Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
Educational & Professional Experience
- B.S. Chemistry, Augustana College, 2000.
- Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Oregon, 2005.
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity University.
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Augustana College.
Research in the Gilbertson lab is focused on scientific problems dealing with global climate change and CO2 utilization. Our projects address these issues from very different approaches. My first set of projects involve the integration of active-type (AT) and passive-type (PT) ligand-based reduction principles and motifs for small molecule activation. These projects are synthetic-inorganic in nature specifically aimed at the homogeneous reduction of CO2 into useable feedstocks and fuels. These projects involve the synthesis of coordination compounds composed of earth abundant metals and ligands with reaction directors and redox active sites engineered into both the primary and secondary coordination sphere.
Erickson, C. S.; Bradshaw, L. R.; McDowall, S. M.; Gilbertson, J. D.; Gamelin, D. R.; Patrick, D. L. Zero-Reabsorption Doped-Nanocrystal Luminescent Solar Concentrators. ACS Nano 2014, 8, 3461-3467.
Benjamin, W. E.; Veit, D. R.; Perkins, M. J.; Bain, E.; Scharnhorst, K.; McDowall, S.; Patrick, D. L.; Gilbertson, J. D. Sterically Engineered Perylene Dyes for High Efficiency Luminescent Solar Concentrators. Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 1291-1293. Article selected as ACS Editor's Choice.
Thammavongsy, Z.; Breuhuas-Alvarez, A. G.; LeDoux, M.; Seda, T.; Zakharov, L. N.; Gilbertson, J. D. Pyridinediimine Iron Dicarbonyl Complexes with Pendant Lewis Bases and Lewis Acids Located in the Secondary Coordination Sphere. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 4008-4015. Invited Article for Special Cluster Issue on Small Molecule Activation.
Thammavongsy, Z.; Seda, T.; Zakharov, L. N.; Kaminsky, W.; Gilbertson, J. D. Ligand-Based Reduction of CO2 and Subsequent Release of CO on Iron(II) Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 9168–9170.
Kendall, A. J.; Zakharov, L. N.; Gilbertson, J. D. Synthesis and Stabilization of a Monomeric Iron(II) Hydroxo Complex via Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonding in the Secondary Coordination Sphere Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 8656–8658.
Chandler, B. D.; Long, C.; Gilbertson, J. D.; Pursell, C. J.; Vijayaraghavan, G.; Stevenson, K. J. Enhanced Oxygen Activation over Supported Bimetallic Au-Ni Catalysts J. Phys. Chem. C, 2010, 114,11498–11508.
Yau, S. H.; Varnavski, O.; Gilbertson, J. D.; Chandler, B. D.; Ramakrishna, G.; Goodson, T.; An Ultrafast Optical Study of Small Gold Monolayer Protected Clusters: A Closer Look at Emission J. Phys. Chem. C, 2010, 114, 15979–15985.