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

May 2018
 Christian wins the 
Donald E. Smith Award for Excellence in Teaching for TA-ing an upper division course in Chemistry. Congrats Christian!

March 2018
 Louisa, Justin et al publish in Applied Surface Science

February 2018
 Nick, Justin et al publish in ACS Catalysis

January 2018
 Chao, Justin et al publish in ChemSusChem

December 2017
 Andrew, Josh and Kenton join the group. Welcome!

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