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

March 2021
- Chris receives the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Spring Quarter, 2021. Congratulations, Chris!

January 2021
- Kubiak group welcomes its newest PhD students: Mori and Janine

January 2021
- Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 Using Group VII Metal Catalysts. Barrett, J.A.; Miller, C.J.; Kubiak, C.P. Trends in Chemistry 2021, In Press. UC Link (pdf)

November 2020
- Investigation of Immobilization Effects on Ni(P2N2)2 Electrocatalysts. Brunner, F.M.; Neville, M.L.; Kubiak, C.P. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 23, 16872-16881.

October 2020
- Approaches to Controlling Homogeneous Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide. Barrett, J.A.; Brunner, F.M.; Cheung, P.L.; Kubiak, C.P.; Lee, G.L.; Miller, C.J.; Waldie, K.M.; Zhanaidarova, A. Carbon Dioxide Electrochemistry: Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis, 2020, 1-66.

August 2020
- Full Conformational Analyses of the Ultrafast Isomerization in Penta-coordinated Ru(S2C2(CF3)2)(CO)(PPh3)2: One Compound, Two Crystal Structures, Three CO Frequencies, 24 Stereoisomers, and 48 Transition States. Tang, H.; Porter, T.M.; Kubiak, C.P.; Hall, M.B. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 16, 11757-11796.

July 2020
- Electronic Structural Studies of the Ru3(III,II,II) Mixed-Valent State of Oxo-Centered Triruthenium Clusters. Palasz, J.M.; Porter, T.M.; Kubiak, C.P. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 15, 10532-10539.

January 2020
- Felix receives the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Spring Quarter, 2020. Congratulations, Felix!

January 2020
- Kubiak group welcomes its newest PhD students: Parker and Colin

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!

Past Events and Publications