Research Interests: I became fascinated by polymers during my undergraduate education at Penn State University. Polymers are interesting because their properties can vary so greatly. There are soft, rubber like polymers, strong and flexible polymers like polyethylene, and rigid, engineering plastics like polycarbonates. While at Penn State, I studied ion conducting polymers under Dr. Robert Hickey and Dr. Ralph Colby. I joined the Georgia Tech School of Materials Science and Engineering in the fall of 2019 and am co-advised by Dr. John Reynolds. My current research involves studying the electronic and thermal properties of conjugated polymers for thermoelectric applications.

Hobbies: Playing with my dog, video games, golf, volleyball, and other sports

Co-Advised by: Prof. John Reynolds

Josh Rinehart
PhD Student
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