The University of California’s Radiation Laboratory, now called the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was founded by Ernest Lawrence in 1931. Its focus initially centred around the cyclotron (a type of particle accelerator that won Lawrence the nobel prize in 1939) before moving towards a close collaboration with the department’s theoretical physicists, led by Robert Oppenheimer. During World War II, the laboratory was crucial to the Manhattan Project (which helped create the first atomic bomb) as well developing more accurate radar. Today, the laboratory functions as part of the U.S. Department of Energy and carries out research into a number of different scientific disciplines.
After graduation from the University of Northumbria, Maclean started his career at The Chase in Manchester, working as a graphic designer. A role at Interbrand Australia led him to relocate to Sydney, where he now masterminds branding projects for a diverse range of clients, including Alzheimer's Australia, The Melbourne Theatre Company and Australia’s postal system. A keen photographer, you can check out Maclean’s images at chrismacleanphoto.tumblr.com.