Laura-Jane Strachan gained a degree in Geology and an honors degree in Geography from the University of Aberdeen. She came to the James Hutton Institute in 2011 with over 5 years experience of working in the oil and gas industry. Her previous experience is in the identification of solid and fluid induced mechanisms causing formation damage, using standard and cryogenic SEM methods and thin section analysis

Laura-Jane currently works in the Electron Microscopy section and predominantly works on commercial projects, using Scanning Electron Microscopy to characterise a range of sample types.