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.
Denny is a 4th year MSci research student in the group. They were born in London and grew up in Ireland. After beginning their studies at Kings in 2018, they are enjoying a year of lab-based research after the pandemic, working with Schiff base ligands for bimetallic complexes. Outside of chemistry their interests include public speaking and horseriding.