Welcome!

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

May 2020
 
 Andrew R. is chosen as one of 6 Northwestern Presidential fellows. Fantastic achievement, Andrew!

April 2020
 
 Andrew R. is chosen as a CAS 2020 Future Leader!

March 2020
 
Louisa and Scott publish in Catalysis letters. Many congratulations!
 
 
Andrew R. publishes in Angewandte Chemie!

February 2020
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Andrew R. publishes in JACS!!! 
 
Sol, Scott, Kenton and Alex A. publish in ACS Catalysis. Party like its 2020!

January 2020
 
Emily and Lauren publish their work in I&ECR. Great job, you two!
 
Louisa, Abha and Kenton publish in JOC. NRG is on a roll in 2020!