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Professor Keith Gordon

keith_gordonPhD, BSc (Belf)

Tel: 03 479 7599
Location: Science II, 5c1
Email: keith.gordon@otago.ac.nz

Full information about my research group and research opportunities

Education

Attended The Queen's University of Belfast as an undergraduate, 1983–1986, and as a graduate, 1986–1989.

Primary degree: BSc with First class honours in Chemistry, June 1986.
Secondary degree: PhD in Chemistry, November 1989.

Thesis Title: Time-Resolved Spectroscopy of the Excited States of some Copper(I) Complexes in Solution.

Employment history

Professor, University of Otago, Chemistry Department, 2009 – present.

Associate Professor, University of Otago, Chemistry Department, 2003–2009.

Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Chemistry Department, 1999–2002.

Lecturer, University of Otago, Chemistry Department, 1993–1998.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, 1990–1992.
Supervisor: Professor W.H. Woodruff.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queen's University Belfast, 1989–1990.
Supervisor: Professor J.J. McGarvey.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemsitry (IUPAC) since 2020

Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ) 2012

Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC CChem) 2011

Elected a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (FNZIC) 2004

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry since 1985.

Member of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry since 1997.

Member Royal Society of New Zealand since 2005.

Distinctions and honours

MacDiarmid Medal – Royal Society of New Zealand. Scientific research that demonstrates the potential for application to human benefit. 2019

RSC Australasian Lecturer 2019

Division of Sciences, University of Otago, Research Group of the year, 2017

Division of Sciences, University of Otago, Senior Researcher of the year, 2015

New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Maurice Wilkens Prize for excellence in Chemical Sciences, 2010

Foundation Award (from Queens University Belfast), 1986

Andrew's Studentship (from Queens University Belfast), 1986–1989

Emily Sarah Montgomery Scholarship (from Queens University Belfast), 1988

Postgraduate Grant (from Department of Education, Northern Ireland), 1986–1989

Postgraduate Travel Grant (from Department of Education, Northern Ireland), 1989

Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship (from Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA), 1990–1992

Professional activities

Editor-in-chief Vibrational Spectroscopy (Elsevier) 2016 – present.
https://www.journals.elsevier.com/vibrational-spectroscopy

Editorial Advisory Board Chemical Physics Review (AIP) since 2020
https://aip.scitation.org/cpr/info/advisory

PCB Marsden review panel 2013 - 2015

International advisor board for the International Conference on Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICAVS) series 2013 – present. Conference Chair ICAVS-10 Auckland 2019.
http://icavs.org/gb/

Editorial board Vibrational Spectroscopy (Journal impact factor 2, Elsevier) 2015 – 2019
https://www.journals.elsevier.com/vibrational-spectroscopy

Editorial Advisory Board Journal of Raman Spectroscopy (Journal impact factor > 3, Wiley) 2011 – present.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/10974555/homepage/editorialboard.html

Pacifichem Technical Program Advisor: 2010, 2015, 2020 (now 2021).
https://pacifichem.org/

Referee for: Asian Journal of Spectroscopy; Inorganic Chemistry; Inorganica Chimica Acta; Journal of Raman Spectroscopy; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry; Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences; Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Journal of the American Chemical Society; Current Applied Physics; European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; Journal of Physical Chemistry, A; Chemical Physics Letters; Synthetic Metals.

President New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (2006)

1st Vice-President New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (2005)

2nd Vice-President and Otago Representative for Council, New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (2004)

Chairman, New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, Otago Branch (2002 - 2003)

Secretary, New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, Otago Branch (1999 - 2001)

Committee Member, New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, Otago Branch (1997-1998)

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Publications

Rodríguez-Jiménez, S., Bennington, M. S., Akbarinejad, A., Tay, E. J., Chan, E. W. C., Wan, Z., Abudayyeh, A. M., … Gordon, K. C., … Brooker, S. (2021). Electroactive metal complexes covalently attached to conductive PEDOT films: A spectroelectrochemical study. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 13(1), 1301-1313. doi: 10.1021/acsami.0c16317

Robert, C., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Bērziņš, K., Okeyo, P. O., Rantanen, J., Rades, T., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Monitoring the isothermal dehydration of crystalline hydrates using low-frequency raman spectroscopy. Molecular Pharmaceutics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c01126

McLay, J. R. W., Sutton, J. J., Shillito, G. E., Larsen, C. B., Huff, G. S., Lucas, N. T., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Transitioning from intraligand π,π* to charge-transfer excited states using thiophene-based donor-acceptor systems. Inorganic Chemistry, 60(1), 130-139. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c02555

Bērziņš, K., Harrison, S. D. L., Leong, C., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Harper, M. J., Diana, A., Gibson, R. S., Houghton, L. A., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Qualitative and quantitative vibrational spectroscopic analysis of macronutrients in breast milk. Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 246, 118982. doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2020.118982

Cho, I., Zhao, L., Mapley, J. I., Shahshahan, S., Wagner, P., Gordon, K. C., … Mozer, A. J. (2020). The significant effect of electronic coupling on electron transfer between surface-bound porphyrins and Co2+/3+ complex electrolytes. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124, 9178-9190. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c01338

Chapter in Book - Research

Gordon, K. C., & Fraser-Miller, S. J. (2016). Raman spectroscopy. In A. Müllertz, Y. Perrie & T. Rades (Eds.), Analytical techniques in the pharmaceutical sciences. (pp. 139-169). New York, NY: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-4029-5_4

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Journal - Research Article

Rodríguez-Jiménez, S., Bennington, M. S., Akbarinejad, A., Tay, E. J., Chan, E. W. C., Wan, Z., Abudayyeh, A. M., … Gordon, K. C., … Brooker, S. (2021). Electroactive metal complexes covalently attached to conductive PEDOT films: A spectroelectrochemical study. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 13(1), 1301-1313. doi: 10.1021/acsami.0c16317

Bērziņš, K., Harrison, S. D. L., Leong, C., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Harper, M. J., Diana, A., Gibson, R. S., Houghton, L. A., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Qualitative and quantitative vibrational spectroscopic analysis of macronutrients in breast milk. Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 246, 118982. doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2020.118982

McLay, J. R. W., Sutton, J. J., Shillito, G. E., Larsen, C. B., Huff, G. S., Lucas, N. T., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Transitioning from intraligand π,π* to charge-transfer excited states using thiophene-based donor-acceptor systems. Inorganic Chemistry, 60(1), 130-139. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c02555

Robert, C., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Bērziņš, K., Okeyo, P. O., Rantanen, J., Rades, T., & Gordon, K. C. (2021). Monitoring the isothermal dehydration of crystalline hydrates using low-frequency raman spectroscopy. Molecular Pharmaceutics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c01126

Cho, I., Zhao, L., Mapley, J. I., Shahshahan, S., Wagner, P., Gordon, K. C., … Mozer, A. J. (2020). The significant effect of electronic coupling on electron transfer between surface-bound porphyrins and Co2+/3+ complex electrolytes. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124, 9178-9190. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c01338

Adhikari, B. R., Bērziņš, K., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Gordon, K. C., & Das, S. C. (2020). Co-amorphization of kanamycin with amino acids improves aerosolization. Pharmaceutics, 12(8), 715. doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics12080715

Wagner, M., Wagner, K., Barnsley, J., Veksha, A., Wagner, P., Gordon, K., … Lisak, G. (2020). Polyterthiophenes cross-linked with terpyridyl metal complexes for molecular architecture of optically and electrochemically tunable materials. ChemElectroChem. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/celc.202001142

Wagner, K., Wagner, P., Hasani, F., Barnsley, J. E., Gordon, K. C., Lennert, A., … Officer, D. L. (2020). Carbazole-substituted dialkoxybenzodithiophene dyes for efficient light harvesting and the effect of alkoxy tail length. Dyes & Pigments. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2020.109002

Novis, P. M., Sales, R. E., Gordon, K., Manning, N., Duleba, M., Ács, É., … Schallenberg, M. (2020). Lindavia intermedia (Bacillariophyceae) and nuisance lake snow in New Zealand: Chitin content and quantitative PCR methods to estimate cell concentrations and expression of chitin synthase1. Journal of Phycology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jpy.13014

Bērziņš, K., Sutton, J. J., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Rades, T., Korter, T. M., & Gordon, K. C. (2020). Solving the computational puzzle: Toward a pragmatic pathway for modeling low-energy vibrational modes of pharmaceutical crystals. Crystal Growth & Design, 20(10), 6947-6955. doi: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c00997

Robert, C., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Jessep, W. T., Bain, W. E., Hicks, T. M., Ward, J. F., … Gordon, K. C. (2020). Rapid discrimination of intact beef, venison and lamb meat using Raman spectroscopy. Food Chemistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.128441

McIntyre, S. M., Ma, Q., Burritt, D. J., Oey, I., Gordon, K. C., & Fraser-Miller, S. J. (2020). Vibrational spectroscopy and chemometrics for quantifying key bioactive components of various plum cultivars grown in New Zealand. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 51, 1138-1152. doi: 10.1002/jrs.5867

Shillito, G. E., Preston, D., Traber, P., Steinmetzer, J., McAdam, C. J., Crowley, J. D., … Gordon, K. C. (2020). Excited-state switching frustrates the tuning of properties in triphenylamine-donor-ligand rhenium(I) and platinum(II) complexes. Inorganic Chemistry, 59, 6736-6746. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03691

Salim, M., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Bērziņš, K., Sutton, J. J., Ramirez, G., Clulow, A. J., … Gordon, K. C., & Boyd, B. J. (2020). Low-frequency Raman scattering spectroscopy as an accessible approach to understand drug solubilization in milk-based formulations during digestion. Molecular Pharmaceutics, 17, 885-899. doi: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.9b01149

Shillito, G. E., Bodman, S. E., Mapley, J. I., Fitchett, C. M., & Gordon, K. C. (2020). Accessing a long-lived 3LC state in a ruthenium(II) phenanthroline complex with appended aromatic groups. Inorganic Chemistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c02102

Killeen, D. P., Card, A., Gordon, K. C., & Perry, N. B. (2020). First use of handheld Raman spectroscopy to analyze omega-3 fatty acids in intact fish oil capsules. Applied Spectroscopy, 74(3), 365-371. doi: 10.1177/0003702819877415

Bērziņš, K., Sales, R. E., Barnsley, J. E., Walker, G., Fraser-Miller, S. J., & Gordon, K. C. (2020). Low-wavenumber Raman spectral database of pharmaceutical excipients. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 107, 103021. doi: 10.1016/j.vibspec.2020.103021

Mapley, J. I., Hayes, P., Officer, D. L., Wagner, P., & Gordon, K. C. (2020). Investigation of ferrocene linkers in β-substituted porphyrins. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 124, 5513-5522. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c00786

Hobbs, C. J., Roach, N., Wagner, P., van der Salm, H., Barnsley, J. E., Gordon, K. C., … Officer, D. L. (2020). Emulating photosynthetic processes with light harvesting synthetic protein (maquette) assemblies on titanium dioxide. Materials Advances, 1, 1877-1885. doi: 10.1039/D0MA00427H

Samanali, G. A. P., Paasi, I., Lowe, B. J., Smith, C. A., Fraser-Miller, S. J., & Gordon, K. C. (2020). Understanding consolidants on harakeke fibres using Raman microscopy: Implications for conservation. Journal of Cultural Heritage. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.culher.2020.03.005

Fu, X., Cheong, Y. H., Ahamed, A., Zhou, C., Robert, C., Krikstolaityte, V., Gordon, K. C., & Lisak, G. (2020). Diagnostics of skin features through 3D skin mapping based on electro-controlled deposition of conducting polymers onto metal-sebum modified surfaces and their possible applications in skin treatment. Analytica Chimica Acta. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.aca.2020.10.056

Bērziņš, K., Fraser-Miller, S. J., & Gordon, K. C. (2020). Recent advances in low-frequency Raman spectroscopy for pharmaceutical applications. International Journal of Pharmaceutics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2020.120034

Sutton, J. J., Li, Y., Ryu, H. S., Tay, E. J., Woo, H. Y., & Gordon, K. C. (2020). Fluorination position: A study of the optoelectronic properties of two regioisomers using spectroscopic and computational techniques. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 124(38), 7685-7691. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.0c05210

McKay, A. P., Mapley, J. I., Gordon, K. C., & McMorran, D. A. (2019). Ru(II) and Ir(III) complexes containing ADA and DAD triple hydrogen bonding motifs: Potential tectons for the assembly of functional materials. Chemistry: An Asian Journal, 14(8), 1194-1203. doi: 10.1002/asia.201801748

Barnsley, J. E., Findlay, J. A., Shillito, G. E., Pelet, W. S., Scottwell, S. Ø., McIntyre, S. M., Tay, E. J., Gordon, K. C., & Crowley, J. D. (2019). Long-lived MLCT states for Ru(II) complexes of ferrocene-appended 2,2'-bipyridines. Dalton Transactions, 48, 15713-15722. doi: 10.1039/c9dt02025j

Olejar, K. J., Ricci, A., Swift, S., Zujovic, Z., Gordon, K. C., Fedrizzi, B., … Kilmartin, P. A. (2019). Characterization of an Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Extract from Cool Climate, White Grape Marc. Antioxidants, 8(7), 232. doi: 10.3390/antiox8070232

Barnsley, J. E., Pelet, W., McAdam, J., Wagner, K., Hayes, P., Officer, D. L., … Gordon, K. C. (2019). When "donor-acceptor" dyes delocalize: A spectroscopic and computational study of D-A dyes using "Michler's base". Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 123, 5957-5968. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.9b03275

Mapley, J. I., Ross, D. A. W., McAdam, C. J., Gordon, K. C., & Crowley, J. D. (2019). Triphenylamine-substituted 2-pyridyl-1,2,3-triazole copper(I) complexes: An experimental and computational investigation. Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 72(8), 1378-1394. doi: 10.1080/00958972.2019.1593388

Barnsley, J. E., Shillito, G. E., Larsen, C. B., van der Salm, H., Horvath, R., Sun, X. Z., … Lucas, N. T., & Gordon, K. C. (2019). Generation of microsecond charge-separated excited states in rhenium(I) diimine complexes: Driving force is the dominant factor in controlling lifetime. Inorganic Chemistry, 58, 9785-9795. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b00792

Akabar, N., Chaturvedi, V., Shillito, G. E., Schwehr, B. J., Gordon, K. C., Huff, G. S., Sutton, J. J., … Massi, M. (2019). Photophysical and biological investigation of phenol substituted rhenium tetrazolato complexes. Dalton Transactions, 48, 15613-15624. doi: 10.1039/c9dt02198a

Bērziņš, K., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Rades, T. R., & Gordon, K. C. (2019). Low-frequency raman spectroscopic study on compression-induced destabilization in melt-quenched amorphous celecoxib. Molecular Pharmaceutics, 16, 3678-3686. doi: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.9b00557

Chandrabose, S., Chen, K., Barker, A. J., Sutton, J. J., Prasad, S. K. K., Zhu, J., … Gordon, K. C., … Hodgkiss, J. M. (2019). High exciton diffusion coefficients in fused ring electron acceptor films. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141, 6922-6929. doi: 10.1021/jacs.8b12982

Bērziņš, K., Sutton, J. J., Loch, C., Beckett, D., Wheeler, B. J., Drummond, B. K., Fraser-Miller, S. J., & Gordon, K. C. (2019). Application of low‐wavenumber Raman spectroscopy to the analysis of human teeth. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 50, 1375-1387. doi: 10.1002/jrs.5648

Tarling, M. S., Smith, S. A. F., Scott, J. M., Rooney, J. S., Viti, C., & Gordon, K. C. (2019). The internal structure and composition of a plate-boundary-scale serpentinite shear zone: The Livingstone Fault, New Zealand. Solid Earth, 10(4), 1025-1047. doi: 10.5194/se-10-1025-2019

Tew, X. W., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Gordon, K. C., & Morison, K. R. (2019). A comparison between laboratory and industrial fouling of reverse osmosis membranes used to concentrate milk. Food & Bioproducts Processing, 114, 113-121. doi: 10.1016/j.fbp.2018.11.014

Jaskólska, D. E., Brougham, D. F., Warring, S. L., McQuillan, A. J., Rooney, J. S., Gordon, K. C., & Meledandri, C. J. (2019). Competition-driven ligand exchange for functionalizing nanoparticles and nanoparticle clusters without colloidal destabilization. ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2(4), 2230-2240. doi: 10.1021/acsanm.9b00183

Sutton, J. J., Nguyen, T. L., Woo, H. Y., & Gordon, K. C. (2019). Variable-temperature resonance Raman studies to probe interchain ordering for semiconducting conjugated polymers with different chain curvature. Chemistry: An Asian Journal, 14, 1175-1183. doi: 10.1002/asia.201801667

Preston, D., Gordon, K. C., Sutton, J. J., & Crowley, J. D. (2018). A nona-nuclear heterometallic Pd3Pt6 "Donut" shaped cage: Molecular recognition and photocatalysis. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 57(28), 8659-8663. doi: 10.1002/anie.201804745

Mapley, J. I., Wagner, P., Officer, D. L., & Gordon, K. C. (2018). Computational and spectroscopic analysis of β-indandione modified zinc porphyrins. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 122(18), 4448-4456. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b02746

Lisak, G., Wagner, K., Barnsley, J. E., Veksha, A., Huff, G., Elliott, A. B. S., … Gordon, K. C., … Officer, D. L. (2018). Application of terpyridyl ligands to tune the optical and electrochemical properties of a conducting polymer. RSC Advances, 8, 29505-29512. doi: 10.1039/c8ra05333b

Usov, P. M., Leong, C. F., Chan, B., Hayashi, M., Kitagawa, H., Sutton, J. J., Gordon, K. C., … D'Alessandro, D. M. (2018). Probing charge transfer characteristics in a donor-acceptor metal-organic framework by Raman spectroelectrochemistry and pressure-dependence studies. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20, 25772. doi: 10.1039/c8cp04157a

Barnsley, J. E., Tay, E. J., Gordon, K. C., & Thomas, D. B. (2018). Frequency dispersion reveals chromophore diversity and colour-tuning mechanism in parrot feathers. Royal Society Open Science, 5, 172010. doi: 10.1098/rsos.172010

Rooney, J. S., Tarling, M. S., Smith, S. A. F., & Gordon, K. C. (2018). Submicron Raman spectroscopy mapping of serpentinite fault rocks. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 49(2), 279-286. doi: 10.1002/jrs.5277

Findlay, J. A., McAdam, C. J., Sutton, J. J., Preston, D., Gordon, K. C., & Crowley, J. D. (2018). Metallosupramolecular architectures formed with ferrocene-linked bis-bidentate ligands: Synthesis, structures, and electrochemical studies. Inorganic Chemistry, 57(7), 3602-3614. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02503

Tarling, M. S., Rooney, J. S., Viti, C., Smith, S. A. F., & Gordon, K. C. (2018). Distinguishing the Raman spectrum of polygonal serpentine. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 49, 1978-1984. doi: 10.1002/jrs.5475

Findlay, J. A., Barnsley, J. E., Gordon, K. C., & Crowley, J. D. (2018). Synthesis and light-induced actuation of photo-labile 2-pyridyl-1,2,3-triazole Ru(bis-bipyridyl) appended rerrocene rotors. Molecules, 23(8), 2037. doi: 10.3390/molecules23082037

Kirilova, M., Toy, V., Rooney, J. S., Giorgetti, C., Gordon, K. C., Collettini, C., & Takeshita, T. (2018). Structural disorder of graphite and implications for graphite thermometry. Solid Earth, 9(1), 223-231. doi: 10.5194/se-9-223-2018

Sutton, J. J., Barnsley, J. E., Mapley, J. I., Wagner, P., Officer, D. L., & Gordon, K. C. (2018). Modulation of donor-acceptor distance in a series of carbazole push-pull dyes: A spectroscopic and computational study. Molecules, 23(2), 421. doi: 10.3390/molecules23020421

Novikova, N. I., Lo, A. S. V., Gordon, K. C., Brothers, P. J., & Simpson, M. C. (2018). Diboron porphyrins: The Raman signature of the in-plane tetragonal elongation of the macrocycle. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 122(23), 5121-5131. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b01925

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