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.

Dr Daniel Wilson

Dan is from Carlisle (UK), and completed his MChem degree with Paddy McGowan at the University of Leeds, investigating metallodrugs for the treatment of cancer. He then obtained his DPhil from Oxford University under the supervision of Jose Goicochea, where he worked on projects ranging from heavy-element multiple bonds to the activation of small molecules such as CO2 and NH3. Afterwards, he moved to Yale University to work with Pat Holland where he studied the electronic structure of heterometallic, sulfur-rich clusters relevant to biological systems. Dan started in the Musgrave group in February 2023 and is working on bimetallic complexes.

Dr Rajeev Nishad

Rajeev is from India, and completed his M.Sci at DDU Gorakhpur University. Afterward, he obtained his PhD degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras under the supervision of Dr Arnab Rit in 2021. His PhD work was mainly focused on the synthetic and catalytic application of N-Heterocyclic carbene (NHC) based transition metal complexes. After his PhD, he worked for a year in Gulf Oil International as an R&D Scientist. In 2023, he began working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Musgrave lab.

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.

Nadia Stephaniuk

Nadia is a 1st-year PhD student and is from Canada. She obtained her BSc[H] as a double major in Chemistry & Forensic Science from the University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada) in 2017, and subsequently obtained her MSc in Chemistry from UWindsor in 2019 under the supervision of Dr. Jeremy Rawson. Her research focused on the inclusion chemistry of sulfur-nitrogen and selenium-nitrogen heterocyclic radicals into porous metal-organic frameworks, as well as crystal engineering of radical-radical cocrystals. In this work, Nadia gained experience in main group and supramolecular chemistry, as well as a range of instrumentation techniques, particularly EPR spectroscopy and PXRD. Nadia came to King's two years ago and joined the teaching staff in King's Forensics in the summer of 2022 as a Teaching Fellow on the MSc Forensic Science and MSc Analytical Toxicology programmes at KCL. She acted as module lead for the students' chemistry modules, gaining significant experience across delivering lectures and laboratory practicals, designing assessments and grading of students' works, and overseeing chemistry-focused research projects. Nadia has since joined the Musgrave group for her PhD and will be working on investigations into bimetallic organometallic intermediates of significance to enzymatic processes.


Jacob Seddon-Wilson

MSci 23/34

Leo Weng-Hogan

Undergraduate researcher '23

Olivia Zaks

Undergraduate researcher '23

Lilian Karim

MSci 22/23

Carolina Candia

Visiting researcher '22

Tannith-Jade Cole

Undergraduate researcher '22

Valerie Tsoi

Undergraduate researcher '22

Anson Cherk

Undergraduate researcher '22

Till Neumann

Visiting researcher '22

Denny Hebron

MSci 21/22

Dan Graycon

MSci 20/21

Heidi Hamilton

MSci 20/21