Alasdair received his MChem with Industrial Experience from The University of Edinburgh in 2011 including a one year placement in Octopus building a combined TIRF—Tweezers microscope. He then went on to achieve a PhD in Chemistry at Edinburgh University as part of the CMAC project with a thesis “Investigating nucleation control in back and flow using non-photochemical laser-induced nucleation".
Alasdair joined Octopus in November 2019. He is part of the Guy Foundation grant on Quantum Biology where he is studying the phenomenon of biophotons and entangled light microscopy. He is interested in instrument development and understanding practical and fundamental light-matter interactions.