Our group focuses on the development and understanding of new hybrid, oxide, and nano-structured catalysts for a number of transformations relevant to energy and fuels, emissions and environmental catalysis, and industrial chemical processes. 

Special attention is paid to developing synthesis-structure-function relationships for supported oxides. A guiding principle is that combining atom-precise syntheses with mechanistic investigations will improve the rational design and selection of new catalysts.

The Research page describes some current projects.

The Notestein Research Group at Northwestern in 2018.

(From front)First row: Andrew R., Charmaine, Scott, Sol, Emily, Abha, Louisa, Josh 
Second Row: Chao, Christian, Andrew W., Kenton, Mihir, Justin

Recent News

February 2019
 Andrew R. publishes in J. Comput. Chem. Congrats!

January 2019
 The Notestein research group successfully survives -50F windchills during Polar Vortex 2019!

December 2018
 Mihir passes his thesis proposal!

 Qining and Brianna join the group. Welcome you two!

November 2018
 Abha publishes in the 
Journal of Chemical Health and Safety!
 Louisa is now known as Dr. Savereide. Many congratulations!
 Emily, Charmaine and Andrew R. are Ph.D. candidates. Congrats all!

October 2018
 Mihir and Justin publish in ACS Catalysis. Many ACSCats for the group!

September 2018

August 2018

 Louisa, Scott and Justin publish in JOC. You all are on a roll!
 Scott, Louisa and Justin publish in ACS Catalysis!
 Lauren, Emily, Abha and Justin publish a paper in JOC!
 Eric graduates to begin graduate school at UC Berkeley. Yay!

July 2018

 Alex leaves to begin a post-doc at the University of Minnesota.
 Chao joins ExxonMobil Shanghai!

 Andrew and Justin publish in JPC C. That was fast Andrew!
⌬ Scott leaves to start a career in UOP.