Early Career

Early Career

2017 ECR group leaders, from left to right: Plumeré, Merten, Tschulik, Sanchez Garcia, Richter, Ebbinghaus, Saraceno, Heyden

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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Please contact:

Dr. Christian Merten


Currently, the following group leaders are ECR members:

Area(s) Person
B Dr. Ulf-Peter Apfel
Ruhr-University Bochum
Inorganic Chemistry 1, Bioinorganic Chemistry Dr. Ulf-Peter Apfel
A Prof. Dr. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Inorganic Chemistry II Prof. Dr. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner
B Jun.-Prof. Dr. Müge Kasanmascheff
Technische Universität Dortmund
Physical Chemistry Jun.-Prof. Dr. Müge Kasanmascheff
A Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Richter
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Chair for Thermodynamic Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Richter
B Dr. Michael Römelt
Ruhr-University Bochum
Theoretical Chemistry Dr. Michael Römelt
B Prof. Dr. Clara Saraceno
Ruhr-Universtität Bochum
Photonics and Ultrafast Laser Science Prof. Dr. Clara Saraceno
C Prof. Dr. Kristina Tschulik
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Micro-/Nano-Electrochemistry Prof. Dr. Kristina Tschulik
C Priv.-Doz. Dr. Harun Tüysüz
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung Mülheim an der Ruhr
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Harun Tüysüz

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