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

July 2015
- Reductive Disproportionation of Carbon Dioxide by an Alkyl-Functionalized Pyridine Monoimine Re(I) fac-Tricarbonyl Electrocatalyst. Machan, C.H.; Chabolla, S.A.; Kubiak, C.P. Organometallics, 2015, Article ASAP.

July 2015
- Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction to Formate Using a Mn(I) Molecular Catalyst in a Robust Metal–Organic Framework. Fei, H.; Sampson, M.D.; Lee, Y.; Kubiak, C.P.; Cohen, S.M. Inorg Chem., 2015, 54 (14), 6821-6828.

June 2015
- Electrocatalytic Dihydrogen Production by an Earth-Abundant Manganese Bipyridine Catalyst. Sampson, M.D.; Kubiak, C.P. Inorg Chem., 2015, 54 (14) 6674-6676.

June 2015
- A Molecular Ruthenium Electrocatalyst for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to CO and Formate. Machan, C.W.; Sampson, M.D.; Kubiak, C.P. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137 (26) 8564-8571.

June 2015
- Incorporation of Pendant Bases into Rh(diphosphine)2 Complexes: Synthesis, Thermodynamic Studies, And Catalytic CO2 Hydrogenation Activity of [Rh(P2N2)2]+ Complexes. Lilio, A.M.; Reineke, M.H.; Moore, C.E.; Rheingold, A.L.; Takase, M.K.; Kubiak, C.P. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137 (25) 8251-8260.

May 2015
- Melissa attends Cyclic Voltammetry International School (CVIS) at University Paris Diderot, a five-day CV training course in Paris, France.

April 2015
- Jane defends her thesis entitled "Photoinduced mixed-valency and delocalization dynamics in strongly coupled multinuclear ruthenium complexes." Congratulations to Jane Henderson, PhD!

April 2015
- Reduction of CO2 by Pyridine Monoimine Molybdenum Carbonyl Complexes: Cooperative Metal–Ligand Binding of CO2. Sieh, D.; Lacy, D.C.; Peters, J.C.; Kubiak, C.P.; Chem. Eur. J., 2015, 21 (23), 8497-8503.

March 2015
- Melissa receives the inaugural 'Area Safety Coordinator-Excellence in Safety Award', a jointly sponsored award by campus Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) and the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. The award is in recognition of Melissa’s outstanding contributions towards improving the culture of laboratory safety within the Kubiak Group and on a broader scale throughout the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.

March 2015
- Synthesis and Structural Studies of Nickel(0) Tetracarbene Complexes with the Introduction of a New Four-Coordinate Geometric Index, τδ. Reineke, M.H.; Sampson, M.D.; Rheingold, A.L.; Kubiak, C.P.; Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54 (7) 3211-3217.

March 2015
- The Homogeneous Reduction of CO2 by [Ni(cyclam)]+: Increased Catalytic Rates with the Addition of a CO Scavenger. Froehlich, J.D.; Kubiak, C.P.; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137 (10), 3565-3573.

February 2015
- Cliff is named the recipient of the 2015 Basolo Medal for Outstanding Research in Inorganic Chemistry. The medal will be presented on October 30th at Northwestern University.

February 2015
- Improved PeT Molecules for Optically Sensing Voltage in Neurons. Woodford C.R., Frady, P.E., Smith R.S., Morey B., Canzi G., Palida S.F., Araneda R.C., Kristan, W.B., Jr., Kubiak C.P., Miller E.W., and Tsien, R.Y. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137 (5), 1817-1824.

January 20th, 2015
- Kubiak Group hosts the 2014 AFOSR MURI Annual Review. See the Meeting Agenda and Poster Session Program

January 2015
- Matt receives the Teddy Traylor Award from the Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, a merit-based award recognizing past work and facilitating future work at the time when graduate students are immersed in research for their dissertation. Congratulations Matt!

Past Events and Publications