Team members

Rebecca Musgrave

Rebecca is from London (UK), and obtained her MChem degree in 2012 from the University of Oxford, working for Prof. Jose Goicoechea during her final year project on low-valent organometallics. She then undertook doctoral work on the synthesis, characterisation and application of metallocene-based polymers at Bristol University with Prof. Ian Manners. After this she won a Marie Curie Global Fellowship to work jointly with Prof. Ted Betley (Harvard University) and Dr. Rodolphe Clérac (CNRS) on transition metal clusters and their magnetic properties. She joined the Department of Chemistry at King's College London as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Inorganic Chemistry in July 2020.

Benedict Thompson

Benedict is a 1st year PhD student working on the polymerisation of organometallic complexes. He completed a BSc in chemistry at the University of Warwick in 2020, including a year in industry researching novel water-borne polymer technologies for AkzoNobel Paints and Coatings. This was followed by an MRes at the University of York on the synthesis and characterisation of quadruply bonded dimolybdenum paddlewheel complexes, before joining the Musgrave group in February 2022.

Till Neumann

Till is a visiting research student working on the synthesis and computational investigation of heterobimetallic complexes. He obtained a BSc in chemistry from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2020 and has continued his studies at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris since then, where he is currently completing his MSc and predoctoral training. Aside from chemistry, he enjoys being outdoors, pursuing activities like running or, to the extent possible, windsurfing.

Tannith-Jade Cole

Tannith-Jade is a Royal Society of Chemistry funded summer research student working on the polymerisation of organometallic complexes. She is currently a third-year Chemistry MSci student at King's College London. Along with Chemistry, she enjoys playing the harp, reading, and painting.

Valerie Tsoi

Valerie is a summer research student working on bimetallic complexes through the King’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Born in Hong Kong and grew up in Dorset, she then moved to London to complete her undergraduate studies at King’s College London. Her hobbies include photography, classical piano, and cycling.

We are recruiting! Please get in touch by email if you are interested in joining our team as a Ph.D. student or post-doctoral research associate.


Heidi Hamilton

MSci 20/21

Dan Graycon

MSci 20/21

Denny Hebron

MSci 21/22