Dr John Robertson

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Senior Lecturer - Chemistry

Email: jroberts@aut.ac.nz


  • MSc Chemistry
  • PhD Chemistry (Auckland)


I am a senior lecturer and program leader for Chemistry and food science in the School of Applied Sciences.
I have many years experience in commercial analytical laboratories in Canada and New Zealand.

Teaching Areas:

  • Environmental chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Process engineering

Current Research Projects:

My current research is high energy ball milling to remove pollutants from soils. This process has been successfully used in New Zealand and Alaska to clean up contaminated industrial sites.  
My other closely related interest is food and environmental analysis.


White W.L., Coveny A.H. Robertson J. and Clements K.D. (2010) Utilisation of mannitol by temperate marine herbivorous fishes. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 50 - 56.
Young, O., Kaushal, M., Robertson, J., Burns, H. and Nunns, S. (2010), Use of species other than oak to flavour wine: an exploratory survey. Journal of Food Science, 75: 490 – 498.