Jennifer Lynch

Assistant Teaching Professor

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Office:MSE 122
Office Hours: By Appointment


  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, Materials Science and Engineering, 2002.
  • M.S., Rutgers University, Materials Science and Engineering, 1998.
  • B.S.. Washington and Lee University, Physics-Engineering, 1995.

Research Interests

Development of innovative graphene-enhanced polymer matrix nanocomposites, fundamentals to engineering applications, including structural, bio-medical, electronics, and military. Processing-structure-property-performance relations for novel PMCs.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Jennifer K. Lynch-Branzoi*, Ali Ashraf, Arya Tewatia, Meredith Taghon, Jamie Wooding, Justin Hendrix, Bernard H. Kear, Thomas J. Nosker. “Shear exfoliation of graphite into graphene nanoflakes directly within polyetheretherketone and a spectroscopic study of this high modulus, lightweight nanocomposite”, Composites Part B, 10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.107842, 2020.
  2. Ali Ashraf, Nikhil Jani, Francis Farmer, J.K. Lynch-Branzoi*, Non-Destructive Investigation of Dispersion, Bonding, and Thermal Properties of Emerging Polymer Nanocomposites Using Close-Up Lens Assisted Infrared Thermography”, MRS Advances, p. 1-8. doi:10.1557/adv.2020.121, 2020.
  3. J.K. Lynch-Branzoi*, T.J. Nosker, B.K. Kear, A. Tewatia, M. Taghon, and J. Wooding, “Lightweight, High Performance Polymer Composites for Modern Engineering Applications”, TechConnect Briefs, 1, 192-195, ISBN: 978-0-9975117-8-9, 2018.
  4. Hendrix, Justin; Nosker, Thomas; Lynch, Jennifer; Szeto, Ryan, and J. Emge, Thomas, “Evaluation of Exfoliated Graphite to Graphene in Polyamide 66 Using Novel High Shear Elongational Flow”, Polymers, 10, 1399. 10.3390/polym10121399, 2018.
  5. Jennifer Lynch-Branzoi*, “Modulus enhancement of polymer nanocomposites reinforced with graphene nanoflakes”, J. Nanomed. Nanotechnol., DOI: 10.4172/2157-7439-C1-061, 2017.
  6. Tewatia, A.; Hendrix, J.; Nosker, T.; Lynch-Branzoi, J.* “Multi-Scale Carbon (Micro/Nano) Fiber Reinforcement of Polyetheretherketone Using High Shear Melt-Processing”. Fibers, 5 (32), doi:  10.3390/fib5030032, 2017.
  7. Arya Tewatia, Justin Hendrix, Zhizhong Dong, Meredith Taghon, Stephen Tse, Gordon Chiu, William E. Mayo, Bernard Kear, Thomas Nosker, Jennifer Lynch*, “Characterization of melt-blended graphene – poly(ether ether ketone) nanocomposite”, Materials Science and Engineering: B, 216, 41-49, doi:10.1016/j.mseb.2016.05.009, 2017
  8. Jennifer K. Lynch*, “High shear melt-processing of fiberglass-reinforced poly(trimethylene) terephthalate composites”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 132, 42714. doi: 10.1002/app.42714, 2015.

Selected Patents

  1. Nosker, T.J., Lynch, J.K., “Composition derived from recycled paint”, US Patent 10,526,756, January 7, 2020.
  2. Nosker, T.J., Lynch, J.K., Mazar, M.N., and Nosker, P.L., “Compositions and methods for the protection of substrates from heat flux and fire”, US Patent 10,329,43, June 25, 2019.
  3. Nosker, T.J., Lynch, J.K., Kear, B.H., Hendrix, J., Chiu, G., “Graphene-reinforced polymer matrix composites”, US Patent 10,329,391, June 25, 2019.
  4. Nosker, T.J., Lynch, J.K., Kear, B.H., Hendrix, J., Chiu, G., “In situ exfoliation method to fabricate a graphene-reinforced polymer matrix composite”, US Patent 10,253,154, April 9, 2019.
  5. Nosker, T.J., Lynch, J.K., Hendrix, J., Kear, B.H., Chiu, G., Tse, S., “In Situ Exfoliation Method to Fabricate a Graphene-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite”, US Patent 9,896,565, February 20, 2018.
  6. Nosker, T.J., Lynch, J.K., and Luker, K., “Just-In-Time Compounding in an Injection Molding Machine”, US Patent 9,533,432, January 3, 2017.
  7. Nosker, T.J. and Lynch, J.K., “Composite articles compression molded from recycled plastic”, US Patent 9,422,423, August 23, 2016.
  8. Lynch, J., Nosker, T., Lehman, R., Idol, J.D., Van Ness, K., Renfree, R.W., “Use of recycled plastics for structural building forms”, US Patent 9,340,666, May 17, 2016.
  9. Nosker, T.J. and Lynch, J.K., “Polymer based railroad tie shaped to reduce center bounding”, US Patent 9,121,138, September 1, 2015.
  10. Nosker, T.J., Lynch, J.K., Mazar, M.N., and Nosker, P.L., “Compositions and methods for the protection of substrates from heat flux and fire”, US Patent 8,993,463, March 31, 2015.
  11. Nosker, T.J., Lynch, J.K., Lehman, R.L., Renfree, R.W., and Idol, J.D. “Methods of Increasing Toughness of Immiscible Polymer Blends”, US Patent 8,497,324, July 30, 2013.
  12. Lynch, J.K., Nosker, T.J., Lehman, R.L., Idol, J.D., Van Ness, K.E., and Renfree, R.W., “Use of Recycled Plastics for Structural Building Forms”, US Patent 8,455,588, June 4, 2013.
  13. Nosker, T.J., Lehman, R.L., Lynch, J.K., and Hamill, R., “Method of Recycling Paints as a Component of an Immiscible Polymer Blend”, US Patent 8,436,099, May 7, 2013.