Department / group: Geographical & Earth Sciences
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Research interests:

My main research interest involve applying novel isotope geochemistry techniques, particularly clumped isotopes, to solve various geological and environmental problems

Career history:

2015-present – Lecturer in Earth Sciences, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow

2013-2015 – PDRA in the Carbonate Research Group with Dr Cedric John, Dept. Earth & Environmenetal Science, Imperial College London

2008-2013 – PhD student with Professor John Wheeler, Dept. Earth & Ocean Sciences, University of Liverpool

2004-2008 1st class BSc (Hons) in Earth Science,

School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow

Active research projects:

hydrocarbon reservoir diagenesis
geothermal energy systems
biomineralisation
metalliferous mineral deposits

Recent publications:

Lu, Y.-C., Song, S.-R., Taguchi, S., Wang, P.-L., Yeh, E.-C., Lin, Y.-J., MacDonald, J. and John, C. M. (2018) Evolution of hot fluids in the Chingshui geothermal field inferred from crystal morphology and geochemical vein data. Geothermics, (doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2017.11.016) (Early Online Publication)

Lu, Y.-C., Song, S.-R., Wang, P.-L., Wu, C.-C., Mii, H.-S., MacDonald, J. , Shen, C.-C. and John, C. (2017) Magmatic-like fluid source of the Chingshui geothermal field, NE Taiwan evidenced by carbonate clumped-isotope paleothermometry. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 149, pp. 124-133. (doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2017.03.004)

MacDonald, J.M. , Magee, C. and Goodenough, K.M. (2017) Dykes as physical buffers to metamorphic overprinting: an example from the Archaean–Palaeoproterozoic Lewisian Gneiss Complex of NW Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology, 53(2), pp. 41-52. (doi:10.1144/sjg2017-004)