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

March 2020
Louisa and Scott publish in Catalysis letters. Many congratulations!

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!

December 2019
Mihir, Andrew and Drew are accepted to deliver talks at the ACS Spring 2020 National meeting. Congrats to everyone!
Sol publishes in JACS and ACS Catalysis. Fantastic work, Sol!

Bo, Lauren and Alex A. publish in the Journal of Chemical Physics!

November 2019
 Charmaine and Mihir publish in ACS Catalysis. 
Many congratulations!
 Andrew W. is now a Ph.D. candidate
. Congrats Drew!
Sol publishes in ChemCat Chem. Congrats Sol!

October 2019
 Louisa and Scott publish in Catalysis Letters. 
Great work!
 Josh wins the 
George Thodos Teaching Award for being an exceptional  TA for CHEM ENG 212. Congrats Josh!