Dr. Kubiak’s research interests involve the electrochemical reduction of CO2, catalysis, mechanistic inorganic chemistry, and electron transfer chemistry.

Within JCAP, Dr. Kubiak’s research centers around the electrochemical reduction of CO2, including the discovery of new materials for the selective and efficient reduction of CO2 to more highly reduced species, especially methanol, as well as promoters and co-catalysts for the reduction of CO2.


Selected Publications

Ostericher, A., Waldie, K., Kubiak, C. Utilization of thermodynamic scaling relationships in hydricity to develop nickel HER electrocatalysts with weak acids and low overpotentials. ACS Catalysis, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b02922 (2018).

Waldie, K., Ostericher, A. L., Reineke, M. H., Sasayama, A. F., Kubiak, C. P. Hydricity of Transition-Metal Hydrides: Thermodynamic Considerations for CO2 Reduction. ACS Catalysis, 8(2), 1313-1324, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b03396 (2018).

Waldie, K., Brunner, F. M., Kubiak, C. P., Transition Metal Hydride Catalysts for Sustainable Interconversion of CO2 and Formate: Thermodynamic and Mechanistic Considerations. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b00628 (2018).

Sieh, D. & Kubiak, C. P. 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. Chemistry, A European Journal, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201600679 (2016).

Lilio, A. M. et al. Incorporation of pendant bases into Rh(diphosphine)2 complexes: Synthesis, thermodynamic studies, and catalytic CO2 hydrogenation activity of [Rh(P2N2)2]+ complexes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b04291 (2015).

Sieh, D., Lacy, D. C., Peters, J. C. & Kubiak, C. P. Reduction of CO2 by Pyridine Monoimine Molybdenum Carbonyl Complexes: Cooperative Metal–Ligand Binding of CO2. Chemistry – A European Journal, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201500463 (2015).

For a complete list of publications, see JCAP publications page.


Additional Information

Kubiak Group:  http://kubiak.ucsd.edu/