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 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!

December 2018
 Mihir passes his thesis proposal!

 Qining and Brianna join the group. Welcome you two!

November 2018

 Journal of Chemical Health and Safety!
 Many congratulations to Louisa for passing her Ph.D. defense.
 Emily, Charmaine and Andrew R. are Ph.D. candidates. Congrats all!

October 2018
 Mihir and Justin publish in ACS Catalysis. Many ACSCats for the group!