Educational & Professional Experience
- B.A. Chemistry, Augustana College, 2000.
- Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Oregon, 2005.
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity University, 2005-2007.
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Augustana College, 2007.
- Assistant Professor, Western Washington University, 2008-2014
- Visiting Research Associate, UC Irvine, 2015-2016.
Research in the Gilbertson lab is focused on scientific problems dealing with global climate change and CO2 utilization. Our 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.
Burns, K. T.; Marks, W. R.; Cheung, P. M.; Seda, T.; Zakharov, L. N.; Gilbertson, J. D. Uncoupled Redox-Inactive Lewis Acids in the Secondary Coordination Sphere Entice Ligand-Based Nitrite Reduction. Inorg. Chem. 2018; ASAP, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b00032
Delgado, M.; Gilbertson, J. D. Ligand-Based Reduction of Nitrate to Nitric Oxide Utilizing a Proton-Responsive Secondary Coordination Sphere. Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 11249-11252. DOI: 10.1039/C7CC06541H
Kwon, Y.; Delgado, M.; Zakharov, L.; Seda, T.; Gilbertson, J. D. Nitrite Reduction by a Pyridinediimine Complex with a Proton-Responsive Secondary Coordination Sphere. Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 11016-11019. DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05962G
Hartle, M. D.; Delgado, M.; Gilbertson, J. D.; Pluth, M. D. Stabilization of a Zn(II) Hydrosulfido Complex Utilizing a Hydrogen-Bond Accepting Ligand. Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 7680-7682. DOI: 10.1039/C6CC01373B
Cheung, P. M.; Berger, R. F.; Zakharov, L. N.; Gilbertson, J. D. Square Planar Cu(I) Stabilized by a Pyridinediimine Ligand. Chem. Commun. 2016,52, 4156-4159. DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00271D
Delgado, M.; Ziegler, J. M.; Seda, T.; Zakharov, L. N.; Gilbertson, J. D. Pyridinediimine Iron Complexes with Pendant Redox-Inactive Metals Located in the Secondary Coordination Sphere. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 555–557. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b02544.