International Faculty

The International Faculty (IF) Solvation Science is an international network of top institutions reaching from the US to Europe and Asia, whose aim is to foster long-term scientific collaborations. It is a strategic key element to promote the exchange of knowledge, people, and ideas between leading scientists at all levels of their scientific careers in the field of Solvation Science.

Currently the IF comprises more than 20 leading institutions in the field of Solvation Science.

Becoming an IF fellow

Selected scientist get the opportunity to become an IF fellow to stimulate long-term scientific exchange, on-site visits and collaboration. The IF fellows are also involved in teaching activities at RUB such as in the international Master program "Molecular Sciences - Spectroscopy and Simulation" (iMOS).

For example, Prof. Dr. James Lisy was actively involved in teaching iMOS students in the winter term 2011/12. Here, we see him discussing with some of the iMOS students (copyright: Press Office, RUB). Jim Lisy: "As a professor from the United States, I have been extremely fortunate to be a visiting professor at a number of universities on four continents. Yet, these occasions rarely offered the chance to give lectures to an international collection of Master Degree students. I was very excited about the iMOS program and strongly believe in the international component of education, as leading edge science has become an interactive, global enterprise. The iMOS students have an amazing opportunity, at such an early stage in their scientific careers, to participate in this unique world-wide program, developed at RUB."

List of IF fellows:

Prof. Dr. Dor Ben-Amotz

Prof. Dr. Dor Ben-Amotz

Purdue University
Physical Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Martin Gruebele

Prof. Dr. Martin Gruebele

(Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Physical Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Ursula Keller

Prof. Dr. Ursula Keller

Institute of Quantum Electronics
Director NCCR MUST
ETH Zürich

Prof. Dr. David Leitner

Prof. Dr. David Leitner

University of Nevada at Remo, USA
Physical Chemistry

Prof. Dr. James M. Lisy

Prof. Dr. James M. Lisy

(Humboldt Research Award)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Physical Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Leo W. Meerts

Prof. Dr. Leo W. Meerts

Radboud University Nijmegen
Molecular- and Biophysics Group

Prof. Dr. Irit Sagi

Prof. Dr. Irit Sagi

Department of Biological Regulation
Weizmann Institute of Science

Prof. Dr. Song-I Han

Prof. Dr. Song-I Han

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California Santa Barbara

Prof. Dr. Othmar Steinhauser

Prof. Dr. Othmar Steinhauser

Department of Computational Biological Chemistry
University of Vienna

Prof. Dr. Mark Tuckerman

Prof. Dr. Mark Tuckerman

(Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award)
New York University
Theoretical Chemistry