Ian Rinehart

Ian is from Oregon. He earned his bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Oregon in 2016, working for Prof. David R. Tyler on the synthesis of new phosphine ligands and their applications in organometallic chemistry. In 2017, after a year as a post-baccalaureate researcher at U of O and an internship at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, he moved to Champaign, Illinois, to join Prof. Scott E. Denmark’s laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His doctoral work focused on developing new chemical descriptors and designing new experimental datasets that enable the training of generalizable machine learning models in yield and enantioselectivity prediction tasks. In October 2023, he joined the Hartwig group to develop machine learning methods to aid in the development of new catalysts. He is a music lover and a coffee fanatic.