Lachlan obtained his Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) with distinction at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2021. He then proceeded to undertake a Masters in Philosophy (MPhil) in Chemistry at QUT in 2023. His MPhil thesis was entitled “Mass spectrometry imaging of lipid isomers: Isomer Resolved Mapping of Unsaturated Fatty Acids in Mouse brain” where he used advanced mass spectrometry techniques to uncover lipid diversity in biological matrices.

Having started at the Queensland Alliance of Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS) in 2023, Lachlan’s current work involves the use of advanced mass spectrometry techniques to help in the identification of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in complex samples such as concrete.