Dr John MacDonald

  • Senior Lecturer in Anthropogenic Geomaterials (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)

telephone: 01413305558
email: John.MacDonald.3@glasgow.ac.uk

505a, Molema Building

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8609-804X

Biography

Biography

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

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Research interests

Research Opportunities

"Rocks of the Future: how do anthropogenic rocks form and what challenges and opportunities do they pose?" - a mix of field and geochemical analysis to understand the processes whereby artificial ground becomes lithified to form anthropogenic rocks - the rocks of the future. This could be a PhD or MSc by Research.

Additionally, I am always happy to hear from prospective researchers who would like to work in our group.

Research Interests

My main research interest revolves around carbon and carbonates, focusing these days on atmospheric CO2 drawdown and mineralisation. I use a range of analytical methods to investigate 2D and 3D microstructure and geochemical processes to address a range of research questions on:

  • atmospheric CO2 capture with slag and rocks
  • pollution from legacy industrial wastes
  • carbonate mineralisation in hydrothermal fluid flow and geothermal energy systems

I have a particular interest in legacy industrial waste products, particularly the breakdown of iron and steel slags, both from their potential for capturing atmospheric CO2 as well as the challenges they pose with pollution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jb-ViAfOAY

Video: context to my research on atmospheric CO2 mineralisation.

 

Image: reconstruction from XCT data of mineralised CO2 in pores in steel slag.

 

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2022 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2015 | 2013
Number of items: 30.

2022

Holdsworth, C., MacDonald, J. and John, C. (2022) Non-linear clumped isotopes from DIC endmember mixing and kinetic isotope fractionation in high pH anthropogenic tufa. Minerals, 12(12), 1611. (doi: 10.3390/min12121611)

Macente, A. , Dobson, K.J., MacDonald, J. , Wadsworth, F.B. and Vasseur, J. (2022) The evolution of paleo-porosity in basalts: reversing pore-filling mechanisms using X-ray computed tomography. Transport in Porous Media, 145, pp. 697-717. (doi: 10.1007/s11242-022-01869-2)

Riley, A. L. et al. (2022) Incorporating conceptual site models into national-scale environmental risk assessments for legacy waste in the coastal zone. Frontiers in Environmental Science(10), 1045482. (doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2022.1045482)

Khudhur, F. W. K. , Macente, A. , MacDonald, J. M. and Daly, L. (2022) Image-based analysis of weathered slag for calculation of transport properties and passive carbon capture. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 28(5), pp. 1514-1525. (doi: 10.1017/S1431927622000915) (PMID:35781360)

Khudhur, F. W.K. , MacDonald, J. M. , Macente, A. and Daly, L. (2022) The utilization of alkaline wastes in passive carbon capture and sequestration: promises, challenges and environmental aspects. Science of the Total Environment, 823, 153553. (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153553)

Cumberland, S., Tierney, K. , Renshaw, J., Geraki, K. and MacDonald, J. (2022) Analysis of Metal Entrapment Within Anthropogenic Tufa Using Synchrotron Micro-XRF. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-4044)

Kalabová, M., Cumberland, S., Renshaw, J. and MacDonald, J. (2022) Anthropogenic Tufa at Legacy Industrial Sites: Potential for Metal Capture. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-8116)

Khudhur, F. W. K. , Macente, A. , MacDonald, J. and Daly, L. (2022) Passive CO2 Mineralisation in Slag: Evidence From a Slag Heap in Lanarkshire, Scotland. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-6525)

MacDonald, J. and Brolly, C. (2022) Lithification of Slag-dominated Artificial Ground Through Atmospheric CO2 Drawdown. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-790)

Porfirio Del Angel Lozano, J., Macente, A. and MacDonald, J. (2022) The Utilisation of X-ray Micro-Computed Tomography (XCT) for the Quantification of Carbon Dioxide in Passively Carbonated Steel Slag. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-4645)

Riley, A., Onnis, P., Gandy, C., MacDonald, J. , Burke, I., Renforth, P., Jarvis, A., Hudson-Edwards, K. and Mayes, W. (2022) Iron and Steel-making Slags as an Environmentally-beneficial Resource; A UK Perspective. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-4137)

van Mesdag, S., MacDonald, J. , Neill, I. and Jump, A. (2022) Anthropogenic Biodiversity and Geodiversity - Can Legacy Industrial Waste Help Offset Falling Global Biodiversity? EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-1352)

Guice, G. L., Miocevich, S. R., Hughes, H. S. R., McDonald, I., Goodenough, K. M., Ackerson, M. R., MacDonald, J. and Faithfull, J. (2022) Origin of ultramafic–mafic bodies on the Isles of Lewis and Harris (Scotland, UK): Constraints on the Archean–Paleoproterozoic evolution of the Lewisian Gneiss Complex, North Atlantic Craton. Precambrian Research, 369, 106523. (doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2021.106523)

2020

Riley, A. L., MacDonald, J. , Burke, I. T., Renforth, P., Jarvis, A. P., Hudson-Edwards, K. A., McKie, J. and Mayes, W. M. (2020) Legacy iron and steel wastes in the UK: Extent, resource potential, and management futures. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 219, 106630. (doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2020.106630)

MacDonald, J.M. , VanderWal, J., Roberts, N.M.W., Winkelstern, I.Z., Faithfull, J.W. and Boyce, A.J. (2020) Fingerprinting fluid source in calcite veins: combining LA-ICP-MS U-Pb calcite dating with trace elements and clumped isotope palaeothermometry. EarthArXiv, (doi: 10.31223/osf.io/qsm86) (Submitted)

Guice, G. L., McDonald, I., Hughes, H. S.R., MacDonald, J. M. and Faithfull, J. W. (2020) The origin(s) and geodynamic significance of Archaean ultramafic-mafic bodies in the mainland Lewisian Gneiss Complex, North Atlantic Craton. Journal of the Geological Society, 177(4), pp. 700-717. (doi: 10.1144/jgs2020-013)

2019

MacDonald, J.M. , Faithfull, J.W. , Roberts, N.M.W., Davies, A.J., Holdsworth, C.S., Newton, M., Williamson, S., Boyce, A. and John, C.M. (2019) Clumped isotope palaeothermometry and LA-ICP-MS U-Pb dating of lava-pile hydrothermal calcite veins. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 174, 63. (doi: 10.1007/s00410-019-1599-x)

2018

Faithfull, J. W. , Dempster, T. J. , MacDonald, J. M. , Reilly, M. and EIMF, (2018) Metasomatism and the crystallization of zircon megacrysts in Archaean peridotites from the Lewisian complex, NW Scotland. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 173, 99. (doi: 10.1007/s00410-018-1527-5) (PMID:30930466) (PMCID:PMC6404683)

Guice, G. L., McDonald, I., Hughes, H. S.R., Schlatter, D. M., Goodenough, K. M., MacDonald, J. M. and Faithfull, J. W. (2018) Assessing the validity of negative high field strength-element anomalies as a proxy for Archaean subduction: evidence from the Ben Strome Complex, NW Scotland. Geosciences, 8(9), 338. (doi: 10.3390/geosciences8090338)

Guice, G. L., McDonald, I., Hughes, H. S.R., MacDonald, J. M. , Blenkinsop, T. G., Goodenough, K. M., Faithfull, J. W. and Gooday, R. J. (2018) Re-evaluating ambiguous age relationships in Archean cratons: implications for the origin of ultramafic-mafic complexes in the Lewisian Gneiss Complex. Precambrian Research, 311, pp. 136-156. (doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2018.04.020)

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, 74, pp. 305-318. (doi: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2017.11.016)

MacDonald, J. M. , John, C. M. and Girard, J.-P. (2018) Testing clumped isotopes as a reservoir characterization tool: a comparison with fluid inclusions in a dolomitized sedimentary carbonate reservoir buried to 2-4 km. In: Lawson, M., Formolo, M.J. and Eiler, J.M. (eds.) From Source to Seep: Geochemical Applications in Hydrocarbon Systems. Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications (468). Geological Society of London, pp. 189-202. (doi: 10.1144/SP468.7)

2017

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)

MacDonald, J. , Milicich, S., Davies, A., Holdsworth, C., Newton, M., Williamson, S., Faithfull, J. , McNamara, D. and John, C. (2017) Fingerprinting the Temperature and Fluid Source of Fracture-Filling Calcite in Geothermal Systems Using Clumped Isotopes. Goldschmidt 2017, Paris, France, 13-18 Aug 2017.

2015

MacDonald, J. M. , Goodenough, K. M., Wheeler, J., Crowley, Q., Harley, S. L., Mariani, E. and Tatham, D. (2015) Temperature–time evolution of the Assynt Terrane of the Lewisian Gneiss Complex of Northwest Scotland from zircon U-Pb dating and Ti thermometry. Precambrian Research, 260, pp. 55-75. (doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2015.01.009)

MacDonald, J. , John, C. and Girard, J.-P. (2015) Dolomitization Processes in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs: Insight from Geothermometry Using Clumped Isotopes. In: 11th Applied Isotope Geochemistery Conference AIG-11, Orléans, France, 21-25 Sep 2014, pp. 265-268.

2013

MacDonald, J. M. , Wheeler, J., Harley, S. L., Mariani, E., Goodenough, K. M., Crowley, Q. and Tatham, D. (2013) Lattice distortion in a zircon population and its effects on trace element mobility and U–Th–Pb isotope systematics: examples from the Lewisian Gneiss Complex, northwest Scotland. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 166(1), pp. 21-41. (doi: 10.1007/s00410-013-0863-8)

MacDonald, J. (2013) Zircon—Earth’s timekeeper. Geology Today, 29(3), pp. 113-117. (doi: 10.1111/gto.12011)

MacDonald, J. M. and Goodenough, K. M. (2013) The South Barra shear zone: a composite Inverian–Laxfordian shear zone and possible Terrane boundary in the Lewisian gneiss complex of the Isle of Barra, NW Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology, 49(2), pp. 93-103. (doi: 10.1144/sjg2011-463)

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Number of items: 30.

Articles

Holdsworth, C., MacDonald, J. and John, C. (2022) Non-linear clumped isotopes from DIC endmember mixing and kinetic isotope fractionation in high pH anthropogenic tufa. Minerals, 12(12), 1611. (doi: 10.3390/min12121611)

Macente, A. , Dobson, K.J., MacDonald, J. , Wadsworth, F.B. and Vasseur, J. (2022) The evolution of paleo-porosity in basalts: reversing pore-filling mechanisms using X-ray computed tomography. Transport in Porous Media, 145, pp. 697-717. (doi: 10.1007/s11242-022-01869-2)

Riley, A. L. et al. (2022) Incorporating conceptual site models into national-scale environmental risk assessments for legacy waste in the coastal zone. Frontiers in Environmental Science(10), 1045482. (doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2022.1045482)

Khudhur, F. W. K. , Macente, A. , MacDonald, J. M. and Daly, L. (2022) Image-based analysis of weathered slag for calculation of transport properties and passive carbon capture. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 28(5), pp. 1514-1525. (doi: 10.1017/S1431927622000915) (PMID:35781360)

Khudhur, F. W.K. , MacDonald, J. M. , Macente, A. and Daly, L. (2022) The utilization of alkaline wastes in passive carbon capture and sequestration: promises, challenges and environmental aspects. Science of the Total Environment, 823, 153553. (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153553)

Guice, G. L., Miocevich, S. R., Hughes, H. S. R., McDonald, I., Goodenough, K. M., Ackerson, M. R., MacDonald, J. and Faithfull, J. (2022) Origin of ultramafic–mafic bodies on the Isles of Lewis and Harris (Scotland, UK): Constraints on the Archean–Paleoproterozoic evolution of the Lewisian Gneiss Complex, North Atlantic Craton. Precambrian Research, 369, 106523. (doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2021.106523)

Riley, A. L., MacDonald, J. , Burke, I. T., Renforth, P., Jarvis, A. P., Hudson-Edwards, K. A., McKie, J. and Mayes, W. M. (2020) Legacy iron and steel wastes in the UK: Extent, resource potential, and management futures. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 219, 106630. (doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2020.106630)

MacDonald, J.M. , VanderWal, J., Roberts, N.M.W., Winkelstern, I.Z., Faithfull, J.W. and Boyce, A.J. (2020) Fingerprinting fluid source in calcite veins: combining LA-ICP-MS U-Pb calcite dating with trace elements and clumped isotope palaeothermometry. EarthArXiv, (doi: 10.31223/osf.io/qsm86) (Submitted)

Guice, G. L., McDonald, I., Hughes, H. S.R., MacDonald, J. M. and Faithfull, J. W. (2020) The origin(s) and geodynamic significance of Archaean ultramafic-mafic bodies in the mainland Lewisian Gneiss Complex, North Atlantic Craton. Journal of the Geological Society, 177(4), pp. 700-717. (doi: 10.1144/jgs2020-013)

MacDonald, J.M. , Faithfull, J.W. , Roberts, N.M.W., Davies, A.J., Holdsworth, C.S., Newton, M., Williamson, S., Boyce, A. and John, C.M. (2019) Clumped isotope palaeothermometry and LA-ICP-MS U-Pb dating of lava-pile hydrothermal calcite veins. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 174, 63. (doi: 10.1007/s00410-019-1599-x)

Faithfull, J. W. , Dempster, T. J. , MacDonald, J. M. , Reilly, M. and EIMF, (2018) Metasomatism and the crystallization of zircon megacrysts in Archaean peridotites from the Lewisian complex, NW Scotland. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 173, 99. (doi: 10.1007/s00410-018-1527-5) (PMID:30930466) (PMCID:PMC6404683)

Guice, G. L., McDonald, I., Hughes, H. S.R., Schlatter, D. M., Goodenough, K. M., MacDonald, J. M. and Faithfull, J. W. (2018) Assessing the validity of negative high field strength-element anomalies as a proxy for Archaean subduction: evidence from the Ben Strome Complex, NW Scotland. Geosciences, 8(9), 338. (doi: 10.3390/geosciences8090338)

Guice, G. L., McDonald, I., Hughes, H. S.R., MacDonald, J. M. , Blenkinsop, T. G., Goodenough, K. M., Faithfull, J. W. and Gooday, R. J. (2018) Re-evaluating ambiguous age relationships in Archean cratons: implications for the origin of ultramafic-mafic complexes in the Lewisian Gneiss Complex. Precambrian Research, 311, pp. 136-156. (doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2018.04.020)

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, 74, pp. 305-318. (doi: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2017.11.016)

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)

MacDonald, J. M. , Goodenough, K. M., Wheeler, J., Crowley, Q., Harley, S. L., Mariani, E. and Tatham, D. (2015) Temperature–time evolution of the Assynt Terrane of the Lewisian Gneiss Complex of Northwest Scotland from zircon U-Pb dating and Ti thermometry. Precambrian Research, 260, pp. 55-75. (doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2015.01.009)

MacDonald, J. M. , Wheeler, J., Harley, S. L., Mariani, E., Goodenough, K. M., Crowley, Q. and Tatham, D. (2013) Lattice distortion in a zircon population and its effects on trace element mobility and U–Th–Pb isotope systematics: examples from the Lewisian Gneiss Complex, northwest Scotland. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 166(1), pp. 21-41. (doi: 10.1007/s00410-013-0863-8)

MacDonald, J. (2013) Zircon—Earth’s timekeeper. Geology Today, 29(3), pp. 113-117. (doi: 10.1111/gto.12011)

MacDonald, J. M. and Goodenough, K. M. (2013) The South Barra shear zone: a composite Inverian–Laxfordian shear zone and possible Terrane boundary in the Lewisian gneiss complex of the Isle of Barra, NW Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology, 49(2), pp. 93-103. (doi: 10.1144/sjg2011-463)

Book Sections

MacDonald, J. M. , John, C. M. and Girard, J.-P. (2018) Testing clumped isotopes as a reservoir characterization tool: a comparison with fluid inclusions in a dolomitized sedimentary carbonate reservoir buried to 2-4 km. In: Lawson, M., Formolo, M.J. and Eiler, J.M. (eds.) From Source to Seep: Geochemical Applications in Hydrocarbon Systems. Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications (468). Geological Society of London, pp. 189-202. (doi: 10.1144/SP468.7)

Conference or Workshop Item

Cumberland, S., Tierney, K. , Renshaw, J., Geraki, K. and MacDonald, J. (2022) Analysis of Metal Entrapment Within Anthropogenic Tufa Using Synchrotron Micro-XRF. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-4044)

Kalabová, M., Cumberland, S., Renshaw, J. and MacDonald, J. (2022) Anthropogenic Tufa at Legacy Industrial Sites: Potential for Metal Capture. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-8116)

Khudhur, F. W. K. , Macente, A. , MacDonald, J. and Daly, L. (2022) Passive CO2 Mineralisation in Slag: Evidence From a Slag Heap in Lanarkshire, Scotland. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-6525)

MacDonald, J. and Brolly, C. (2022) Lithification of Slag-dominated Artificial Ground Through Atmospheric CO2 Drawdown. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-790)

Porfirio Del Angel Lozano, J., Macente, A. and MacDonald, J. (2022) The Utilisation of X-ray Micro-Computed Tomography (XCT) for the Quantification of Carbon Dioxide in Passively Carbonated Steel Slag. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-4645)

Riley, A., Onnis, P., Gandy, C., MacDonald, J. , Burke, I., Renforth, P., Jarvis, A., Hudson-Edwards, K. and Mayes, W. (2022) Iron and Steel-making Slags as an Environmentally-beneficial Resource; A UK Perspective. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-4137)

van Mesdag, S., MacDonald, J. , Neill, I. and Jump, A. (2022) Anthropogenic Biodiversity and Geodiversity - Can Legacy Industrial Waste Help Offset Falling Global Biodiversity? EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-1352)

MacDonald, J. , Milicich, S., Davies, A., Holdsworth, C., Newton, M., Williamson, S., Faithfull, J. , McNamara, D. and John, C. (2017) Fingerprinting the Temperature and Fluid Source of Fracture-Filling Calcite in Geothermal Systems Using Clumped Isotopes. Goldschmidt 2017, Paris, France, 13-18 Aug 2017.

Conference Proceedings

MacDonald, J. , John, C. and Girard, J.-P. (2015) Dolomitization Processes in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs: Insight from Geothermometry Using Clumped Isotopes. In: 11th Applied Isotope Geochemistery Conference AIG-11, Orléans, France, 21-25 Sep 2014, pp. 265-268.

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Grants

'Delivering a Climate Resilient City through City-University Partnership: Glasgow as a Living Lab Accelerating Novel Transformation (GALLANT)'; NERC changing the environment strategic project NE/W005042/1; 2022-2027; £10.2 M (co-I)

'Legacy Wastes in the Coastal Zone'; NERC Highlight Topic project NE/T003200/1; 2020-2024; £1.5 M (co-I, led by Newcastle)

Carnegie Research Incentive Grant: ‘Clumped isotopes’ in calcite: a new method for tracking fluid flow in lavas and its implications for geothermal energy generation. 2016-2017, £7030

£40914 from University of Glasgow for Covid recovery pilot data collection on coastal slag bank properties

£2200 from SAGES+ for clumped isotope analysis of steel slag-derived tufas

£2400 from SAGES+ for µCT analysis of cement waste to investigate atmospheric carbon capture

£750 from SAGES+ for microstructural analysis of carbonated slag

£750 from SAGES+ for experiments on capturing wastewater metals with carbonate precipitation

Image: photomicrograph showing fracture-filling minerals in a hydrothermal system.

Supervision

Postgraduate Research Opportunities

I am always happy to hear from prospective students who wish to undertake an MSc by Research or PhD in the following fields of interest:

  • atmospheric CO2 capture with slag and rocks
  • pollution from legacy industrial wastes

Current Students:

 

  • Alam, Md. Jahangir
    The composition and pollution implications of waste materials from historic paper making sites in Scotland
  • Del Angel Lozano, Jose Porfirio
    A Comparison of Passive Atmospheric CO2 Capture with Steel Slags in Mexico and the UK
  • James, Kelly
    Blue Carbon and Ecosystem Engineers under Global Change
  • Khudhur, Faisal Waleed Khudhur
    Determining processes of co2 capture with steel slags: implications for mitigating rising co2 levels
  • Kirk, Jenna
    Exploring the social, historical and environmental legacies of steel slag
  • Langley, Bethan
    Arctic blue carbon: human and climatic drivers of change
  • MacDonald, Ellen
    Oceans on Acid: using historic ocean acidification to understand marine ecosystem function under global change
  • Stubbs, Amanda Rebecca
    Natural atmospheric CO2 mineralisation in unexpected places

Teaching

  • L1 Earth Science - Pollution
  • L2 Earth Science - Sedimentology
  • L2 Earth Science - lead residential field classes to Isle of Arran
  • L3 Environmental Geoscience - various field classes
  • L4 Environmental Geoscience - environmental policy and planning
  • MSc Earth Futures - sessions on golbal challenges and research methodologies

Video: teaching on the Environmental Geochemistry field class

Professional activities & recognition

Editorial boards

  • 2015: Subject Editor for the Journal of the Geological Society

Professional & learned societies

  • 2015: Committee Member, Mineralogical Society (Applied Mineralogy Group)