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

  • Lane, J. R., Hansen, A. S., Mackeprang, K., & Kjaergaard, H. G. (2017). Kinetic Energy Density as a Predictor of Hydrogen-Bonded OH-Stretching Frequencies. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 121(18), 3452-3460. doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.7b02523

  • 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

  • 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

  • Smith, T. S., Lane, J. R., Mucalo, M. R., & Henderson, W. (2016). Cycloaurated gold(III) complexes derived from the functionalised catecholate ligands alizarin and 3,4-dihydroxybenzaldehyde. Transition Metal Chemistry, (online), 1-9. doi:10.1007/s11243-016-0056-1

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Contact Details

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