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 2016
- Tuning Electron Delocalization and Transfer Rates in Mixed-Valent Ru3O Complexes Through ‘Push-Pull’ Effects. Porter, T.M.; Canzi, G.C.; Chabolla, S.A.; Kubiak, C.P. J. Phys. Chem. A, 2016 Just Accepted.

July 2016
- Melissa, Mark, and Cliff attend the Organometallics Gordon Research Conference in Newport, RI.

July 2016
- Interrogating heterobimetallic co-catalytic responses for the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 using supramolecular assembly. Machan, C.W.; Kubiak, C.P. Dalton Trans. 2016 Just Accepted.

June 2016
- A Series of Diamagnetic Pyridine Monoimine Rhenium Complexes with Different Degrees of Metal-to-Ligand Charge Transfer: Correlating 13C NMR Chemical Shifts with Bond Lengths in Redox-Active Ligands. Sieh, D.; Kubiak, C.P. Chem. Eur. J. 2016 22(30) 10638-10650.

June 2016
- Improving the Efficiency and Activity of Electrocatalysts for the Reduction of CO2 Through Supramolecular Assembly with Amino Acid-Modified Ligands. Machan, C.W.; Yin, J.; Chabolla, S.A.; Gilson, M.K.; Kubiak, C.P. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016 138(26) 8184-8193.

May 2016
- Mark receives a Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Distinguished Graduate Student Award. Congratulations, Mark!

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 55 (6) 3136-3144.

March 2016
- The Kubiak group attends the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in San Diego.

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 3 711-717.

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, 55 (6) 3192-3198.

February 2016
- "Basolo Medal to Clifford Kubiak" is written up in the Awards section of C&EN magazine.

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.

Past Events and Publications