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RUHR EXPLORES SOLVATION SCIENCE

RUHR EXPLORES SOLVATION SCIENCE

We shape a new scientific discipline, inspire the scientists of tomorrow, and enable future technologies

WHAT is RESOLV?

The Cluster of Excellence RESOLV is an interdisciplinary research project of the Ruhr University Bochum and the TU Dortmund University, as well as four other institutions in the German Ruhr area. Since 2012, about 200 scientists cooperate to clarify how the solvent is involved in the control, mediation and regulation of chemical reactions. Our research is essential to advance technologies that could reuse CO2 for chemicals production, increase the efficiency of energy conversion and storage and develop smart sensors. RESOLV is funded by the German Federal Government and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia with 42 Mio. EUR over the period 2019-2025. 

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2016: A year of achievements for RESOLV

Publications, new faculty, ERC and more on display at New Year's Reception

2016 stands out as a year full of far reaching milestones for RESOLV, and of growing collaborations. RESOLV Speaker Martina Havenith presented the results at the New Year’s Reception of the 20th of January. The cluster surpassed the mark of 500 peer reviewed publications, many of them being the result of a collaborative work. The integrated graduate school offers 100 doctorates a comprehensive and up to date scientific platform.

With the appointment of Prof.  Enrica Bordignon, Prof. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner, Prof. Lukas Gooßen und Prof. Clara Saraceno at RUB, the cluster has anchored to itself a total of nine new professors since its launch in 2012. Moreover, the pan-European funding body ERC (European Research Council) awarded a total of 11,5 million € for the next five years to six RESOLV researchers.

Finally, one of the most important milestones ever for RESOLV was the Mai inauguration of ZEMOS, the new home of Solvation Science at RUB.

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2016: A year of achievements for RESOLV

Publications, new faculty, ERC and more on display at New Year's Reception

2016 stands out as a year full of far reaching milestones for RESOLV, and of growing collaborations. RESOLV Speaker Martina Havenith presented the results at the New Year’s Reception of the 20th of January. The cluster surpassed the mark of 500 peer reviewed publications, many of them being the result of a collaborative work. The integrated graduate school offers 100 doctorates a comprehensive and up to date scientific platform.

With the appointment of Prof.  Enrica Bordignon, Prof. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner, Prof. Lukas Gooßen und Prof. Clara Saraceno at RUB, the cluster has anchored to itself a total of nine new professors since its launch in 2012. Moreover, the pan-European funding body ERC (European Research Council) awarded a total of 11,5 million € for the next five years to six RESOLV researchers.

Finally, one of the most important milestones ever for RESOLV was the Mai inauguration of ZEMOS, the new home of Solvation Science at RUB.

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Research Area I

Local Solvent Fluctuations in Heterogeneous Systems

 

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Research Area II

Solvent Control of Chemical Dynamics and Reactivity

 

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Research Area III

Solvation under Extreme Conditions

 

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Video: The solvent of life

Water. It’s the most abundant substance on Earth´s surface and in our bodies. But is water a passive spectator in the animated scene of bio-chemical reactions inside our cells? RESOLV scientists investigate the important role that water plays in the most diverse processes, bringing solvation science into the spotlight.

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2016: A year of achievements for RESOLV

Publications, new faculty, ERC and more on display at New Year's Reception

2016 stands out as a year full of far reaching milestones for RESOLV, and of growing collaborations. RESOLV Speaker Martina Havenith presented the results at the New Year’s Reception of the 20th of January. The cluster surpassed the mark of 500 peer reviewed publications, many of them being the result of a collaborative work. The integrated graduate school offers 100 doctorates a comprehensive and up to date scientific platform.

With the appointment of Prof.  Enrica Bordignon, Prof. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner, Prof. Lukas Gooßen und Prof. Clara Saraceno at RUB, the cluster has anchored to itself a total of nine new professors since its launch in 2012. Moreover, the pan-European funding body ERC (European Research Council) awarded a total of 11,5 million € for the next five years to six RESOLV researchers.

Finally, one of the most important milestones ever for RESOLV was the Mai inauguration of ZEMOS, the new home of Solvation Science at RUB.

igss summer school

The integrated Graduate School Solvation Science hosts an annual Summer School at the Ruhr University Bochum. The school always takes place during Whitsuntide and is an integral part of the GSS students' training during their doctoral studies. This year's iGSS Summer School took place from the 11th to the 14th of June, 2019.

International speakers, suggested by the students themselves, are invited to give keynote talks on their research in the field of Solvation Science. The Advanced Laboratory Modules give the students an excellent opportunity to learn new and interesting experimental and theoretical techniques within a specific research topic of their own choice. 

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Publications highlight

R Schwan, C Qu, D Mani, N Pal L van der Meer, B Redlich, C Leforestier, JM Bowman, G Schwaab, M Havenith
Observation of the Low-Frequency Spectrum of the Water Dimer as a Sensitive Test of the Water Dimer Potential and Dipole Moment Surfaces, Angew. Chem. 58 (2019), DOI: 10.1002/anie.201906048

N Berger, LJB Wollny, P Sokkar, S Mittal, J Mieres-Perez, R Stoll, W Sander, E Sanchez-Garcia
Solvent-Enhanced Conformational Flexibility of Cyclic Tetrapeptides, ChemPhysChem 20 (2019), 1664, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201900345

A El Arrassi, Z Liu, MV Evers, N Blanc, G Bendt, S Saddeler, D Tetzlaff, D Pohl, C Damm, S Schulz, K Tschulik
Intrinsic Activity of Oxygen Evolution Catalysts Probed at Single CoFe2O4 Nanoparticles, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141 (2019), 9197, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b04516

D Mani, R Pérez de Tudela, R Schwan, N Pal, S Körning, H Forbert, B Redlich, AFG van der Meer, G Schwaab, D Marx, M Havenith
Acid solvation versus dissociation at “stardust conditions”: Reaction sequence matters, Science Advances  5 (2019), eaav8179, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aav8179

CAJ Hutter, MH Timachi, LM Hürlimann, I Zimmermann, P Egloff, H Göddeke, S Kucher, S Štefanic, M Karttunen, LV Schäfer, E Bordignon, MA Seeger
The extracellular gate shapes the energy profile of an ABC exporter, Nature Communications 10 (2019), 2260, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09892-6

 

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