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 Journal articles

(All journal articles listed below are peer-reviewed except #31, indicates equal contributions)

Energy systems


32. Ziegler MS, Song J, Trancik JE. Determinants of Lithium-Ion Battery Technology Cost Decline. Energy & Environmental Science 2021, 14, 60746098. DOI: 10.1039/D1EE01313K

31. Ziegler MS. Evaluating and improving technologies for energy storage and backup power. Joule 2021, 5, 19251927. DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2021.07.015 (Invited "Preview" article, not peer-reviewed.)

30. Ziegler MS, Trancik JE. Re-Examining Rates of Lithium-Ion Battery Technology Improvement and Cost Decline. Energy & Environmental Science 2021, 14, 16351651. DOI: 10.1039/D0EE02681F.
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29. Ziegler MS, Mueller JM, Pereira GD, Song J, Ferrara M, Chiang Y-M, Trancik JE. Storage Requirements and Costs of Shaping Renewable Energy Toward Grid Decarbonization. Joule 2019, 3, 2134–2153. DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2019.06.012

Inorganic and organometallic chemistry 


28. Charles P, Gaspard ME, Alvarez S, Ziegler MS, Baldansuren A, Armstrong WH, Lakshmi KV, Bonitatibus PJ. Synthesis, Crystal Structure, EPR, and DFT Studies of an Unusually Distorted Vanadium(II) Complex. Dalton Trans. 2022, 51, 12031–12036. DOI: 10.1039/D2DT02392J.


27. Nicolay A, Héron J, Shin C, Kuramarohit S, Ziegler MS, Balcells D, Tilley TD. Unsymmetrical Naphthyridine-Based Dicopper(I) Complexes: Synthesis, Stability, and Carbon−Hydrogen Bond Activations. Organometallics 2021, 40, 1866–1873. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00188

26. Desnoyer AN, Nicolay A, Ziegler MS, Lakshmi KV, Cundari TR, Tilley TD. A Dicopper Nitrenoid by Oxidation of a CuICuI Core: Synthesis, Electronic Structure, and Reactivity. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 7135–7143. DOI:

25. Dombrowski JP, Ziegler MS, Phadke NM, Mansoor E, Levine DS, Head-Gordon M, Bell AT, Tilley TD. Siloxyaluminate and Siloxygallate Complexes as Models for Framework and Partially-Hydrolyzed Framework Sites in Zeolites and Zeotypes. Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 307315. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202002926


24. Desnoyer AN, Nicolay A, Rios P, Ziegler MS, Tilley TD. Bimetallics in a Nutshell: Complexes Supported by Chelating Naphthyridine-Based Ligands. Acc. Chem. Res. 2020, 53, 1944–1956. DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00382

23. Desnoyer AN, Nicolay A, Ziegler MS, Torquato NA, Tilley TD. A Dicopper Platform that Stabilizes the Formation of Pentanuclear Coinage Metal Hydride Complexes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 12769–12773. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202004346

22. Chang W-C, Raj A, Hiramatsu H, Li H-J, Ziegler MS, Lin Y, Huang S, Liu H-J. Linear, Mixed-Valent Homocatenated Tri-Tin Complexes Featuring Sn–Sn Bonds. Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 6786–6789. DOI: 10.1039/D0CC02699A

21. Nicolay A, Ziegler MS, Rochlitz L, Tilley TD. Low-Valent Iron and Cobalt Complexes Supported by a Rigid Xanthene-Based Disilylamido Ligand. Polyhedron 2020, 180, 114420. DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2020.114420 (Special issue dedicated to Prof. John Bercaw's 75th birthday)

20. Nicolay A, Ziegler MS, Small DW, Grünbauer R, Scheer M, Tilley TD. Isomerism and Dynamic Behavior of Bridging Phosphaalkynes Bound to a Dicopper Complex. Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 1607–1616. DOI: 10.1039/C9SC05835D


19. Nguyen AI, Van Allsburg KM, Terban MW, Bajdich M, Oktawiec J, Amtawong J, Ziegler MS, Dombrowski JP, Lakshmi KV, Drisdell WS, Yano J, Billinge SJL, Tilley TD. Stabilization of Reactive Co4O4 Cubane Oxygen-Evolution Catalysts within Porous Frameworks. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2019, 116, 11630–11639. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1815013116

18. Cai IC, Ziegler MS, Bunting PC, Nicolay A, Levine DS, Kalendra V, Smith PW, Lakshmi KV, Tilley TD. Monomeric, Divalent Vanadium Bis(arylamido) Complexes: Linkage Isomerism and Reactivity. Organometallics 2019, 38, 1648–1663. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00134


17. Ziegler MS, Torquato NA, Levine DS, Nicolay A, Celik H, Tilley TD. Dicopper Alkyl Complexes: Synthesis, Structure, and Unexpected Persistence. Organometallics 2018, 37, 2807–2823. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.8b00443

16. Liu H-J, Ziegler MS, Tilley TD. Synthesis, Structures, and Reactivity Studies of Cyclometalated N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Ruthenium. Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 12138–12146. DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01925H


15. Ye Q, Ziegler MS, Lakshmi KV, Tilley TD. Titanium Imido Complexes by Displacement of –SiMe3 and C–H Bond Activation in a TiIII Amido Complex, Promoted by a Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino) Carbene (cAAC). Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 2017, 2484–2487. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201700295

14. Ziegler MS, Lakshmi KV, Tilley TD. Dicopper Cu(I)Cu(I) and Cu(I)Cu(II) Complexes in Copper-Catalyzed Azide–Alkyne Cycloaddition. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 5378–5386. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b13261

13. Nguyen AI, Wang J, Levine DS, Ziegler MS, Tilley TD. Synthetic Control and Empirical Prediction of Redox Potentials for Co4O4 Cubanes over a 1.4 V Range: Implications for Catalyst Design and Evaluation of High-Valent Intermediates in Water Oxidation. Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 4274–4284. DOI: 10.1039/C7SC00627F

12. Nguyen AI, Suess DL, M, Darago LE, Oyala PH, Levine DS, Ziegler MS, Britt RD, Tilley TD. Manganese–Cobalt Oxido Cubanes Relevant to Manganese-Doped Water Oxidation Catalysts. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 5579–5587. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b01792

11. Kiel GR, Ziegler MS, Tilley TD. Zirconacyclopentadiene-Annulated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 4839–4844. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201700818


10. Liu H-J, Cai IC, Fedorov A, Ziegler MS, Copéret C, Tilley TD. Tricoordinate Organochromium(III) Complexes Supported by a Bulky Silylamido Ligand Produce Ultra-High-Molecular Weight Polyethylene in the Absence of Activators. Helv. Chim. Acta. 2016, 99, 859–867. DOI: 10.1002/hlca.201600199

9. Ziegler MS, Levine DS, Lakshmi KV, Tilley TD. Aryl Group Transfer from Tetraarylborato Anions to an Electrophilic Dicopper(I) Center and Mixed-Valence μ-Aryl Dicopper(I,II) Complexes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 6484–6491. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b00802

8. Liberman-Martin AL, Levine DS, Ziegler MS, Bergman RG, Tilley TD. Lewis Acid-Base Interactions between Platinum(II) Diaryl Complexes and Bis(perfluorophenyl)zinc: Strongly Accelerated Reductive Elimination Induced by a Z-Type Ligand. Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 7039–7042. DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02433E

7. Liberman-Martin AL, Ziegler MS, DiPasquale AG, Bergman RG, Tilley TD. Functionalization of an Iridium–Diamidocarbene Complex by Ligand-Based Reactions with Titanocene and Zirconocene Sources. Polyhedron. 2016, 116, 111–115. DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2016.03.044 (Special issue dedicated to Prof. Malcolm L. H. Green.)


6. Nguyen AI, Ziegler MS, Oña-Burgos P, Sturzbecher-Hohne M, Kim W, Bellone DE, Tilley TD. Mechanistic Investigations of Water Oxidation by a Molecular Cobalt Oxide Analogue: Evidence for a Highly Oxidized Intermediate and Exclusive Terminal Oxo Participation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 12865–12872.  DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b08396

5. Liu H-J, Ziegler MS, Tilley TD. The Ruthenostannylene Complex [Cp*(IXy)H2Ru-Sn-Trip]: Providing Access to Unusual Ru-Sn Bonded Stanna-imine, Stannene, and Ketenylstannyl Complexes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 6622–6626. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201502156


4. Liu H-J, Ziegler MS, Tilley TD. Ring-Opening and Double-Metallation Reactions of the N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand in Cp*(IXy)Ru (IXy = 1,3-bis(2,6-dimethylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) Complexes. Access to an Anionic Fischer-Type Carbene Complex of Ruthenium. Polyhedron 2014, 84, 203–208. DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2014.08.052 (Special issue dedicated to Prof. John Bercaw's 70th birthday.)

3. Davenport TC, Ahn HS, Ziegler MS, Tilley TD. A Molecular Structural Analog of Proposed Dinuclear Active Sites in Cobalt-Based Water Oxidation Catalysts. Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 6326–6329. DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46865H

Genomics and bioinformatics


2. Reinhold WC, Reimers MA, Lorenzi P, Ho J, Shankavaram UT, Ziegler MS, Bussey KJ, Nishizuka S, Ikediobi O, Pommier YG, Weinstein JN. Multifactorial Regulation of E-Cadherin Expression: An Integrative Study. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 2010, 9, 1–16. DOI: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-09-0321


1. Reinhold WC, Reimers MA, Maunakea AK, Kim S, Lababidi S, Scherf U, Shankavaram UT, Ziegler MS, Stewart C, Kouros-Mehr H, Cui H, Dolginow D, Scudiero DA, Pommier YG, Munroe DJ, Feinberg AP, Weinstein JN. Detailed DNA Methylation Profiles of the E-Cadherin Promoter in the NCI-60 Cancer Cells. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 2007, 6, 391–03. DOI: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-06-0609 

Books and book chapters

(* indicates external, in addition to internal, peer-review) 


2.* Bell RG, Ziegler MS, Blechman B, Finlay B, Cottier T. Building International Climate Cooperation: Lessons from the Weapons and Trade Regimes for Achieving International Climate Goals. Bell RG, Ziegler MS eds. Washington, D.C.: World Resources Institute. May 2012. Available online at:


1. Forbes SM, Almendra F, Ziegler MS, Bell RG. Regulatory Requirements for Public Engagement around Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) Demonstrations. In: Carbon Capture and Storage: Emerging Legal and Regulatory Issues. Havercroft I, Macrory R, Stewart RB eds. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing (2011).

Reports and other publications

(* indicates external, in addition to internal, peer-review) 


12.* Trancik JE, Ziegler MS. Accelerating Climate Innovation: A Mechanistic Approach and Lessons for Policymakers. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2023). Available online at: (download full report directly at:


11. Blumsack S, Hines P, Moore C, Trancik JE, Azevedo I, Araújo K, Bent R, Brown P, Cather M, Edwards M, Kavlak G, Klein D, Passell H, Patino-Echeverri D, Stokes LC, Ziegler MS. The Energy Transition in New Mexico: Insights from a Santa Fe Institute Workshop. Santa Fe, NM: Santa Fe Institute (2020). Available online at:


10. Bell RG, Ziegler M. Stepping Stones. The Environmental Forum. Nov./Dec. 2011, 28 (6), 26-31.

9. Ziegler MS. The Power of Innovation: Meeting our Energy Challenges through Accelerated Innovation. Washington, D.C.: World Resources Institute (2011). Available online at:

8. Bell RG, Blechman B, Ziegler M. Beyond the Durban Climate Talks. Foreign Affairs, online. October 30, 2011. Available online at:

7.* Tawney L, Bell RG, Ziegler MS. High Wire Act: Electricity Transmission Infrastructure and its Impact on the Renewable Energy Market. Washington, D.C.: World Resources Institute (2011). Available online at:


6.* Forbes SM, Ziegler MS. Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage and the UNFCCC: Recommendations for Addressing Technical Issues. Washington, D.C.: World Resources Institute (2010). Available online at:

5.* Forbes SM, Almendra F, Ziegler MS. CCS and Community Engagement: Guidelines for Community Engagement in Carbon Dioxide Capture, Transport, and Storage projects. Washington, D.C.: World Resources Institute (2010). Available online at:

4. Ziegler MS, Forbes SM. WRI Summary of the Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage and Related Provisions of the American Power Act (Kerry-Lieberman Discussion Draft). Washington, D.C.: World Resources Institute (2010). Available online at:

3. Larsen J, Bradbury J, Kelly A, Bishins A, Ziegler M.  WRI Summary of the American Power Act (Kerry-Lieberman Discussion Draft). Washington, D.C.: World Resources Institute (2010). Available online at:


2. Bell RG, Hanson S, Ziegler M. Countdown to Copenhagen: U.S. Climate Action in 2009. Washington, D.C.: World Resources Institute (2009). Available online at:

1. Bell RG, Ziegler M. Countdown to Copenhagen: U.S. Climate Policymaking Process: A Guide for the Perplexed. Washington, D.C.: World Resources Institute (2009). Available online at: