Cliff Kubiak

Clifford P. Kubiak

Group 2019

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

November 2019
- Daphne defends her thesis on November 14th entitled "Photochemical and Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide" Congratulations to Po Ling (Daphne) Cheung, PhD!

October 2019
- Re(tBu-bpy)(CO)3Cl Supported on Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Selectively Reduces CO2 in Water . Zhanaidarova, A.; Jones, S.C.; Despagnet-Ayoub, E.; Pimentel, B.R.; Kubiak, C.P.J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, ASAP.

October 2019
- Photooxidative Generation of Dodecaborate-Based Weakly Coordinating Anions . Axtell, J.C.; Messina, M.S.; Liu, J.Y.; Galaktionova, D.; Schwan, J.; Porter, T.M.; Savage, M.D.; Wixtrom, A.I.; Rheingold, A.L.; Kubiak, C.P.; Winkler, J.R.; Gray, H.B.; Kral, P.; Alexandrova, A.N.; Spokoyny, A.M. Inorg. Chem., 2019, 58 10516-10526.

September 2019
- Thermodynamic Targeting of Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction: Advantages, Limitations, and Insights for Catalyst Design. Ostericher, A.L.; Porter, T.M.; Reineke, M.H.; Kubiak, C.P. Dalton Trans., 2019, Accepted Manuscript.

September 2019
- Improving Photocatalysis for the Reduction of CO2 through non-Covalent Supramolecular Assembly. Cheung, P.L.; Kapper, S.C.; Zeng, T.; Thompson, M.E.; Kubiak, C.P. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, Accepted Manuscript.

August 2019
- Andy defends his thesis on August 9th entitled "Thermodynamic Strategies of Electrocatalyst Design for CO2 Reduction" Congratulations to Andrew Ostericher, PhD!

August 2019
- Kubiak group welcomes its newest Postdoc: Jacob.

July 2019
- Steric and Electronic Control of an Ultrafast Isomerization. Porter, T.M.; Ostericher, A.L.; Kubiak, C.P. Chemical Science 2019, 10, 7907-7912.

June 2019
- Alma defends her thesis on June 7th entitled "Electrodes modified with molecular catalysts for the electrochemical reduction of CO2 to CO" Congratulations to Alma Zhanaidarova, PhD!

May 2019
- Heterogenized Molecular Catalysts: Vibrational Sum-Frequency Spectroscopic, Electrochemical, and Theoretical Investigations. Ge. A.; Rudshteyn, B.; Videla, P.E.; Miller, C.J.; Kubiak, C.P.; Batista, V.S.; Lian, T. Accounts of Chemical Research 2019, 52, 1289-1300.

April 2019
- Daphne competes in the finals of the GradSlam Competition at UCSD. Congrats Daphne!

March 2019
- Tyler defends his thesis on March 22nd entitled "From Electron Transfer to Isomerization: Chemical Dynamics on the Ultrafast Timescale" Congratulations to Tyler Porter, PhD!

February 2019
- Facile Solvent-Free Synthesis of Thin Iron Porphyrin COFs on Carbon Cloth Electrodes for CO2 Reduction. Cheung, P.L.; Lee, S.K.; Kubiak, C.P. Chem. Mater. 2019, 31, 1908-1919

February 2019
- Cliff wins the 2018 Richard C. Tolman Medal presented by the Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society. Congrats Cliff!

January 2019
- Kubiak group welcomes its newest PhD students: Nicole and Thomas.

December 2018
- CO2 Reduction Catalysts on Gold Electrode Surfaces Influenced by Large Electric Fields. Clark, M.L.; Ge, A.; Videla, P.E.; Rudshteyn, B.; Miller, C.J.; Song, J.; Batista, V.S.; Lian, T.; Kubiak, C.P. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, Article ASAP.

November 2018
- Tyler and Cliff's paper is highlighted in Chemistry World! Congratulations Cliff and Tyler!

November 2018
- Daphne receives the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Winter Quarter, 2019. Congratulations, Daphne!

October 2018
- Selective Reduction of CO2 to CO by a Molecular Re(ethynyl-bpy)(CO)3Cl Catalyst and Attachment to Carbon Electrode Surfaces. Zhanaidarova, A.; Ostericher A.L.; Miller, C.J.; Jones, S.C.; Kubiak, C.P. Organometallics 2018, Article ASAP.

Past Events and Publications