Associate Professor Joseph Lane

Associate Professor (Physical & Theoretical Chemistry)

Qualifications: BSc(Hons) Otago, PhD Otago

Research Supervised


  • Farahani, Sara (in progress). Photodissociation of N2O in the atmosphere.

MSc (Research)

  • Salmon, Steven (2015). An estimation of the concentration of atmospheric nitrous oxide containing complexes.


  • Spenceley, Jane (2014). Isomerism of complexes containing thiourea dianion ligands. (chief supervisor Bill Henderson).
  • Sim, Sophie (2014). Synthesis of platinum complexes containing bidentate N,O-donor ligands. (chief supervisor Bill Henderson).

Teaching Commitments


Chemistry; Climate; Physics; Science Education

Recent Publications

  • Owens, A., Lane, J. R., Manley-Harris, M., Marie Jensen, A., & Jørgensen, S. (2019). Kinetics of conversion of dihydroxyacetone to methylglyoxal in New Zealand mānuka honey: Part V – The rate determining step. Food Chemistry, 276, 636-642. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.10.039

  • Oyeka, E. E., Asegbeloyin, J. N., Babahan, I., Eboma, B., Okpareke, O., Lane, J., . . . Izuogu, D. C. (2018). Synthesis, crystal structure, computational analysis and biological properties of 1-(4-chlorobenzoyl)-3-[2-(2-{2-[3-(4-chlorobenzoyl)-thioureido]-ethoxy}ethoxy)ethyl]-thiourea and its Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1168, 153-164. doi:10.1016/j.molstruc.2018.05.015

  • Grainger, M. N. C., Owens, A., Manley-Harris, M., Lane, J. R., & Field, R. J. (2017). Kinetics of conversion of dihydroxyacetone to methylglyoxal in New Zealand manuka honey: Part IV - Formation of HMF. Food Chemistry, 232, 648-655. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.04.066

  • Althagbi, H. I., Bernstein, D. R., Crombie, W. C., Lane, J. R., McQuiston, D. K., Oosterwijk, M. A., . . . Zou, W. (2017). The crystal structures of 1-(4-halo-2,3,5,6-tetrafluorophenyl)-3-benzylimidazolium bromides: The relative importance of anion–π, lone pair–π, π–π stacking and halogen bonding interactions. Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 206, 61-71. doi:10.1016/j.jfluchem.2017.12.006

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Contact Details

Room: E.3.07
Phone: +64 7 837 9391