Associate Professor Joseph Lane

Acting Dean of Science
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

  • Bobinihi, F. F., Onwudiwe, D. C., Ekennia, A. C., Okpareke, O. C., Arderne, C., & Lane, J. R. (2019). Group 10 metal complexes of dithiocarbamates derived from primary anilines: Synthesis, characterization, computational and antimicrobial studies. Polyhedron, 158, 296-310. doi:10.1016/j.poly.2018.10.073

  • Raymond, O., Brothers, P. J., Buchner, M. R., Lane, J. R., Müller, M., Spang, N., . . . Plieger, P. G. (2019). Electrospray ionization mass spectrometric study of the gas-phase coordination chemistry of Be2+ ions with 1,2- and 1,3-diketone ligands. Inorganic Chemistry, 11 pages. doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b00578

  • 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

  • Fortney-Zirker, R. G., Henderson, W., Lane, J. R., & Tiekink, E. R. T. (2018). Reactivity of the metalloligand [Pt2(µ-S)2(PPh3)4] toward tellurium(II) thiourea complexes: synthesis and structural characterization of the ditellurium(I) derivative [{Pt2(µ-S)2(PPh3)4}2Te2]2+. Journal of Coordination Chemistry. doi:10.1080/00958972.2018.1531285

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Contact Details

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