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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

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.

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

Professional activities


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)

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Publications

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.9b01149

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03691

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. Advance online publication.

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jrs.5867

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

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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.9b01149

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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jrs.5867

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. Advance online publication.

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03691

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c01338

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., 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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., 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

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

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

Barnsley, J. E., Shillito, G. E., Mapley, J. I., Larsen, C. B., Lucas, N. T., & Gordon, K. C. (2018). Walking the emission tightrope: Spectral and computational analysis of some dual-emitting benzothiadiazole donor-acceptor dyes. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 122(40), 7991-8006. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b05361

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

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

Shillito, G. E., Hall, T. B. J., Preston, D., Traber, P., Wu, L., Reynolds, K. E. A., … Lucas, N. T., Crowley, J. D., … Gordon, K. C. (2018). Dramatic alteration of 3ILCT lifetimes using ancillary ligands in [Re(L)(CO)3(phen-TPA)]n+ complexes: An integrated spectroscopic and theoretical study. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(13), 4534-4542. doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b12868

Xiao, Y., Zarghami, S., Wagner, K., Wagner, P., Gordon, K. C., Florea, L., … Officer, D. L. (2018). Moving droplets in 3D using light. Advanced Materials, 30, 1801821. doi: 10.1002/adma.201801821

Ruggiero, M. T., Sutton, J. J., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Zaczek, A. J., Korter, T. M., Gordon, K. C., & Zeitler, J. A. (2018). Revisiting the thermodynamic stability of indomethacin polymorphs with low-frequency vibrational spectroscopy and quantum mechanical simulations. Crystal Growth & Design, 18, 6513-6520. doi: 10.1021/acs.cgd.8b00623

Lipiäinen, T., Fraser-Miller, S. J., Gordon, K. C., & Strachan, C. J. (2018). Direct comparison of low- and mid-frequency Raman spectroscopy for quantitative solid-state pharmaceutical analysis. Journal of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Analysis, 149, 343-350. doi: 10.1016/j.jpba.2017.11.013

Barnsley, J. E., Wagner, P., Officer, D. L., & Gordon, K. C. (2018). Aldehyde isomers of porphyrin: A spectroscopic and computational study. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1173, 665-670. doi: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2018.06.117

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

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

Adams, B. S., Shillito, G. E., van der Salm, H., Horvath, R., Larsen, C. B., Sun, X.-Z., Lucas, N. T., … Gordon, K. C. (2017). Alteration of intraligand donor-acceptor interactions through torsional connectivity in substituted Re-dppz complexes. Inorganic Chemistry, 56, 12967-12977. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01710

Gordon, K. C., McAdam, C. J., Moratti, S. C., Shillito, G. E., & Simpson, J. (2017). Conformational aspects of dibenzo-tetroxecin: A structural, Raman spectroscopic and computational study. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1145, 321-328. doi: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2017.05.103

Smith, G. P. S., Holroyd, S. E., Reid, D. C. W., & Gordon, K. C. (2017). Raman imaging processed cheese and its components. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 48(3), 374-383. doi: 10.1002/jrs.5054

Killeen, D. P., Watkins, O. C., Sansom, C. E., Andersen, D. H., Gordon, K. C., & Perry, N. B. (2017). Fast sampling, analyses and chemometrics for plant breeding: Bitter acids, xanthohumol and terpenes in lupulin glands of hops (Humulus lupulus). Phytochemical Analysis, 28(1), 50-57. doi: 10.1002/pca.2642

McKay, A. P., Shillito, G. E., Gordon, K. C., & McMorran, D. A. (2017). Cyclometallated platinum(II) and palladium(II) complexes containing 1,5-diarylbiguanides: Synthesis, characterisation and hydrogen bond-directed assembly. CrystEngComm, 19(47), 7095-7111. doi: 10.1039/C7CE01805C

Huff, G. S., Gallaher, J. K., Hodgkiss, J. M., & Gordon, K. C. (2017). No single DFT method can predict Raman cross-sections, frequencies and electronic absorption maxima of oligothiophenes. Synthetic Metals, 231, 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.synthmet.2017.06.009

Walker, G., Römann, P., Poller, B., Löbmann, K., Grohganz, H., Rooney, J. S., Huff, G. S., Smith, G. P. S., Rades, T., Gordon, K. C., Strachan, C. J., & Fraser-Miller, S. J. (2017). Probing pharmaceutical mixtures during milling: The potency of low frequency Raman spectroscopy in identifying disorder. Molecular Pharmaceutics, 14(12), 4675-4684. doi: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.7b00803

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