Gabriel Rudebusch

A photo of Gabriel Rudebusch

Assistant Professor


501P Mark Jefferson Science Complex


[email protected]


  • B.S., University of Nevada, Reno (2010)
  • Ph.D., University of Oregon (2016)
  • Postdoc., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2019)
    Organic Chemistry

Interests and Expertise

My research involves the synthesis and study of organic compounds with unique and useful electronic properties. One goal is to design air-stable molecules with diradical or polyradical character and eventually use these materials in organic electronics applications. My expertise resides in organic synthesis, reaction methodology development, air-free techniques, preparation of organometallic complexes and analytical chemistry/reaction kinetics. I am also involved in the development of teaching methods that leverage the chemistry of bread, cooking, fermentation and health as a way for students to bridge the chemistry of carbon to their own world.


  • 371-373 Organic Chemistry

Publications and Presentations

  • Rudebusch, G. E.; Zafra, J. L.; Jorner, K.; Fukuda, K.; Marshall, J. L.; Arrechea-Marcos, I.; Espejo, G. L.; Ortiz, R. P.; Gómez-García, C. J.; Zakharov, L. N.; Nakano, M.; Ottosson, H.; Casado, J.; Haley, M. M. Diindeno-fusion of an anthracene as a design strategy for stable organic biradicals. Nature Chem. 2016, 8, 753–759.
  • Rudebusch, G. E.; Espejo, G. L.; Zafra, J. L.; Peña-Alvarez, M.; Spisak, S. N.; Fukuda, K.; Wei, Z.; Nakano, M.; Petrukhina, M. A.; Casado, J.; Haley, M. M. A Biradical Balancing Act: Redox Amphoterism in a Diindenoanthracene Derivative Results from Quinoidal Acceptor and Aromatic Donor Motifs. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 12648–12654
  • Rudebusch, G. E.; Fix, A. G.; Henthorn, H. A.; Vonnegut, C. L.; Zakharov, L. N.; Haley, M. M. Quinoidal Diindenothienoacenes: Synthesis and Properties of New Functional Organic Materials. Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 3627–3633.