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Associate Professor Mark Waterland BSc(Hons), PhD(Chemistry)

Associate Professor

Institute of Fundamental Sciences

My research is driven by an interest in the development and properties of new molecular and nanostructured materials, for energy conversion, energy storage and chemical sensing. My group has expertise in Raman spectroscopy including resonance Raman spectroscopy, theory of Raman intensities, surface and plasmon enhanced Raman and we have recently built a low-frequency Raman microscopy system.

Our current research activities focus on the chemistry and spectroscopy of graphene nanoribbons. We use our expertise in Raman spectroscopy to analyse the edge structure of graphene nanoribbons produced by mechanical fracturing. Edge structure determines the physical properties and chemistry of the graphene nanoribbons. Controlling the functional groups at the nanoribbons provides a route to controlling the physical properties of nanoribbon suspensions and ultimately, to controlling the self-assembly of nanoribbon structures.

We are applying Raman spectroscopy to complex analytical problems. We collaborate with medical researchers, veterinarians, ecologists, plant biologists, engineers and food scientists and work with statisticians and mathematicians to apply state-of-the-art data analysis to Raman data sets, for the purpose of classification (e.g. skin cancers) or following chemical or physical changes to various materials.   

We welcome international PhD students to our group, and under an agreement with the New Zealand Government, international PhD students pay tuition fees at the same rate as domestic students. International students may also apply for Massey Doctoral Scholarships International Students and New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships.


Roles and Responsibilities

Nanoscience Major Leader

College of Sciences Board

Pacifichem 2015 Organising Committee Member

I have been on the academic staff in the Institute of Fundamental Sciences since 2003. In 2012 I was promoted to Associate Professor. I led the development and introduction, in 2009, of the Nanoscience Major in the BSc programme. I received my BSc(Hons) (1st Class) from the University of Otago in 1995 and my PhD, also from Otago, in 1998. My research interests include the development and characterisation of carbon nanomaterials and the application of Raman spectroscopy to complex analytical problems.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 84644
    Location: ScA3.19, Science Tower A/B Link
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • BSc(Hons) (Chemistry) - University of Otago (1995)
  • PhD - University of Otago (1998)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Graphene and MoS2 Nanoribbons

We use a mechanical fracturing technique to produce high quality graphene nanoribbons. Polarised Raman spectroscopy is a powerful tool for analysing the edge structures of graphene nanoribbons and we have used polarised Raman microscopy for this purpose. More recently we have adapted the mechanical fracturing technique to the production of MoS2 nanoribbons.  

We have selectively modified the edges of the graphene nanoribbons and have used plasmon enhanced IR and Raman techniques for the analysis of our modified nanoribbons.

Excited-State Dynamics

We use Raman spectroscopy as a probe of both molecular structure and dynamics. Most recently, we have demonstrated, using resonance Raman spectroscopy, that the excited-state dynamics of phenyl-substituted dipyrrin compounds are controlled by the free rotation of the phenyl substituent. We have also demonstrated that the Raman cross-sections of dipyrrins are amongst the strongest known, making dipyrrins, with their distinct lack of fluorescence ideal candidates as Raman probes.

We have also examined the femtosecond (fs) dynamics of Cu(I) bis-phenanthrolines excited-states using a time-domain wavepacket description of resonance Raman intensities. This work follows a number of detailed ultrafast dynamical studies using fluorescence techniques (Tahara et al). The resonance Raman studies provide the missing link between the earliest possible dynamics in the excited-state (i.e. dynamics in the Franck-Condon region) and the femtosecond dynamics probed by ultrafast techniques. The resonance Raman analysis shows that ligand reorganization occurs directly following photoexcitation, which suggests that ligand reorganization must occur either before or at least simultaneously with the well-documented dynamics associated with the change in geometry around the copper metal centre.

We have also used Raman spectroscopy to investigate the structure of room temperature ionic liquids. Ionic liquids have many interesting properties and they have improved the efficiencies of dye-sensitized solar cells. We are interested in the fundamental properties of RTILs as solvents and how they relax around molecular excited-states. We are currently using resonance Raman intensity analysis to develop a semi-quantitative scale of solvent reorganization energies for RTILs analogous to scales of polarity as developed by Reichardt and others.

Chemometrics for Equine Physiology

More recently we have expanded our interests beyond the properties of materials into the applications of vibrational spectroscopy to biological systems. We have collaborated with statisticians (A/Prof Geoff Jones) and equine physiologists (Dr Catherine Nicholson) and using chemometric techniques we have developed a FTIR-based technique for the analysis of bone disease in horses. This worked was recently published in Analytical Chemistry.

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Chemical Science (030000): Colloid and Surface Chemistry (030603): Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural (030600): Quantum Chemistry (030701): Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606): Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (030700)

Keywords

  • Nanoscience
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Graphene and MoS2 nanoribbons
  • Molecular Spectroscopy (especially dipyrrins and metal polypyridyl compounds)
  • Horticultural and agricultural applications of chemometrics  

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 6
Team Member 0 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Dykstra, HM., Hall, SB., & Waterland, MR. (2017). A spectroelectrochemical investigation of nanoparticle and molecular resonances in surface enhanced Raman scattering from crystal violet and malachite green. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy. 48(3), 405-412
[Journal article]Authored by: Hall, S., Waterland, M.
Swanson, AJ., Raymond, SG., Janssens, S., Breukers, RD., Bhuiyan, MDH., Lovell-Smith, JW., . . . Waterland, MR. (2016). Development of novel polymer coating for FBG based relative humidity sensing. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical. 249, 217-224
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Farquhar, AK., Fitchett, CM., Dykstra, HM., Waterland, MR., Brooksby, PA., & Downard, AJ. (2016). Diels-alder reaction of anthranilic acids: A versatile route to dense monolayers on flat edge and basal plane graphitic carbon substrates. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 8(35), 23389-23395
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Farquhar, AK., Dykstra, HM., Waterland, MR., Downard, AJ., & Brooksby, PA. (2016). Spontaneous Modification of Free-Floating Few-Layer Graphene by Aryldiazonium Ions: Electrochemistry, Atomic Force Microscopy, and Infrared Spectroscopy from Grafted Films. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 120(14), 7543-7552
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Davidson, RJ., Ainscough, EW., Brodie, AM., Jameson, GB., & Waterland, MR. (2016). Chemical and physical behaviour of heteroleptic 2,6-bis(1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)pyridine and 2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine substituted tricyclophosphazene ruthenium(II) complexes. Polyhedron. 103, 217-226
[Journal article]Authored by: Jameson, G., Waterland, M.
Brooksby, PA., Farquhar, AK., Dykstra, HM., Waterland, MR., & Downard, AJ. (2015). Quantum Capacitance of Aryldiazonium Modified Large Area Few-Layer Graphene Electrodes. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 119(46), 25778-25785
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Swanson, AJ., Raymond, SG., Janssens, S., Breukers, RD., Bhuiyan, MDH., Lovell-Smith, JW., . . . Waterland, MR. (2015). Investigation of polyimide coated fibre Bragg gratings for relative humidity sensing. Measurement Science and Technology. 26(12)
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Davidson, RJ., Ainscough, EW., Brodie, AM., Waterland, MR., Allcock, HR., Hindenlang, MD., . . . Jameson, GNL. (2015). Avoiding cross-linking in iron-polyphosphazene metallo-polymers. Inorganic Chemistry Communications. 51, 1-3
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Davidson, RJ., Ainscough, EW., Brodie, AM., Jameson, GB., Waterland, MR., Allcock, HR., . . . Hindenlang, MD. (2014). Terpyridine and 2,6-di(1H-pyrazol-1-yl)pyridine substituted cyclotri- and polyphosphazene ruthenium(II) complexes: Chemical and physical behaviour. Polyhedron. 85, 429-436
[Journal article]Authored by: Jameson, G., Waterland, M.
McLean, TM., Telfer, SG., Elliott, ABS., Gordon, KC., Lein, M., & Waterland, MR. (2014). Molecular excitons in a copper azadipyrrin complex. Dalton Transactions. 43(47), 17746-17753
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Swanson, AJ., Raymond, SG., Janssens, S., Bhuiyan, MDH., & Waterland, MR. (2013). Development of polymer coated fibre Bragg gratings for relative humidity sensing. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST. , 230-234
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Davidson, RJ., Ainscough, EW., Brodie, AM., Waterland, MR., Allcock, HR., Hindenlang, MD., . . . Jameson, GNL. (2013). A behavioural difference between an iron(II) grafted polyphosphazene and its small molecule cyclophosphazene analogue. Inorganic Chemistry Communications. 37, 158-161
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Fischer, J., Hall, JD., Patty, PJ., Williams, MAK., Waterland, MR., & Telfer, SG. (2013). Stereoselective aggregation of chiral complexes with threefold-symmetric pendant carboxyl groups: An example of "perfect" self-assembly not seen in the crystalline state?. RSC Advances. 3(31), 12648-12654
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M., Williams, M.
Davidson, RJ., Ainscough, EW., Brodie, AM., Jameson, GB., Waterland, MR., Moubaraki, B., . . . Jameson, GNL. (2013). An iron(II) spin crossover grafted cyclotriphosphazene. Polyhedron. 55, 37-44
[Journal article]Authored by: Jameson, G., Waterland, M.
Farnworth, MJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Adams, NJ., Barrett, LA., Stevenson, M., Thomas, DG., . . . Stafford, KJ. (2013). Validating the use of a carbon dioxide laser for assessing nociceptive thresholds in adult domestic cats (Felis catus). Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 143(2-4), 104-109
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K., Thomas, D., Waterland, M.
Davidson, RJ., Ainscough, EW., Brodie, AM., Jameson, GB., Waterland, MR., Allcock, HR., . . . Jameson, GNL. (2012). Toward an iron(II) spin-crossover grafted phosphazene polymer. Inorganic Chemistry. 51(15), 8307-8316
[Journal article]Authored by: Jameson, G., Waterland, M.
Nicholson, CL., Firth, EC., Waterland, MR., Jones, G., Ganesh, S., & Stewart, RB. (2012). Innovative approach to investigating the microstructure of calcified tissues using specular reflectance fourier transform-infrared microspectroscopy and discriminant analysis. Analytical Chemistry. 84(7), 3369-3375
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, G., Stewart, R., Waterland, M.
Islah-U-Din, ., Chong, SV., Telfer, SG., Kennedy, J., Jameson, GB., Waterland, MR., . . . Tallon, JL. (2012). Influence of doping on hybrid organic-inorganic WO <inf>3</inf>(4,4'- bipyridyl) <inf>0.5</inf> Materials. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 116(5), 3787-3792
[Journal article]Authored by: Jameson, G., Waterland, M.
Shaffer, KJ., McLean, TM., Waterland, MR., Wenzel, M., & Plieger, PG. (2012). Structural characterisation of difluoro-boron chelates of quino[7,8-h]quinoline. Inorganica Chimica Acta. 380(1), 278-283
[Journal article]Authored by: Plieger, P., Waterland, M.
McLean, TM., Moody, JL., Waterland, MR., & Telfer, SG. (2012). Luminescent rhenium(I)-dipyrrinato complexes. Inorganic Chemistry. 51(1), 446-455
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
McLean, TM., Cleland, D., Gordon, KC., Telfer, SG., & Waterland, MR. (2011). Raman spectroscopy of dipyrrins: Nonresonant, resonant and surface-enhanced cross-sections and enhancement factors. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy. 42(12), 2154-2164
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Mclean, TM., Cleland, D., Gordon, KC., Telfer, SG., & Waterland, MR. (2011). Raman spectroscopy of dipyrrins: nonresonant, resonant and surface-enhanced cross-sections and enhancement factors. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy.
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Bhuiyan, MDH., Gainsford, GJ., Kutuvantavida, Y., Quilty, JW., Kay, AJ., Williams, GVM., . . . Waterland, MR. (2011). Synthesis, structural and nonlinear optical properties of 2-(3-Cyano-4-{5-[1-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-3,3-dimethyl-1,3-dihydro-indol-2-ylidene] -Penta-1,3-dienyl}-5,5-dimethyl-5H-furan-2-ylidene)-malononitrile. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals. 548, 272-283
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Shaffer, KJ., McLean, TM., Waterland, MR., Wenzel, M., & Plieger, PG. (2011). Structural characterisation of difluoro-boron chelates of quino[7,8-h]quinoline. Inorganica Chimica Acta.
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Telfer, SG., McLean, TM., & Waterland, MR. (2011). Exciton coupling in coordination compounds. Dalton Transactions. 40(13), 3097-3108
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Otter, CA., Patty, PJ., Williams, MAK., Waterland, MR., & Telfer, SG. (2011). Mechanically interlocked gold and silver nanoparticles using metallosupramolecular catenane chemistry. Nanoscale. 3(3), 941-944
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M., Williams, M.
McLean, TM., Cleland, DM., Lind, SJ., Gordon, KC., Telfer, SG., & Waterland, MR. (2010). Strongly absorbing π-π* states in heteroleptic dipyrrin/2,2′-bipyridine ruthenium complexes: Excited-state dynamics from resonance raman spectroscopy. Chemistry - An Asian Journal. 5(9), 2036-2046
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Hall, JD., McLean, TM., Smalley, SJ., Waterland, MR., & Telfer, SG. (2010). Chromophoric dipyrrin complexes capable of binding to TiO<inf>2</inf>: Synthesis, structure and spectroscopy. Dalton Transactions. 39(2), 437-445
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Davidson, RJ., Ainscough, E., Brodie, AM., Harrison, JA., & Waterland, MR. (2010). The nature of the phosphazene nitrogen-metal bond: DFT calculations on 2-(Pyridyloxy)cyclophosphazene complexes. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. (11), 1619-1625
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, J., Waterland, M.
Jiang, X., Waterland, MR., Blackwell, LF., & Partridge, A. (2010). Determination of Estriol 16-glucuronide in human urine with surface plasmon resonance and lateral flow immunoassays. Analytical Methods. 2(4), 368-374
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Fellah, A., Anjukandi, P., Waterland, MR., & Williams, MAK. (2009). Determining the degree of methylesterification of pectin by ATR/FT-IR: Methodology optimisation and comparison with theoretical calculations. Carbohydrate Polymers. 78(4), 847-853
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M., Williams, M.
Smalley, SJ., Waterland, MR., & Telfer, SG. (2009). Heteroleptic dipyrrin/bipyridine complexes of ruthenium(ll). Inorganic Chemistry. 48(1), 13-15
[Journal article]Authored by: Telfer, S., Waterland, M.
Jiang, X., Waterland, M., Blackwell, L., Wu, Y., Jayasundera, KP., & Partridge, A. (2009). Sensitive determination of estriol-16-glucuronide using surface plasmon resonance sensing. Steroids. 74(10-11), 819-824
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Bauer, E., Mueller, AH., Usov, I., Suvorova, N., Janicke, MT., Waterhouse, GIN., . . . McCleskey, TM. (2008). Chemical solution route to conformal phosphor coatings on nanostructures. Advanced Materials. 20(24), 4704-4707
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Ainscough, EW., Brodie, AM., Davidson, RJ., Moubaraki, B., Murray, KS., Otter, CA., . . . Waterland, MR. (2008). Metal-metal communication in copper(II) complexes of cyclotetraphosphazene ligands. Inorganic Chemistry. 47(20), 9182-9192
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Lind, SJ., Gordon, KC., & Waterland, MR. (2008). Ultrafast dynamics in Cu(I)bisdiimine complexes from resonance Raman intensities. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy. 39(11), 1556-1567
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Ainscough, EW., Brodie, AM., Davidson, RJ., Moubaraki, B., Murray, KS., Otter, CA., . . . Waterland, MR. (2008). Metal-metal communication in copper (II) complexes of cyclotetraphosphazene ligands. Inorganic Chemistry. 47(20), 8182-9192
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Ellis, AV., Waterland, MR., & Quinton, J. (2007). Water-soluble carbon nanotube chain-transfer agents (CNT-CTAs). Chemistry Letters. 36(9), 1172-1173
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., Howell, SL., & Gordon, KC. (2007). Using internal coordinates to describe photoinduced geometry changes in MLCT excited states. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 111(21), 4604-4611
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterhouse, GIN., & Waterland, MR. (2007). Opal and inverse opal photonic crystals: Fabrication and characterization. Polyhedron. 26(2), 356-368
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Howell, SL., Gordon, KC., Waterland, MR., Leung, KH., & Phillips, DL. (2006). Resonance raman excitation profile of a ruthenium(II) complex of dipyrido[2,3-a:3′,2′-c]phenazine. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 110(38), 11194-11199
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Howell, SL., Gordon, KC., & Waterland, MR. (2006). Resonance Raman intensity analysis of an intramolecular charge-transfer process. Current Applied Physics. 6(3), 296-298
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR. (2005). Raman spectroscopy - From single molecules to single cells. Chemistry in New Zealand. 69(2), 29-32
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., Howell, SL., Gordon, KC., & Burrell, AK. (2005). Structural changes upon photoexcitation into the metal-to-ligand charge-transfer state of [Cu(pqx)(PPh<inf>3</inf>)<inf>2</inf>]<sup>+</sup>probed by resonance Raman spectroscopy and density functional theory. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 109(39), 8826-8833
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Kemmitt, T., Al Salim, NI., Waterland, MR., Kennedy, VJ., & Markwitz, A. (2004). Photocatalyctic titania coatings. Current Applied Physics. 4(2-4), 189-192
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Kemmitt, T., Al Salim, NI., Gainsford, GJ., Bubendorfer, A., & Waterland, MR. (2004). Unprecedented oxo-titanium citrate complex precipitated from aqueous citrate solutions, exhibiting a novel bilayered Ti₈O10 structural core. Inorganic Chemistry. 43(20), 6300-6306
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Olsen, CM., Waterland, MR., & Kelley, DF. (2002). Electron injection dynamics of Ru<sup>II</sup>(dcbpy)<inf>2</inf>(SCN)<inf>2</inf>on zirconia. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 106(24), 6211-6219
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., Stockwell, D., & Kelley, AM. (2001). Resonance Raman and ab initio study of symmetry breaking in aqueous nitrate anion.. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 221, U271-U272
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., & Kelley, AM. (2001). Resonance Raman and ab initio studies of the electronic transitions of aqueous azide anion. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 105(37)
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., & Kelley, DF. (2001). Photophysics and Relaxation Dynamics of Ru(4,4′Dicarboxy-2,2′-bipyridine)<inf>2</inf>cis(NCS)<inf>2</inf> in Solution. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 105(16), 4019-4028
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., Stockwell, D., & Kelley, AM. (2001). Symmetry breaking effects in NO<inf>3</inf><sup>-</sup>: Raman spectra of nitrate salts and ab initio resonance Raman spectra of nitrate-water complexes. Journal of Chemical Physics. 114(14), 6249-6258
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., & Kelley, AM. (2000). Far-UV resonance Raman spectra of nitrate ion in solution: Vibrational and solvent dynamics.. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 220, U185-U185
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Kelley, AM., Egolf, DS., & Waterland, MR. (2000). Resonance Raman excitation profiles of carbazole/tcne: Interference effects between nearby potential surfaces.. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 219, U279-U279
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., & Gordon, KC. (2000). Electronic absorption, resonance Raman and excited-state resonance Raman spectroscopy of rhenium(I) and copper(I) complexes, with substituted dipyrido[3,2-a : 2',3'-c]phenazine ligands, and their electron reduced products. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy. 31(4), 243-253
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., Flood, A., & Gordon, KC. (2000). Metal-to-ligand charge-transfer excited-states in binuclear copper(I) complexes. Tuning MLCT excited-states through structural modification of bridging ligands. A resonance Raman study. Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions. (2), 121-127
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., & Kelley, AM. (2000). Far-ultraviolet resonance Raman spectroscopy of nitrate ion in solution. Journal of Chemical Physics. 113(16), 6760-6773
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Chikan, V., Waterland, MR., Huang, JM., & Kelley, DF. (2000). Relaxation and electron transfer dynamics in bare and DTDCI sensitized MoS<inf>2</inf> nanoclusters. Journal of Chemical Physics. 113(13), 5448-5456
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Egolf, DS., Waterland, MR., & Kelley, AM. (2000). Resonance Raman intensity analysis of the carbazole/tetracyanoethylene charge-transfer complex: Mode-specific reorganization energies for a hole-transport molecule. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 104(46), 10727-10737
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., Gordon, KC., McGarvey, JJ., & Jayaweera, PM. (1998). Spectroscopic and electrochemical studies of a series of copper(I) and rhenium(I) complexes with substituted dipyrido[3,2-a:2′,3′-c]-phenazine ligands. Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions. (4), 609-616
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., Simpson, TJ., Gordon, KC., & Burrell, AK. (1998). Spectroelectrochemical studies and excited-state resonance-Raman spectroscopy of some mononuclear rhenium(I) polypyridyl bridging ligand complexes. Crystal structure determination of tricarbonylchloro[2,3-di(2-pyridyl)quinoxaline]rhenium(I). Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions. (1), 185-192
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M.

Conference

Swanson, AJ., Raymond, SG., Janssens, S., Breukers, RD., Bhuiyan, MDH., Lovell-Smith, JW., . . . Waterland, MR.Polyimide coated fibre Bragg grating based moisture sensor development. 2015 11th Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim, CLEO-PR 2015.
[Conference]Authored by: Waterland, M.
singh, S., Golding, M., Jones, J., Davies, C., Fullard, LA., Waterland, M., . . . Archer, R. (2015). Film Thickness Studies Of Aqueous Polymer And Polymer-surfactant Complex Bubbles In Air. Poster session presented at the meeting of APCCHE2015. Melbourne
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Archer, R., Davies, C., Fullard, L., Golding, M., Jones, J., Waterland, M.
Plieger, PG., Waterland, M., & Blazek, J. (2013). A Thiol-finctionalised salicylaldimine ligand: Synthesis and structural analysis of Cu(II) Complexes. Poster session presented at the meeting of NZ Institute of Chemistry National Conference 2013. Victory University, Wellington
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Plieger, P., Waterland, M.
Farnworth, MJ., Beausoleil, NJ., Adams, NJ., Barett, LA., Stevenson, M., Thomas, DG., . . . Stafford, KJ. (2012). Validating the use of a carbon dioxide laser for assessing nociceptive thresholds in adult domestic cats (Felis catus). (pp. 10 - 11). , Australasia-Africa Regional Meeting of the International Society for Applied Ethology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Stafford, K., Thomas, D., Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., Telfer, SG., Patty, P., Otter, CA., & Williams, MAK. (2011, February). Nanoparticle Assembly by Supramolecular Catenation. Presented at AMN5 Conference. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., McLean, TM., & Telfer, SG. (2009, February). Tunable excitons in metallodipyrrins. Presented at AMN4 Conference. University of Otago, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., Lind, S., & Gordon, K. (2008, November). Excited-state dynamics of metal to ligand charge transfer states from resonance Raman intensities. Presented at Chemistry and the Biosphere Conference. University of Otago, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., Waterhouse, G., & Bennett, AE. (2007, February). Self-assembled colloidal crystals as templates for nanostructured materials. Presented at 3rd International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., Howell, SL., & Gordon, K. (2007, January). Geometry changes in metal-to-ligand charge-transfer excited states from Resonance Raman Intensity Analysis. Presented at 1st Asian Spectroscopy Conference and Asian Biospectroscopy Conference. Bangalore, India.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., & Gordon, K. (2006). Photoinduced geometry changes from ground-state resonance Raman intensities and density functional theory calculations. In Back to the Basics: From Small Molecules to Materials and Surfaces: Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC) 2006 Conference(pp. 200). : New Zealand Institute of Chemistry
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Davidson, RJ., Ainscough, EW., Brodie, AM., Harrison, JA., & Waterland, MR. (2006). Transition metal interactions with ring nitrogens in a cyclophosphazene ring. In Back to the Basics: From Small Molecules to Materials and Surfaces: Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC) 2006 Conference(pp. 141 - 143). : New Zealand Institute of Chemistry
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Harrison, J., Waterland, M.
Davidson, RJ., Ainscough, EW., Brodie, AM., Harrison, JA., & Waterland, MR. (2006). Transition metal interactions with ring nitrogens in a cyclophosphazene ring. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC) 2006 Conference. Rotorua, NZ
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Harrison, J., Waterland, M.
Schwanitz, B., Waterland, MR., & Officer, DL. (2006). Inhomogeneity and interfacial electron transfer: A resonance Raman study. Poster session presented at the meeting of Inaugural Electromaterials Science Symposium: The Role and Impact of Nanostructure. University of Wollongong, NSW
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Swanson, AJ., & Waterland, MR. (2006). Optical spectroscopy of ionic liquids: Polarizability and reorganization energy. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2nd Australian Symposium on Ionic Liquids. Melbourne, VIC
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR. (2005, February). Resonance Raman probe of solvent effects in charge-transfer processes. Presented at Second International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. Queenstown, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Ting, Y., Waterland, MR., & Officer, DL. (2004, June). Nanoparticle synthesis. Presented at New Zealand ICMS 2004 Satellite Research Symposium. Queenstown, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., Howell, S., & Gordon, KC. (2004, December). Resonance Raman intensity analysis and DFT calculations for MLT transitions in copper(I) polypyridyl complexes. Presented at NZIC Inorganic and Organometallic Specialist Group Conference. Kenepuru Sound, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR. (2004). Resonance Raman intensity analysis of nonlinear optical chromophores in liquid and polymer solutions. (pp. 327 - 328). , Proceedings of the XIXth International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy Collingwood, VIC: CSIRO Publishing
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., & Kelley, AM. (2000, August). Far-uv resonance Raman spectra of nitrate ion in solution: vibrational and solvent dynamics. Presented at 220th ACS National Meeting. Washington, DC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR., & Gordon, KC.Determination of the lowest excited state of metal complexes of dipyrido[3, 2-a:2′,3′-c]phenazine. Laser Chemistry. 19 (1-4)(pp. 287 - 289). 0278-6273.
[Conference]Authored by: Waterland, M.

Other

Waterland, MR. (2006). Year 10 science field trip.
[Other]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR. (2006, August). Kitchen science. In Lytton Street School. Presented at Feilding, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Waterland, M.
Waterland, MR. (2004). Artificial photosynthesis, light-harvesting electrons with nanostructures. 2004 Chemistry Teacher's Meeting
[Other]Authored by: Waterland, M.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 3 6
Co-supervisor 1 4

Teaching

The Nanoscience major was introduced to Massey in 2009 and is the only undergraduate nanoscience programme in New Zealand. Nanoscience offers a unique interdisciplinary approach to teaching undergraduate science. We discuss the latest developments in the field (e.g. graphene, plasmonics), building on a rigorous foundation in chemistry, physics and biology.

I have introduced guided-inquiry laboratory practices to the undergraduate programme at 100-level and 300-level and am currently developing the use of audience response systems for large (and small) classroom teaching.

I teach Nanoscience, Chemistry and Physics. I encourage students to utilise their mathematics skills and am currently investigating the use of the WolframAlpha app for smartphones and tablets in teaching physical chemistry, nanoscience and statistical physics.

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Megha Suden - Doctor of Philosophy
    Analysis of toxic contaminants in food using SERS
  • Ashley Way - Doctor of Philosophy
    Edge Functionalisation of Graphene Nanoribbons with a Boron Dipyrrin Complex

Co-supervisor of:

  • Luca Panizzi - Doctor of Philosophy
    Biomarker profiling of biologic fluids and tissues from horses with induced carpal osteoarthritis

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2017 - Haidee Dykstra - Doctor of Philosophy
    At the Cutting edge: Structural analysis and chemical modification of the edges of mechanically cleaved graphene nanoribbons
  • 2015 - Adam Swanson - Doctor of Philosophy
    Sensors for Optics-Based Strain, Temperature and Chemical Sensing
  • 2013 - Yasar Kutuvantavida - Doctor of Philosophy
    Optical Properties of Organic NLO Chromophores for Terahertz Applications
  • 2013 - ~ Islah-U-Din - Doctor of Philosophy
    Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Layered Electronic Materials
  • 2010 - Xiuqian Jiang - Doctor of Philosophy
    Gold nanoparticles for biosensor development
  • 2008 - Yvonne Ting - Doctor of Philosophy
    Designer Intelligent Materials.

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2015 - Kelsey Mortensen - Doctor of Philosophy
    Development of a New Cathode for Aqueous Rechargeable Batteries
  • 2015 - Saymore Mutsamwira - Doctor of Philosophy
    Towards DNA-Chromophore Supramolecular Assemblies for Photon Upconversion
  • 2013 - Tracey McLean - Doctor of Philosophy
    The synthesis & spectroscopy of dipyrrins and their metal complexes
  • 2012 - Ross Davidson - Doctor of Philosophy
    Cyclo- And Polyphosphazenes Grafted With Tridentate Ligands Coordinated To Iron(II) And Ruthenium (II)

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