RESOLV Scientists

About 50 groups are working in our three Research Areas:

Research Area I: 
Local Solvent Fluctuations in Heterogeneous Systems

Research Area II:
Solvent Control of Chemical Dynamics and Reactivity

Research Area III: 
Solvation under Extreme Conditions


Principal Investigators

Area(s) Person
Prof. Dr. Enrica Bordignon
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
EPR Spectroscopy Prof. Dr. Enrica Bordignon
Prof. Dr. Uwe Bovensiepen
Universität Essen-Duisburg
Experimental Physics Prof. Dr. Uwe Bovensiepen
Prof. Dr. Guido Clever
Technische Universität Dortmund
Inorganic Chemistry II Prof. Dr. Guido Clever
Prof. Dr. Lukas J. Gooßen
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organic Chemistry I Prof. Dr. Lukas J. Gooßen
Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Physical Chemistry II Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith
Prof. Dr. Stefan Huber
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organic Chemistry I Prof. Dr. Stefan Huber
Prof. Dr. Stefan Kast
Technische Universität Dortmund
Theoretical Physical Chemistry Prof. Dr. Stefan Kast
Prof. Dr. Rasmus Linser
Technische Universität Dortmund
Physical Chemistry II Prof. Dr. Rasmus Linser
Prof. Dr. Benjamin List
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung Mülheim an der Ruhr
Prof. Dr. Benjamin List
Prof. Dr. Dominik Marx
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Theoretical Chemistry Prof. Dr. Dominik Marx
Prof. Dr. Karina Morgenstern
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Physical Chemistry I Prof. Dr. Karina Morgenstern
Prof. Dr. Frank Neese
Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion Mühlheim an der Ruhr
Prof. Dr. Frank Neese
Prof. Dr. Jörg Neugebauer
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH Düsseldorf
Prof. Dr. Jörg Neugebauer
Prof. Dr. Poul Petersen
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Time-resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy Prof. Dr. Poul Petersen
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Plumeré
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Molecular Nanostructures Prof. Dr. Nicolas Plumeré
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sadowski
Technische Universität Dortmund
Biochemical and Chemical Engineering Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sadowski
Prof. Dr. Elsa Sanchez Garcia
University Duisburg-Essen, Computational Biochemistry
Prof. Dr. Elsa Sanchez Garcia
Prof. Dr. Wolfram Sander
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organic Chemistry II Prof. Dr. Wolfram Sander
Prof. Dr. Lars Schäfer
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Theoretical Chemistry Prof. Dr. Lars Schäfer
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Analytical Chemistry Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann
Prof. Dr. Metin Tolan
Technische Universität Dortmund
Experimental Physics I & DELTA Prof. Dr. Metin Tolan
Prof. Dr. Kristina Tschulik
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Lehrstuhl für Analytische Chemie II Prof. Dr. Kristina Tschulik
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Weidner
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Verfahrenstechnische Transportprozesse Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Weidner
Prof. Dr. Roland Winter
Technische Universität Dortmund
Physical Chemistry I Prof. Dr. Roland Winter

Participating Scientists

Area(s) Person
Dr. Ulf-Peter Apfel
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Inorganic Chemistry Dr. Ulf-Peter Apfel
Prof. Dr. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Inorganic Chemistry II Prof. Dr. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner
Prof. Dr. Thomas Happe
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Photobiotechnology Prof. Dr. Thomas Happe
Prof. Dr. Christof Hättig
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Theoretical Chemistry Prof. Dr. Christof Hättig
Prof. Dr. Christian Herrmann
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Physical Chemistry I Prof. Dr. Christian Herrmann
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Müge Kasanmascheff
Technische Universität Dortmund
Physical Chemistry Jun.-Prof. Dr. Müge Kasanmascheff
Prof. Dr. R. Kramer Campen
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Experimental physics Prof. Dr. R. Kramer Campen
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Lubitz
Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion Mühlheim an der Ruhr
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Lubitz
Dr. Christian Merten
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organic Chemistry II Dr. Christian Merten
Prof. Dr. Martin Muhler
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Technical Chemistry Prof. Dr. Martin Muhler
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Petermann
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Particle Technology Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Petermann
Dr. Martin Rabe
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH Düsseldorf
Interface chemistry and surface technology Dr. Martin Rabe
Dr. Michael Rohwerder
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH Düsseldorf
Dr. Michael Rohwerder
Dr. Michael Römelt
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Theoretical Chemistry Dr. Michael Römelt
Prof. Dr. Clara Saraceno
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Photonics and Ultrafast Laser Science Prof. Dr. Clara Saraceno
Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung Mülheim an der Ruhr
Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth
Prof. Dr. Frank Schulz
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organic Chemistry I Prof. Dr. Frank Schulz
Prof. Dr. Katrin Sommer
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Didaktik der Chemie Prof. Dr. Katrin Sommer
Prof. Dr. Jörg Tatzelt
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Biochemistry of Neurodegenerative Diseases Prof. Dr. Jörg Tatzelt
Priv.-Doz. Harun Tüysüz
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung Mülheim an der Ruhr
Priv.-Doz. Harun Tüysüz
Prof. Dr. Konstanze Winklhofer
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Molecular Cell Biology Prof. Dr. Konstanze Winklhofer

Prof. Dr. Walter Thiel

07 March 1949 - 23 August 2019

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the unexpected passing of Prof. Dr. Walter Thiel on Friday, August 23, 2019, at the age of 70.

Prof. Thiel only recently retired from his position as director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr, which he held since 1999. He has been an active member of RESOLV since its inception and hosted multiple early career research groups. Prof. Thiel was an outstanding scientist who made a lasting impact on the field of theoretical chemistry with crucial contributions to the development of semi-empirical methods in quantum chemistry and hybrid quantum-classical simulations, to name but a few. He was a true expert with a deep understanding of chemistry and highly respected by his colleagues, who frequently sought his advice to help shed light on their own scientific research.

Above all, Prof. Thiel was a compassionate, quick-witted and humble person who went to great lengths to support his students and co-workers under all circumstances. He was always a pillar of strength to the many current and former members of his research group, who will keep his memory and legacy alive. He will be dearly missed by his family, his colleagues, students, mentees and friends.

Link to MPI KoFo Obituary: www.kofo.mpg.de/en/news-events/news/the-max-planck-institut-fuer-kohlenforschung-mourns-the-loss-of-its-long-standing-director-prof-dr-walter-thiel