Benedek grew up in Budapest, Hungary. He received his MSci Chemistry degree from Imperial, completing his Masters project under the supervision of Dr. F. Mark Chadwick synthesizing titanium PCP pincer complexes. He joined the Crimmin group in 2021 for his PhD to work on C-H activation using bimetallic complexes. Outside the lab, he enjoys gaming and playing board games, skiing, and practising Jiu Jitsu. His favourite drink is a gin and tonic.