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 NAM 26 on the Chicago Riverwalk in a Volcano plot formation.

(From left): Qining, Emily, Andrew R., Alex A. (PhD, 2018), Sol (PhD, 2019), Charmaine, Louisa (PhD, 2018), Kenton, Nick (PhD, 2017), Justin, Christian, Andrew W., Mark, Mihir, Christian Canlas (Post. Doc., 2012).

Recent News

June 2019
 Louisa, Sol, Christian, Charmaine, Emily, Andrew R., Mihir,  and Andrew W. present at NAM 26. Great work everyone!
 Mihir receives the leadership fellowship from the Northwestern Center for Leadership!

May 2019
 Dr. Gosavi successfully defends her thesis. Many congratulations!
 Kenton is now a PhD candidate. Great work Kenton!

April 2019
 Kenton receives the 'Best Poster' award at the Catalysis Club of Chicago 2019 symposium. Congrats Kenton!

March 2019
 Abha receives the 2018 McBride award. Great work Abha!
 Sol is now Dr. Ahn! Enjoy the post-doc in Prof. Iglesia's lab in UC Berkeley and the sunny weather!
 Andrew R. publishes in ACS Catalysis. Great job!
 Abha publishes in Nano Research. Fantastic work Abha!

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

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