Group Members

Research Scientists

Anna Österholm

Anna was born in Missouri and raised mainly in southern Finland and for awhile southern California. She received her PhD in Analytical Chemistry with a focus on conjugated polymer electrochemistry in 2011 from Åbo Akademi University in Finland. Anna is currently a senior research scientist in the Reynolds group and leads the research efforts in the areas of charge storage, electrochromism, and polymer electrochemistry. She loves cooking and everything food related, and enjoys traveling the world (especially by train) in search of new foods and other weird experiences.

Eric Shen

Eric received his B.A. in English from Rice and then went on to pursue a Ph.D. in polymer chemistry at the University of Florida, graduating in 2011. After 1.5 years at Georgia Tech as a research engineer, he joined BASF in Germany as a postdoctoral researcher in organic electronics. Eric then returned to Georgia Tech and the Reynolds group where he is currently working as a research scientist focusing on electrochromic materials and devices.


Sina Sabury

Sina joined the Reynolds group in 2021 as a postdoctoral fellow. He received his BS and MS in Polymer Science and Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology. He then enrolled in The University of Tennessee-Knoxville pursuing a PhD in chemistry with a concentration on Polymer Chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Mike Kilbey. His dissertation was focused on diversifying conjugated polymers through side chain engineering. Sina’s current research is centered around developing polymers for non-fullerene organic photovoltaics. In his spare time, Sina enjoys hiking and watching sport competitions, specifically basketball.

Justine Wagner

Justine was born in Prien Am Chiemsee, Germany, and immigrated to the United States at a young age – primarily growing up between Colorado Springs and the Denver/Aurora area. In 2015, he received her dual B.A. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Afterwards, she pursued a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University under the supervision of Professor Howard Katz. Her dissertation focused on designing and functionalizing poly-alkylthiophenes as vapor response sensors and as active sensing layers for biosensing applications. In her spare time she enjoys hanging with family/friends, outdoor adventures, exploring local cuisines, volunteering at nonprofit organizations, and curling up with a good book.


Josh Rinehart

Josh was born in York, Pennsylvania. In the spring of 2019, he graduated with his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Penn State University, studying single-ion conducting polymers under the advisement of Dr. Robert Hickey and Dr. Ralph Colby. He joined the Reynolds group in the fall of 2019 and plans to study the thermal and electronic properties of conjugated polymers for thermoelectric applications.

Emily Ryan

Emily joined the Reynolds group in Fall 2021 as a graduate student in Materials Science and Engineering. Before joining GT, she completed her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015 working in Dr. Niels Holten-Andersen’s lab on bio-inspired materials systems. She then spent 5 years working for Ford Motor Company as a research engineer on a variety of materials engineering projects including topics in additive manufacturing, adhesives, and laser welding. She plans to work on developing and characterizing conductive thermoplastic composite materials utilizing carbon-based nanofillers for space-oriented applications.


Alex Cordovado

Alex Cordovado is from Norcross, Georgia and is currently working towards a BS in Chemistry at Georgia Tech. He joined the Reynolds group in Spring 2023 and is scheduled to graduate in Spring 2026. In his free time, Alex enjoys playing the piano, weightlifting, and building computers.

Callie Goins

Callie was born and raised in Woodstock, Georgia and is currently working towards a BS in Chemistry with a concentration in Polymers & Materials at Georgia Tech, scheduled to graduate in Spring 2024. She joined the Reynolds group in Summer 2021. In her free time, she enjoys figure skating and exploring new places with friends and family.

Joe Locurcio

Joe was born in Freehold, New Jersey, and is currently working towards his B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He joined the Reynolds group in Fall 2021, and is expecting to graduate in Spring 2024. In his free time, he enjoys running, hiking, and cheering on the Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd.

Divya Iyer

Divya grew up in Apex, North Carolina. She is currently working towards a BS in Materials Science and Engineering and a Minor in Linguistics. She joined the Reynolds group in Summer 2022 and expects to graduate in Spring 2025. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and is involved with the MILL (Materials Innovation Learning Laboratory) on campus.