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Mar 6, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
John Reynolds, professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the School of Materials Science and Engineering, will be inducted as a fellow to the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE). The ceremony will happen at the New Orleans ACS National Meeting during the PMSE/Poly Awards Reception on April 10.
“Selection as a fellow is an honor as it recognizes the extensive work and successes my research group has had in designing, synthesizing, characterizing and evaluating the properties of pi-conjugated polymers. We have developed these materials for color changing electrochromic, energy harvesting photovoltaic, charge storing supercapacitor and light-emitting applications,” said Reynolds.
Reynolds has had a long and illustrious career. He came to Tech last spring from the University of Florida, where he was both a professor of chemistry and the associate director of the Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering. Prior to that he was at the University of Texas at Arlington. He received his bachelor’s in chemistry at San Jose State University in 1979 and his master’s and doctorate in polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts in 1982 and 1984, respectively.