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

March 2016
- Kubiak group welcomes a new post-doc, Kate Waldie, who recently completed her PhD work at Stanford University.

March 2016
- Re(I) NHC Complexes for Electrocatalytic Conversion of CO2. Stanton, C.J.; Machan, C.W.; Vandezande, J.E.; Jin, T.; Majetich, G.F.; Schaefer, H.F.; Kubiak, C.P.; Li, G.; Agarwal, J. Inorg. Chem., 2016 Article ASAP

March 2016
- Rapid synthesis of redox-active dodecaborane B12(OR)12 clusters under ambient conditions. Wixtrom, A.I.; Shao, Y.; Jung, D.; Machan, C.W.; Kevork, S.N.; Qian, E.A.; Axtell, J.C.; Khan, S.I.; Kubiak, C.P.; Spokoyny, A.M. Inorg. Chem. Front., 2016 Article ASAP

March 2016
- Alissa and Melissa receive the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Graduate Diversity and Outreach Award. Congratulations!

March 2016
- Characterizing interstate vibrational coherent dynamics of surface adsorbed catalysts by fourth-order 3D SFG spectroscopy. Li, Y.; Wang, J.; Clark, M.L.; Kubiak, C.P.; Xiong, W. Chem. Phys. Lett., 2016 650, 1-6.

March 2016
- Photocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to CO and HCO2H Using fac-Mn(CN)(bpy)(CO)3. Cheung, P.L.; Machan, C.W.; Malkhasian, A.Y.; Agarwal, J.; Kubiak, C.P. Inorg. Chem., 2016, Article ASAP.

January 2016
- Nitrite reduction on a multimetallic porphyrin/polyoxotungstate layer-by-layer modified electrodes. Garcia, M.; Honores, J.; Quezada, D.; Diaz, C.; Dreyse, P.; Celis, F.; Kubiak, C.P.; Canzi, G.; Guzman, F.; Aguirre, M.J.; Isaacs, M. Electrochim. Acta, 2016, 192, 61-71.

January 2016
- Electronic effects on the catalytic disproportionation of formic acid to methanol by [Cp*IrIII(R-bpy)Cl]Cl complexes. Sasayama, A.F.; Moore, C.E.; Kubiak, C.P. Dalton Trans., 2016, 45 2436-2439.

January 2016
- Manganese Electrocatalysts with Bulky Bipyridine Ligands: Utilizing Lewis Acids to Promote Carbon Dioxide Reduction at Low Overpotentials. Sampson, M.D.; Kubiak, C.P. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138(4) 1386-1393.

January 2016
- Kubiak group welcomes its newest PhD students: Andrew, Felix, Nicole, and Han.

January 2016
- Competing Ferro- and Antiferromagnetic Interactions in a Hexagonal Bipyramidal Nickel Thiolate Cluster. Hamaguchi, T.; Doud, M.D.; Hilgar, J.; Rinehart, J.D.; Kubiak, C.P. Daton Trans., 2016, 45 2374-2377.

January 2016
- Orientation of Cyano-Substituted Bipyridine Re(I) fac-Tricarbonyl Electrocatalysts Bound to Conducting Au Surfaces. Clark, M.L.; Rudshteyn, B.; Ge, A.; Chabolla, S.A.; Machan, C.W.; Psciuk, B.T.; Song, J.; Canzi, G.; Lian, T.; Batista, V.S.; Kubiak, C.P. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120 (3) 1657-16657.

December 2015
- Matt defends his thesis entitled "Rhenium and manganese bipyridine tricarbonyl catalysts for the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide" Congratulations to Matthew Sampson, PhD!

December 2015
- Mike defends his thesis entitled "Synthetic Advances for P2N2 Molecular Electrocatalysts with Pendant Bases in the Second-coordination Sphere" Congratulations to Michael Doud, PhD!

November 2015
- Mark defends his thesis entitled "Electrochemical Methods Towards Sustainable Chemistry" Congratulations to Mark Llorente, PhD!

October 2015
- Short-range catalyst-surface interactions revealed by heterodyne two-dimensional sum frequency generation. Wang, J.; Clark, M.L.; Li, Y.; Kaslan, C.L.; Kubiak, C.P.; Xiong, W. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2015, 6, 4204-4209.

September 2015
- Fe-Porphyrin Based MOF Films as High-Surface-Concentration, Heterogeneous Catalysts for Electrochemical Reduction of CO2. Hod, I.; Sampson, M.D.; Deria, P.; Kubiak, C.P.; Farha, O.K.; Hupp, J.T. ACS Catal., 2015, 5, 6302-6309.

September 2015
- A porous proton-relaying metal-organic framework material that accelerates electrochemical hydrogen evolution. Hod, I.; Deria, P.; Bury, W.; Mondloch, J.E.; Kung, C-W.; So, M.; Sampson, M.D.; Peters, A.W.; Kubiak, C.P.; Farha, O.K.; Hupp, J.T. Nature Commun., 2015, 6, 8304.

September 2015
- Kubiak Group attends the Southern California Inorganic Photophysics (SCIP) Conference on Catalina Island. Ten group members gave talks.

Past Events and Publications