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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ekennia, A. C., Onwudiwe, D. C., Osowole, A. A., Okpareke, O. C., Olubiyi, O. O., & Lane, J. R. (2018). Coordination compounds of heterocyclic bases: synthesis, characterization, computational and biological studies. Research on Chemical Intermediates. doi:10.1007/s11164-018-3664-x

  • 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

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Contact Details

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