PhD, BSc (Belf)
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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.
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.
Distinctions and honours
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
Editor-in-chief Vibrational Spectroscopy 2016 - present
PCB Marsden review panel 2013 - 2015
International advisor board for the International Conference on Vibrational Spectroscopy series 2013 - present
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ) 2012
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC CChem) 2011
Editorial board Vibrational Spectroscopy (Journal impact factor 2, Elsevier) 2015 - 2019
Editorial Board Journal of Raman Spectroscopy (Journal impact factor > 3, Wiley) 2011 - present
Editorial board Journal of Spectroscopy and Dynamics ( New journal, Simplex Academic Publishers) 2010 - present.
Pacifichem 2010 Technical Program Advisors, Materials & Nanotechnology and Security (2007 - 2010)
Editorial board member: Asian Journal of Spectroscopy 1997 - present
Member of the Advisory Board: Asian Chemistry Letters 2004 - present
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.
Member of the local organising committee for The International Conference on the Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals, Wollongong, Australia, 2004.
Member of Program committee for the Australasian Conference on Laser Spectroscopy, Christchurch, December 1998
Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry since 1985
Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC) since 2005, Member since 1997.
President New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (2006)
Selection panel for FNZIC applications and HortResearch, TeachNZ and NZIC prizes (2004, 2005)
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)
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
Lowe, B. J., Smith, C. A., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Paterson, R. A., Daroux, F., Ngarimu-Cameron, R., … Gordon, K. C. (2017). Light-ageing characteristics of Māori textiles: Colour, strength and molecular change. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 24, 60-68. doi: 10.1016/j.culher.2016.11.012
Lipiäinen, T., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Gordon, K. C., & Strachan, C. J. (2017). Direct comparison of low- and mid-frequency Raman spectroscopy for quantitative solid-state pharmaceutical analysis. Journal of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Analysis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jpba.2017.11.013
Scottwell, S. Ø., Barnsley, J. E., McAdam, C. J., Gordon, K. C., & Crowley, J. D. (2017). A ferrocene based switchable molecular folding ruler. Chemical Communications, 53, 7628-7631. doi: 10.1039/C7CC03358C