Claire Besson

Claire Besson joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the George Washington University in 2015.

She is an inorganic coordination chemist, and her research interests focus on the design and synthesis of magnetic molecules for information storage and processing, including molecule-based quantum computing. Her interest in this field was born during her postdoctoral work with Prof. P. Kögerler, when she was embedded in a condensed matter physics group at the Peter Grünberg Institute (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany).

Before that, she did her Ph.D. working in polyoxometalate chemistry in the groups of Prof. Anna Proust (Paris Sorbonne) and Craig Hill (Emory University) and her undergraduate at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris.