This prize recognize ASCE members who demonstrate notable achievements in research related to civil engineering. The prize is generally given to younger members of early accomplishment who can be expected to continue fruitful careers in research.
Lynch’s research interests are centered in the smart structure technologies field. The collection of response data from civil structures is important for assessing long-term structural performance and for rapid diagnosis of structural health. To collect response data and to locally process the data at the sensor, Lynch’s research has focused upon the design of wireless structural monitoring systems with decentralized computing infrastructures.