Ted Lynch, PhD

Scientific Director, Medical Products

Luna Innovations Inc.




Ted Lynch has 15 years of experience in technology development and commercialization, specializing in ultrasonic tissue characterization.  Prior to joining Luna, he was an assistant professor of physics at Thomas Nelson Community College and Senior Technologist with the National Technology Transfer Center's Washington Operations, where he coordinated technology assessment and commercialization services for the U.S. Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency.  He is a 2001 graduate of the NDE Group in the Applied Science Department at the College of William & Mary.  For his PhD research he developed technology for the ultrasonic diagnosis of early-stage periodontal disease.  Ted also holds a BA in English with a minor in physics from the College of William & Mary, and an MS in applied physics from George Mason University.  Ted has extensive experience as a technical writer, and from 1996 to 1998 served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Papua New Guinea.  A summary of his research activities is provided below.


Emboli detection and classification:    Luna’s EDAC® Quantifier is the first FDA-cleared for device for detecting microemboli in extracorporeal blood circuits.  Publications and patents related to this technology include:   


§       Lynch JE, Pouch A, Sanders R, Hinders M, Rudd K, Sevick J.  Gaseous microemboli sizing in extracorporeal circuits using ultrasound backscatter.  Ultrasound Med Biol. 2007 Oct; 33(10):1661-75

§       Lynch JE, Riley JB.  Microemboli detection on extracorporeal bypass circuits. Perfusion. 2008 Jan;23(1):23-32. Review

§       Method and apparatus for classifying gaseous and non-gaseous objects

§       Method and apparatus for calibrating an ultrasonic sensing system used to detect moving objects


Noninvasive pressure measurements:  Luna’s EN-TACT® Patient Monitor, is a research prototype for estimating elevated intracranial and intramuscular pressures related to traumatic brain injuries and compartment syndromes.  Publications and patents related to this technology include:



Other research: