Early Career

Early Career

2018 ECR group leaders, from left to right: Saraceno, Roemelt, Däschlein-Gessner, Apfel, Tschulik, Tüysüz, Richter, Kasanmascheff, ©: Tim Kramer

Supporting Early Career Researchers at all stages of their careers is one of the major goals of RESOLV!
The ECRs consist of ECR group leaders (e.g. Junior Professors, Emmy Noether group leaders), postdocs and Ph.D. students working within RESOLV.
Early career research group leaders do not stand in the shadow of tenured researchers at RUB but work independently with equal rights. They have access to the full infrastructure and financial means provided by RESOLV and also to the core facilities of the Research Department Interfacial Systems Chemistry (RD IFSC). RESOLV not only supports them scientifically but in many other respects, for example by providing a budget for career coaching and soft skill courses on advanced leadership skills, time, and finance management, to name but a few.


The ECR Board is elected annually in the ECR General Assembly. The ECR Board meets four times a year to discuss and organize the RESOLV ECR activities.


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Currently, the following group leaders are ECR members:

Area(s) Person
Prof. Dr. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Inorganic Chemistry II Prof. Dr. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Müge Kasanmascheff
Technische Universität Dortmund
Physical Chemistry Jun.-Prof. Dr. Müge Kasanmascheff
Dr. Christian Merten
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organic Chemistry II Dr. Christian Merten
Dr. Michael Römelt
Ruhr-University Bochum
Theoretical Chemistry Dr. Michael Römelt
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Harun Tüysüz
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung Mülheim an der Ruhr
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Harun Tüysüz
Dr. Martin Rabe
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH Düsseldorf
Interface Chemistry and Surface Technology Dr. Martin Rabe

New ECR groups established within RESOLV:

Area(s) Person
B Dr. Matthias Heyden
Now at Arizona State University
Dr. Matthias Heyden
A Dr. Christian Merten
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organic Chemistry II Dr. Christian Merten