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 2017.

(From front)First row: Abha,Lauren, Emily, Rachel, Second Row: Sol, Alex Scott, Third Row: Eric, Christian, Nick, Louisa, Charmaine, Fourth Row: Mihir, Bo, Justin, Alex, Chao

Recent News

October 2017

 Alex and Louisa deliver research talks at the 2017 AIChE annual meeting.
⌬ Eric presents a poster at the 
2017 AIChE Undergraduate Student Poster Competition.

September 2017
⌬ Scott is runner-up for the
 2017 Distinguished Graduate Researcher Award
⌬ Sol, Justin et al publish a paper in Catalysis Science & Technology

August 2017
⌬ Rachel leaves for a job at BASF

July 2017
⌬ Abha delivers a research talk at CSHEMA 2017

June 2017
⌬ Bo, Scott, Rachel, Sol, Alex, Lauren and Justin Present at the 2017 
North American Catalysis Society Meeting
⌬Lauren leaves for a job at Dow
⌬Bo leaves for a job at Micron Semiconductors

May 2017
⌬ Scott wins the Best Poster award at the 2017 Catalysis Club of Chicago Symposium