Lachlan is a graduate of Civil Engineering and Science (Geophysics and Geography) form the University of Sydney. Lachlan’s current honours research focuses on coral reef morphology and wave energy dissipation across coral reefs. This research is supervised by Associate Professor Ana Vila Concejo and Dr Tristan Salles and aims to contribute unique insights into the role of coral reef morphological features such as spurs and grooves in attenuating wave energy in a changing global climate. Understanding how these features attenuate wave energy has the potential to inform coral reef restoration efforts and the design and construction of coastal defences. Lachlan is working with LiDAR bathymetry and satellite altimeter data to produce hydrodynamic numerical models.