Cliff Kubiak

Clifford P. Kubiak



The Kubiak Research Group

The Kubiak Research Group is located at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The Kubiak Group is composed of graduate, undergraduate, and postdoctoral researchers performing a variety of investigative studies in inorganic, materials, and physical chemistry.


Recent Events and Publications

August 2014
- Kubiak Group welcomes Gwen Merlen, a summer rotation graduate student.

August 2014
- The Kubiak Group attends the 248th ACS National Meeting in San Francisco.

August 2014
- Cliff and Jane attend the Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions Gordon Research Conference in Newport, RI.

July 2014
- Cliff, John, and Charlie attend the Organometallic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference in Newport, RI.

July 2014
- Kubiak Group welcomes Tyler Porter, a summer rotation graduate student. He is a recent graduate from Arizona State University.

June 2014
- Group member Gabriele Canzi receives his Ph.D. in Chemistry. He will be starting as R&D Engineer at PTD Intel, Portland in August.

June 2014
- Group member David Ung receives his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He is starting graduate school in the fall at the University of Washington.

May 2014
- Kubiak Group welcomes Dr. John Walzer, a Senior Research Scientist at Exxon-Mobil who will be on sabbatical with us through September.

April 2014
- Developing a Mechanistic Understanding of Molecular Electrocatalysts for CO2 Reduction using Infrared Spectroelectrochemistry. Machan, C.W.; Sampson, M.D.; Chabolla, S.A.; Dang, T.; Kubiak, C.P. Organomet., 2014, Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/om500044a.

April 2014
- Cliff is elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 2014
- Manganese Catalysts with Bulky Bipyridine Ligands for the Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide: Eliminating Dimerization and Altering Catalysis. Sampson, M.D.; Nguyen, A.D.; Grice, K.A.; Moore, C.E.; Rheingold, A.L.; Kubiak, C.P. J. Am. Chem. Sci., 2014, 136(14), 5460-5471.

April 2014
- Electrocatalytic CO2 by M(bpy-R)(CO)4 (M = Mo, W; R = H, tBu) complexes. Electrochemical, spectroscopic, and computational studies and comparison with group 7 catalysts. Clark, M.L.; Grice, K.A.; Moore, C.E.; Rheingold, A.L.; Kubiak, C.P. Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 1894-1900.

March 2014
- Cliff goes on sabbatical for one month with Jean-Michel Savéant at Paris Diderot University in Paris, France.

Past Events and Publications