Ian Rinehart is an Associate Research Director at Lux Research and contributes to the Manufacturing group’s coverage of built-environment materials, the circular economy, and industrial policy. In this role, he guides the research priorities for the Manufacturing Process and Technology team and supports clients putting innovation into practice in their companies.
Prior to joining Lux, Ian worked in the Palo Alto, California, office of Mitsubishi Corporation, where he conducted research on a wide range of technology topics, such as self-driving cars, cellular agriculture, and in-store retail experiences. Previously, he worked for the Congressional Research Service, a nonpartisan, legislative-branch agency, as a foreign policy expert focused on East Asia.
Ian holds an M.A. in Security Policy Studies from George Washington University (Elliott School of International Affairs) and a B.A. in International Relations from Pomona College.