Clifford P. Kubiak

Past Events and Publications


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 the 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.

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.

August 2015
- Jesse defends his thesis entitled "The Homogeneous Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Carbon Monoxide by Ni(cyclam)" Congratulations to Jesse Froehlich, PhD!

August 2015
- Alyssia defends her thesis entitled "Studies of Carbon Dioxide Reduction by Metal P2N2 Complexes." Congratulations to Alyssia Lilio, PhD!

August 2015
- Cliff, Melissa, and Charlie participate in the 250th ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA.

August 2015
- Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide by Mn(CN)(2,2′-bipyridine)(CO)3: CN Coordination Alters Mechanism. Machan, C.W.; Stanton III, C.J.; Vandazande, J.E.; Majetich, G.F.; Schaefer, H.F.; Kubiak, C.P.; Agarwal, J. Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54(17), 8849-8856.

July 2015
- Cliff, Matt, Mark R. and Charlie participate the Organometallic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference in Newport, RI.

July 2015
- Reductive Disproportionation of Carbon Dioxide by an Alkyl-Functionalized Pyridine Monoimine Re(I) fac-Tricarbonyl Electrocatalyst. Machan, C.W.; Chabolla, S.A.; Kubiak, C.P. Organometallics, 2015, 34(19) 4678-4683.

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!

December 2014
- Electron-Transfer Reactions of Electronically Excited Zinc Tetraphenylporphyrin with Multinuclear Ruthenium Complexes. Henderson, J.; Glover, S.D.; Lear, B.J.; Walker, D.; Winkler, J.R.; Gray, H.B.; Kubiak, C.P.; J. Phys. Chem. B, 2015, 119 (24) 7473-7479.

December 2014
- Synthesis, Spectroscopy, and Electrochemistry of (α-Diimine)M(CO)3Br, M = Mn, Re, Complexes: Ligands Isoelectronic to Bipyridyl Show Differences in CO2 Reduction. Vollmer, M.W.; Machan, C.W.; Clark, M.L.; Antholine, W.E.; Agarwal, J.; Schaefer III, H.F.; Kubiak, C.P.; Walensky, J.R.; Organomet., 2015, 34 (1) 3-12.

December 2014
- Kubiak Group welcomes its newest lab members: Gwen Merlen, Tyler Porter, and Po Ling Cheung (Daphne).

November 2014
- Mechanistic Contrasts between Manganese and Rhenium Bipyridine Electrocatalysts for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide. Riplinger, C.; Sampson, M.D.; Ritzmann, A.M.; Kubiak, C.P.; Carter, E.A. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136(46) 16285-16298.

September 2014
- Kubiak Group goes to Catalina Island for the Southern California Inorganic Photochemistry Conference (SCIP) September 26-28, where 11 group members gave talks.

September 2014
- Photoinduced Mixed Valency in Zinc Porphyrin Dimer of Triruthenium Cluster Dyads. Henderson, J.; Kubiak, C.P. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53(20) 11298-11306.

September 2014
- Supramolecular Assembly Promotes the Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide by Re(I) Bipyridine Catalysts at a Lower Overpotential. Machan, C.W.; Chabolla, S.A.; Yin, J.; Gilson, M.K.; Tezcan, F.A.; Kubiak, C.P. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136(41) 14598-14607.

September 2014
- Kubiak Group welcomes Professor Tomohiko Hamaguchi of Fukuoka University who will be on sabbatical with us for one year.

August 2014
- Kubiak Group welcomes Gwen Merlen, a summer rotation graduate student.

August 2014
- The Kubiak Group attends the 248th ACS National Meeting in San Francisco.

August 2014
- Cliff and Jane attend the Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions Gordon Research Conference in Newport, RI.

July 2014
- Combined steric and electronic effects of positional substitution on dimethyl-bipyridine rhenium(I)tricarbonyl electrocatalysts for the reduction of CO2. Chabolla, S.A.; Dellamary, E.A.; Machan, C.W.; Tezcan, F.A.; Kubiak; C.P.; Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2014, 422(1) 109-113.

July 2014
- Cliff, John, and Charlie attend the Organometallic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference in Newport, RI.

July 2014
- Kubiak Group welcomes Tyler Porter, a summer rotation graduate student. He is a recent graduate from Arizona State University.

June 2014
- Group member Gabriele Canzi receives his Ph.D. in Chemistry. He will be starting as R&D Engineer at PTD Intel, Portland in August.

June 2014
- Group member David Ung receives his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He is starting graduate school in the fall at the University of Washington.

May 2014
- Kubiak Group welcomes Dr. John Walzer, a Senior Research Scientist at Exxon-Mobil who will be on sabbatical with us through September.

April 2014
- Developing a Mechanistic Understanding of Molecular Electrocatalysts for CO2 Reduction using Infrared Spectroelectrochemistry. Machan, C.W.; Sampson, M.D.; Chabolla, S.A.; Dang, T.; Kubiak, C.P. Organomet., 2014, Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/om500044a.

April 2014
- Cliff is elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 2014
- Manganese Catalysts with Bulky Bipyridine Ligands for the Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide: Eliminating Dimerization and Altering Catalysis. Sampson, M.D.; Nguyen, A.D.; Grice, K.A.; Moore, C.E.; Rheingold, A.L.; Kubiak, C.P. J. Am. Chem. Sci., 2014, 136(14), 5460-5471.

April 2014
- Electrocatalytic CO2 by M(bpy-R)(CO)4 (M = Mo, W; R = H, tBu) complexes. Electrochemical, spectroscopic, and computational studies and comparison with group 7 catalysts. Clark, M.L.; Grice, K.A.; Moore, C.E.; Rheingold, A.L.; Kubiak, C.P. Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 1894-1900.

March 2014
- Cliff goes on sabbatical for one month with Jean-Michel Savéant at Paris Diderot University in Paris, France.

February 2014
- Kubiak Group members Matt, Mark R., and Melissa went to JCAP South at Caltech to perform Stopped-Flow UV-Vis experiments.

January 2014
- On the Observation of Intervalence Charge Transfer Bands in Hydrogen-Bonded Mixed-Valence Complexes. Canzi, G.; Goeltz, J.C.; Henderson, J.S.; Park, R.E.; Maruggi, C.; Kubiak, C.P.; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136(5), 1710-1713.

January 2014
- Chapter Five – Recent Studies of Rhenium and Manganese Bipyridine Carbonyl Catalysts for the Electrochemical Reduction of CO2. Grice, K.A.; Kubiak, C.P.; Adv. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 66, 163-188.

January 2014
- Electro and photoelectrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide on multimetallic porphyrins/polyoxotungstate modified electrodes. Garcia, M.; Aguirre, M.J.; Canzi, G.; Kubiak, C.P.; Ohlbaum, M.; Isaacs, M. Electrochim. Acta., 2014, 115, 146-154.

December 9, 2013
- The Kubiak Group hosted the 2013 AFOSR MURI Annual Review. Meeting Agenda

November 2013
- Direct Observation of the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide by Rhenium Bipyridine Catalysts. Sampson, M.D.; Froehlich, J.D.; Smieja, J.M.; Benson, E.E.; Sharp, I.D.; Kubiak, C.P. Energ. Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 3748-3755.

November 2013
- Masters student Ricardo Javier GonzálezIrias joins the Kubiak Group.

October 25, 2013
- Cliff participates in the Oesper Symposium in Cincinnati, OH

October 23, 2013
- Elucidation of the Selectivity of Proton-Dependent Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction by fac-Re(bpy)(CO)3Cl. Keith, J.A.; Grice, K.A.; Kubiak, C.P.; Carter, E.A.; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135 (42), 15823-15829.

October 23, 2013
- Elucidation of the Selectivity of Proton-Dependent Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction by fac-Re(bpy)(CO)3Cl. Keith, J.A.; Grice, K.A.; Kubiak, C.P.; Carter, E.A.; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135 (42), 15823-15829.

October 5, 2013
- Cliff participates in the Pauling Medal Symposium in Portland, OR.

September 4-6, 2013
- The Kubiak Group attended the Southern California Inorganic Photochemistry Conference (SCIP) on Santa Catalina Island. Fifteen group members gave talks on their research.

August 2013
- Almagul Zhanaidarova joins the Kubiak Group from the Materials Science and Engineering Department.

June 2013
- Group member Candace Seu receives her Ph.D. in Chemistry. She will be starting as a postdoctoral scholar at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

June 2013
- Group member Tim Pullock receives his B.S. in Chemistry. He is attending graduate school at the University of Washington.

June 2013
- Postdoctural scholar Dr. Kyle Grice leaves the group to start his position as Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at DePaul University, Chicago, IL.