New dean for UC Riverside engineering school
Christopher S. Lynch has been named dean of the Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside.
Lynch, currently chair of the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, will take over Sept. 1, according to a statement in UC Riverside’s website.
Lynch joined the UCLA faculty in 2007 after working at Georgia Tech, where he was a professor of mechanical engineering and an associate administration chair. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
“Chris Lynch brings a wealth of experience from his time at UCLA and Georgia Tech that will help advance the research, teaching and outreach missions of the Bourns College of Engineering,” Provost Cynthia K. Larive said in the statement.