Having graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2019 with 1st class MSci in chemistry, Edward Brewer is now a first year student reading for a DPhil in physical and theoretical chemistry thanks to the Thatcher scholarship.

As part of this programme of study Edward is currently attached to the Mackenzie group, who specialise in the dynamics and reactivity of metal clusters in the gas phase. Clusters are of  His project currently involves modification of a velocity map imaging instrument to accommodate a reaction chamber to allow the study of reactions of metal clusters with thermally excited molecules. In addition, he also carries out infrared experiments on metal-ligand complexes in the gas phase. After Edward graduates from his Doctor of philosophy programme he wishes to pursue a career in academia. In his spare time, Edward pursues a variety of different hobbies the most prominent of which being learning to code (specifically in python).