Dr. Reynolds' research interests have involved electrically conducting and electroactive conjugated polymers for over 30 years with work focused to the development of new polymers by manipulating their fundamental organic structure in order to control their optoelectronic and redox properties.

His group has been heavily involved in the areas developing new polyheterocycles, visible and infrared light electrochromism, along with light emission from polymer and composite LEDs (both visible and near-infrared) and light emitting electrochemical cells (LECs). Further work is directed to using organic polymers and oligomers in photovoltaic cells.

Reynolds obtained his M.S. (1982) and Ph.D. (1984) degrees from the University of Massachusetts in Polymer Science and Engineering, he has published over 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers, has 9 patents issued and 24 patents pending, and served as co-editor of the "Handbook of Conducting Polymers" which was published in 2007. He serves on the editorial board for the journals ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, and the Journal of Macromolecular Science, Chemistry.

Research Challenges:

B.S., Chemistry, San Jose State University, 1979
M.S., Polymer Science & Eng., University of Massachusetts, 1982
Ph.D., Polymer Science & Eng., University of Massachusetts, 1985

Research Keywords:
polymer chemistry and materials science,polymer material,organic and soft materials,conjugated polymers,conducting polymers,electrochromism,solar energy,photovoltaics,solar fuel,electrical charge storage and transport

1. Patel, D.G., Graham, K.R., Reynolds, J.R. J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22(7), 3004. "A Diels–Alder crosslinkable host polymer for improved PLED performance: the impact on solution processed doped device and multilayer device performance." 

2. Knott, E.P., Craig, M.R., Liu, D.Y., Babiarz, J.E., Dyer, A.L., Reynolds, J.R. J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22(11), 4953. "A minimally coloured dioxypyrrole polymer as a counter electrode material in polymeric electrochromic window devices." 

3. Stalder, R., Grand, C., Subbiah, J., So, F., Reynolds, J.R. Polymer Chemistry 2012, 3(1), 89. "An isoindigo and dithieno[3,2-b:2′,3′-d]silole copolymer for polymer solar cells."

4. Small, C.E., Chen, S., Subbiah, J., Amb, C.M., Tsang, S.-W., Lai, T.-H., Reynolds, J.R., So, F. Nature Photonics 2012, 6(2), 115. "High-efficiency inverted dithienogermole–thienopyrrolodione-based polymer solar cells."

5. Jensen, J., Dam, H.F., Reynolds, J.R., Dyer, A.L., Krebs, F.C. J. Polym. Sci. B Polym. Phys. 2012, 50(8), 536. "Manufacture and demonstration of organic photovoltaic-powered electrochromic displays using roll coating methods and printable electrolytes."

6. Amb, C.M., Craig, M.R., Koldemir, U., Subbiah, J., Choudhury, K.R., Gevorgyan, S.A., Jørgensen, M., Krebs, F.C., So, F., Reynolds, J.R. ACS Appl. Mater. Int. 2012, 4(3), 1847. "Aesthetically Pleasing Conjugated Polymer:Fullerene Blends for Blue-Green Solar Cells Via Roll-to-Roll Processing." 

7. Sun, Y., Chen, Z., Puodziukynaite, E., Jenkins, D.M., Reynolds, J.R., Schanze, K.S. Macromolecules 2012, 45(6), 2632. "Light Harvesting Arrays of Polypyridine Ruthenium(II) Chromophores Prepared by Reversible Addition–Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization."

8. Subbiah, J., Amb, C.M., Irfan, I., Gao, Y., Reynolds, J.R., So, F. ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 2012, 4(2), 866. "High-Efficiency Inverted Polymer Solar Cells with Double Interlayer." 

9. Patel, D.G., Feng, F., Ohnishi, Y.-ya, Abboud, K.A., Hirata, S., Schanze, K.S., Reynolds, J.R. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134(5), 2599. "It Takes More Than an Imine: The Role of the Central Atom on the Electron-Accepting Ability of Benzotriazole and Benzothiadiazole Oligomers." 

10. Ertas, M., Walczak, R.M., Das, R.K., Rinzler, A.G., Reynolds, J.R. Chem. Mater. 2012, 24(3), 433. "Supercapacitors Based on Polymeric Dioxypyrroles and Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes." 

11. Puodziukynaite, E., Oberst, J.L., Dyer, A.L., Reynolds, J.R. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134(2), 968. "Establishing Dual Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence and Multicolor Electrochromism in Functional Ionic Transition-Metal Complexes." 

12. Aitken, B.S., Wieruszewski, P.M., Graham, K.R., Reynolds, J.R., Wagener, K.B. Macromolecules 2012, 45(2), 705. "Perfectly Regioregular Electroactive Polyolefins: Impact of Inter-Chromophore Distance on PLED EQE." 

13. Beaujuge, P.M., Vasilyeva, S.V., Liu, D.Y., Ellinger, S., McCarley, T.D., Reynolds, J.R. Chem. Mater. 2012, 24(2), 255. "Structure-Performance Correlations in Spray-Processable Green Dioxythiophene-Benzothiadiazole Donor–Acceptor Polymer Electrochromes." 

14. Graham, K.R., Yang, Y., Sommer, J.R., Shelton, A.H., Schanze, K.S., Xue, J., Reynolds, J.R. Chem. Mater. 2011, 23(24), 5305. "Extended Conjugation Platinum(II) Porphyrins for use in Near-Infrared Emitting Organic Light Emitting Diodes." 

15. Arroyave, F.A., Reynolds, J.R. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76(21), 8621. "Synthesis of π-Conjugated Molecules Based on 3,4-Dioxypyrroles via Pd-Mediated Decarboxylative Cross-Coupling." 

16. Ellinger, S., Graham, K.R., Shi, P., Farley, R.T., Steckler, T.T., Brookins, R.N., Taranekar, P., Mei, J., Padilha, L.A., Ensley, T.R., Hu, H., Webster, S., Hagan, D.J., Van Stryland, E.W., Schanze, K.S., Reynolds, J.R. Chem. Mater. 2011, 23(17), 3805. "Donor–Acceptor–Donor-based π-Conjugated Oligomers for Nonlinear Optics and Near-IR Emission." 

17. Stalder, R., Mei, J., Subbiah, J., Grand, C., Estrada, L.A., So, F., Reynolds, J.R. Macromolecules 2011, 44(16), 6303. "n-Type Conjugated Polyisoindigos."

18. Amb, C.M., Chen, S., Graham, K.R., Subbiah, J., Small, C.E., So, F., Reynolds, J.R. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133(26), 10062. "Dithienogermole As a Fused Electron Donor in Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells." 

19. Dyer, A.L., Thompson, E.J., Reynolds, J.R. ACS Appl. Mater. Int. 2011, 3(6), 1787. "Completing the Color Palette with Spray-Processable Polymer Electrochromics." 

20. Mei, J., Graham, K.R., Stalder, R., Tiwari, S.P., Cheun, H., Shim, J., Yoshio, M., Nuckolls, C., Kippelen, B., Castellano, R.K., Reynolds, J.R. Chem. Mater. 2011, 23(9), 2285. "Self-Assembled Amphiphilic Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Based Oligothiophenes for Field-Effect Transistors and Solar Cells." 

21. Bricaud, Q., Fabre, R.M., Brookins, R.N., Schanze, K.S., Reynolds, J.R. Langmuir 2011, 27(8), 5021. "Energy Transfer between Conjugated Polyelectrolytes in Layer-by-Layer Assembled Films." 

22. Mavrinskiy, A., Nielsen, C.B., Reynolds, J.R., Müllen, K., Pisula, W. Chem. Mater. 2011, 23(7), 1939. "Influence of the Alkyl Mantle on the Self-Assembly of Phenylene−Thienylene-Based Oligomers." 

23. Vasilyeva, S.V., Beaujuge, P.M., Wang, S., Babiarz, J.E., Ballarotto, V.W., Reynolds, J.R. ACS Appl. Mater. Int. 2011, 3(4), 1022. "Material Strategies for Black-to-Transmissive Window-Type Polymer Electrochromic Devices." 

24. Graham, K.R., Mei, J., Stalder, R., Shim, J., Cheun, H., Steffy, F., So, F., Kippelen, B., Reynolds, J.R. ACS Appl. Mater. Int. 2011, 3(4), 1210. "Polydimethylsiloxane as a Macromolecular Additive for Enhanced Performance of Molecular Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells." 

25. Amb, C.M., Dyer, A.L., Reynolds, J.R. Chem. Mater. 2011, 23(3), 397. "Navigating the Color Palette of Solution-Processable Electrochromic Polymers."