Dr Rebecca Musgrave
Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry
Rebecca obtained her undergraduate M.Chem. degree from the University of Oxford (2012). Under the supervision of Professor Ian Manners at the University of Bristol, she carried out her Ph.D. on metallocene-based polymers (2016). After a short postdoc in Bristol, she then worked as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow (2017-2020) at Harvard University (Professor Ted Betley) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Dr Rodolphe Clérac) on transition metal clusters. She joined the Department of Chemistry at King's as a Lecturer in July 2020.
Rebecca's research interests revolve around chemical systems (both small molecules and macromolecules) which feature multiple metal centres, specifically:
- Bimetallic/multinuclear complexes, to promote multielectron redox processes in the activation of small molecules such as carbon dioxide
- Metallopolymers (which combine the functionality of metal centres with the mechanical/processing advantages of macromolecules) and their electronic properties