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

September 2020
 Christian publishes a safety highlight in ACS Chemical Health and Safety
. Great work!

August 2020
 Andrew R. receives the 
Distinguished Graduate Researcher Award from Northwestern ChemE. Great work, Andrew!
 Emily wins the I&ECR Best Presentation award in ACS Fall 2020
. Many congratulations!

June 2020
 Mihir's talk is accepted for the 26th International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering!
 Emily, Mihir and Andrew R. are accepted for talks at ACS Fall 2020. Many congratulations!
 Andrew R. publishes in JCP. Congrats!

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
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!