James Reynolds

Engineer and a Wandering Sojourner for the Master of the Universe


I’m currently a researcher in Electrical Engineering. I’ve worked for two years in the food service industry and another three years in the water purification systems design industry. My skills range from audio mastering to culinary cooking, including everything in-between. I’m the son of missionaries. I’ve spent most of my life in Asia, but have travelled around the world.

  • Doctorate: 2016-2021
    Master's: 2016-2017

    North Carolina State University

    PhD Electrical Engineering

    MSc Electrical Engineering

    With a concentration in bioinstrumentation, the goal of these degrees is to research and develop biological applications for digital and analog electronics design.

  • Bachelors: 2012-2015

    Bob Jones University

    B.S. Engineering

    Located in Greenville, SC, Bob Jones University is a liberal arts institution. The engineering program requirements included a wide variety of topics ranging from statics and strengths of materials to control systems engineering. This wide swath of subjects provided a good background for working with people from many different industries.

“A scientist can discover a new star but he cannot make one. He would have to ask an engineer to do it for him.” —Gordon Lindsay Glegg

Work Experience

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    NC State iBionics Laboratory

    Research Assistant (2016-Present)

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    Pureflow, Inc

    Controls Engineering Intern (2013-2016)

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    Food Service Worker (2012-2013)

"You would not think any duty small,
If you yourself were great." —George MacDonald

Volunteer Positions

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    IEEE Student Branch Chair

    Piedmont Section Student Branch
    (Mar. 2015-Dec. 2015)

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    President, Vice-President, Treasurer, & Secretary

    ECE Graduate Student Association
    (Aug. 2016-Present)

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    Education/Outreach Chair

    ASSIST Student Leadership Council
    (Sept. 2017-Nov. 2018)

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    Athletic Director and Intramural Soccer Coach

    Bryan Men's Society, Bob Jones University

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    STEM Camp Counsellor

    Camp Infinity (June-July 2015)

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    Student Life Leader

    Bob Jones University (2013-2015)

Designing a good op-amp is like solving a rubix cube in a straitjacket.


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    128 Bit Synchronous 6T 15nm FinFET SRAM

    This two bank 0.8V SRAM design runs at 12.2 GHz using just 1304 transistors. Power consumption is limited by clock gating.

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    Ultra Low Power OTA Op-Amp

    The design is a single-ended operational transconductance amplifier intended to amplify signals for noise-insensitive loads at frequencies up to 660 kHz. It was designed to be low-cost and area-saving implementation, using just thirteen transistors at 13 µA per channel.

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    Project Vatn

    Designed from scratch, this software replaced previously used software from Allen-Bradley for collecting, storing, and exporting data from water purification systems.

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    X-Ray Diffraction

    By measuring the scatter of the x-rays off of a sample, it is possible to determine the elemental composition of the sample.

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    6802 Computer

    The computer was built by wirewrapping the various essential components and manually writing programs in assembly.

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    Plant Bioelectricity Research

    Plants signal internally using ions. This research is exploring measuring and interpreting these signals non-invasively.


J. Reynolds, P. Ahmmed, and A. Bozkurt, “An Injectable System for Subcutaneous Photoplethysmography, Accelerometry, and Thermometry in Animals," TBioCaS 2019. DOI: 10.1109/TBCAS.2019.2923153

J. Reynolds, P. Ahmmed, and A. Bozkurt, “Preliminary Evaluation of an Injectable Sensor for Subcutaneous Photoplethysmography in Animals," BioCaS 2018. DOI: 10.1109/BIOCAS.2018.8584775

J. Reynolds, J. M. Valero-Sarmiento, J. Dieffenderfer, and A. Bozkurt, “The Viability of Conductive Medical Epoxy as an Implantable Electrode Material," IEEE SENSORS 2017. DOI: 10.1109/ICSENS.2017.8233947

J. M. Valero-Sarmiento, J. Reynolds, A. Krystal, and A. Bozkurt, “In vitro evaluation of an injectable EEG/ECG sensor for wireless monitoring of hibernation in endangered animal species,” IEEE Sensors Journal (2017). DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2017.2772844

K. Keller, M. Wilkins, J. Reynolds, J. Dieffenderfer, C. Hood, M. Daniele, A. Bozkurt, and M.Tunc-Ozdemir. “Nanocellulose Electrodes for Interfacing Plant Electrochemistry.” IEEE SENSORS 2016. DOI: 10.1109/ICSENS.2016.7808846.

"Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us."—Thomas Paine

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