W. J. (2012).  “Damage Detection And Health Monitoring Of Buried Concrete Pipelines – A Large-Scale Experiment,” Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, ASCE, 3(1): 8-16.

Swartz, R. A., Zimmerman, A. T., Lynch, J. P., Rosario, J., Brady, T., Salvino, L., and Law, K. H. (2012).  “Hybrid Wireless Hull Monitoring System for Naval Combat Vessels,” Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis Group, 8(7): 621-638.

Kim, J., and Lynch, J. P. (2012).  “Experimental Analysis of Vehicle-Bridge Interaction using a Wireless Monitoring System and a Two-Stage System Identification Technique,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Elsevier, 28(2012): 3-19.

Kim, J., Lynch, J. P., Lee, J. J., and Lee, C. G. (2011). “Truck-based Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks for Experimental Observation of Vehicle-Bridge Interaction,” Smart Materials and Structures, IOP, 20(2011): 065009.

Ni, Y. Q., Li, B., Lam, K. H., Zhu, D. P., Wang, Y., Lynch, J. P., and Law, K. H. (2010). “In-construction Vibration Monitoring of a Supertall Structure using a Long-range Wireless Sensing System,” Smart Structures and Systems, TechnoPress, 7(2): 83-102.

Zimmerman, A. T., and Lynch, J. P. (2010). “Market-Based Frequency Domain Decomposition for Automated Mode Shape Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks,” Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring, Wiley, 17(7): 808–824.

Kim, J., Swartz, R. A., Lynch, J. P., Lee, J. J., and Lee, C. G. (2010). “Rapid-to-Deploy Reconfigurable Wireless Structural Monitoring Systems using Extended-Range Wireless Sensors,” Smart Structures and Systems, TechnoPress, 6(5-6):505-524.

Swartz, R. A., Lynch, J. P., Zerbst, S., Sweetman, B., and Rolfes, R. (2010). “Structural Monitoring of Wind Turbines using Wireless Sensor Networks,” Smart Structures and Systems, TechnoPress, 6(3): 183-196.

Zimmerman, A. T. and Lynch, J. P. (2009). “A Parallel Simulated Annealing Architecture for Model Updating in Wireless Sensor Networks,” IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE, 9(11): 1503-1510.

Hou, T. C. and Lynch, J. P. (2009). “Electrical Impedance Tomographic Methods for Sensing Strain Fields and Crack Damage in Cementitious Structures,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Sage Publications, 20(11): 1363-1379.

Swartz, R. A. and Lynch J. P. (2009). “Strategic Network Utilization in a Wireless Structural Control System for Seismically Excited Structures,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 135(5): 597-608.

Loh, K. J., Hou, T. C., Lynch, J. P. and Kotov, N. A. (2009). “Carbon Nanotube Sensing Skins for Spatial Strain and Impact Damage Identification,” Journal of Nondestructuctive Evaluation, Springer, 28(1): 9-25.

Loh, K. J., Lynch, J. P. and Kotov, N. A. (2008). “Inductively Coupled Nanocomposite Wireless Strain and pH Sensors,” Smart Structures and Systems, TechnoPress, 4(5): 531-548.

Lynch, J. P., Wang, Y., Swartz, R. A., Lu, K. C. and Loh, C. H. (2008). “Implementation of a Closed-Loop Structural Control System using Wireless Sensor Networks,“ Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring, Wiley, 15(4): 518-539.

Loh, K. J., Lynch, J. P., Shim, B. S. and Kotov, N. (2008). “Tailoring Piezoresistive Sensitivity of Multilayer Carbon Nanotube Composite Strain Sensors,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Sage Publications, 19(7): 747-764.

Zimmerman, A. T., Shiraishi, M., Swartz, R. A. and Lynch, J. P. (2008). “Automated Modal Parameter Estimation by Parallel Processing within Wireless Monitoring Systems,” ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, 14(1): 102-113.

Hou, T. C., Loh, K. J. and Lynch, J. P. (2007). “Spatial Conductivity Mapping of Carbon Nanotube Composite Thin Films by Electrical Impedance Tomography for Sensing Applications,” Nanotechnology, IOP, 18(31): 315501.

Wang, Y., Swartz, R. A., Lynch, J. P., Law, K. H., Lu, K. C. and Loh, C. H. (2007). “Decentralized Civil Structural Control using Real-time Wireless Sensing and Embedded Computing,” Smart Structures and Systems, TechnoPress, 3(3):321-340.

Loh, K. J., Kim, J. H., Lynch, J. P., Kam, N. W. S. and Kotov, N. (2007). “Multifunctional Layer-by-Layer Carbon Nanotube-Polyelectrolyte Thin Films for Strain and Corrosion Sensing,” Smart Materials and Structures, IOP, 16(2):429-438.

Lynch, J. P. (2007). “An Overview of Wireless Structural Health Monitoring for Civil Structures,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, The Royal Society, London, 365(1851): 345-372.

Wang, Y., Lynch, J. P. and Law, K. H. (2007). “A Wireless Structural Health Monitoring System with Multithreaded Sensing Devices: Design and Validation,” Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis Group, United Kingdom, 3(2): 103-120.

Lynch, J. P., Wang, Y., Loh, K. J., Yi, J. H. and Yun, C. B. (2006). “Performance Monitoring of the Geumdang Bridge using a Dense Network of High-Resolution Wireless Sensors,” Smart Materials and Structures, IOP, 15(6): 1561-1575.

Lynch, J. P. and Loh, K. J. (2006). “A Summary Review of Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks for Structural Health Monitoring,” Shock and Vibration Digest, Sage Publications, 38(2): 91-128.

Lynch, J. P. (2005). “Design of a Wireless Active Sensing Unit for Localized Structural Health Monitoring,” Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring, Wiley & Sons, 12(3-4): 405-423.

Lynch, J. P. and Law, K. H. (2002). “Market-Based Control of Linear Structural Systems,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, John Wiley & Sons, 31(10): 1855-1877.


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