How acids behave in interstellar space

How acids behave in interstellar space

NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Acids in water release protons, but how do they behave in interstellar space?

PATHWAYS FOR WOMEN IN STEM

PATHWAYS FOR WOMEN IN STEM

How it went: The MUST/RESOLV gender and science meeting (9-10 September 2019).

RUHR EXPLORES SOLVATION SCIENCE

RUHR EXPLORES SOLVATION SCIENCE

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

WE ARE RESOLV

WE ARE RESOLV

Over 200 scientists from about 50 research groups in 6 institutions

ZEMOS: Home of Solvation Science @RUB

ZEMOS: Home of Solvation Science @RUB

The first research building for Solvation Science in the world. Hosts over 100 scientists, it's home to 6 disciplines.

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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572. WE-HERAEUS-SEMINAR "EXPLORING SOLVATION SCIENCE"

The 572. WE-Heraeus-Seminar „Exploring Solvation Science“, funded by the “Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Stiftung” took place from 27th to 30th October, 2014 in the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef.

The Physikzentrum provided a lecture and dining room including accommodation under one roof, which proved to be an excellent environment for scientific exchange. 74 participants from 12 different countries attended the seminar and even more applied for participation. In the mornings 18 invited speakers gave an overview on the research on Solvation Science worldwide. Please see below for a list of speakers. On Monday and Wednesday afternoon 16 early career researchers contributed excellent short talks giving insight into their research fields. All talks were followed by intense discussions, stimulated especially by questions of the young researchers and PhD students. The discussions were continued during the two poster sessions until late night. The walking tour and wine tasting on Tuesday afternoon was one more catalyst for the great group atmosphere during the seminar. After all, the conference was an excellent opportunity to initiate research collaborations. Please see below for some impressions (images courtesy of Dr. Nina Winter). We thank all participants for their contributions and hope to see them again in Bochum! 

 

Speaker Affiliation
Bakker, Huib FOM Institute, The Netherlands
Ben-Amotz, Dor Purdue University, USA
Blumberger, Jochen University College London, UK
Ernsting, Nikolaus Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany
Fedorov, Maxim University of Strathclyde, UK
Gerber, Robert Benny Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Grunwaldt, Jan-Dierk KIT, Germany
Gschwind, Ruth University of Regensburg, Germany
aHunter, Christopher A. University of Sheffield, UK
Kiefhaber, Thomas TU Munich, Germany
Ludwig, Ralf University of Rostock, Germany
Schuler, Ben University of Zurich, Switzerland
cSpohr, Eckhard University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Steinhauser, Othmar University of Vienna, Austria
Sugino, Osamu University of Tokyo, Japan
Vöhringer, Peter University of Bonn, Germany
bWand, A. Joshua University of Pennsylvania, USA
Xu, Yunjie University of Alberta, Canada

 

aKeynote Lecturer Research Area A

bKeynote Lecturer Research Area B

cKeynote Lecturer Research Area C

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572. WE-HERAEUS-SEMINAR "EXPLORING SOLVATION SCIENCE"

The 572. WE-Heraeus-Seminar „Exploring Solvation Science“, funded by the “Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Stiftung” took place from 27th to 30th October, 2014 in the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef.

The Physikzentrum provided a lecture and dining room including accommodation under one roof, which proved to be an excellent environment for scientific exchange. 74 participants from 12 different countries attended the seminar and even more applied for participation. In the mornings 18 invited speakers gave an overview on the research on Solvation Science worldwide. Please see below for a list of speakers. On Monday and Wednesday afternoon 16 early career researchers contributed excellent short talks giving insight into their research fields. All talks were followed by intense discussions, stimulated especially by questions of the young researchers and PhD students. The discussions were continued during the two poster sessions until late night. The walking tour and wine tasting on Tuesday afternoon was one more catalyst for the great group atmosphere during the seminar. After all, the conference was an excellent opportunity to initiate research collaborations. Please see below for some impressions (images courtesy of Dr. Nina Winter). We thank all participants for their contributions and hope to see them again in Bochum! 

 

Speaker Affiliation
Bakker, Huib FOM Institute, The Netherlands
Ben-Amotz, Dor Purdue University, USA
Blumberger, Jochen University College London, UK
Ernsting, Nikolaus Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany
Fedorov, Maxim University of Strathclyde, UK
Gerber, Robert Benny Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Grunwaldt, Jan-Dierk KIT, Germany
Gschwind, Ruth University of Regensburg, Germany
aHunter, Christopher A. University of Sheffield, UK
Kiefhaber, Thomas TU Munich, Germany
Ludwig, Ralf University of Rostock, Germany
Schuler, Ben University of Zurich, Switzerland
cSpohr, Eckhard University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Steinhauser, Othmar University of Vienna, Austria
Sugino, Osamu University of Tokyo, Japan
Vöhringer, Peter University of Bonn, Germany
bWand, A. Joshua University of Pennsylvania, USA
Xu, Yunjie University of Alberta, Canada

 

aKeynote Lecturer Research Area A

bKeynote Lecturer Research Area B

cKeynote Lecturer Research Area C

Our scientific fields

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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572. WE-HERAEUS-SEMINAR "EXPLORING SOLVATION SCIENCE"

The 572. WE-Heraeus-Seminar „Exploring Solvation Science“, funded by the “Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Stiftung” took place from 27th to 30th October, 2014 in the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef.

The Physikzentrum provided a lecture and dining room including accommodation under one roof, which proved to be an excellent environment for scientific exchange. 74 participants from 12 different countries attended the seminar and even more applied for participation. In the mornings 18 invited speakers gave an overview on the research on Solvation Science worldwide. Please see below for a list of speakers. On Monday and Wednesday afternoon 16 early career researchers contributed excellent short talks giving insight into their research fields. All talks were followed by intense discussions, stimulated especially by questions of the young researchers and PhD students. The discussions were continued during the two poster sessions until late night. The walking tour and wine tasting on Tuesday afternoon was one more catalyst for the great group atmosphere during the seminar. After all, the conference was an excellent opportunity to initiate research collaborations. Please see below for some impressions (images courtesy of Dr. Nina Winter). We thank all participants for their contributions and hope to see them again in Bochum! 

 

Speaker Affiliation
Bakker, Huib FOM Institute, The Netherlands
Ben-Amotz, Dor Purdue University, USA
Blumberger, Jochen University College London, UK
Ernsting, Nikolaus Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany
Fedorov, Maxim University of Strathclyde, UK
Gerber, Robert Benny Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Grunwaldt, Jan-Dierk KIT, Germany
Gschwind, Ruth University of Regensburg, Germany
aHunter, Christopher A. University of Sheffield, UK
Kiefhaber, Thomas TU Munich, Germany
Ludwig, Ralf University of Rostock, Germany
Schuler, Ben University of Zurich, Switzerland
cSpohr, Eckhard University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Steinhauser, Othmar University of Vienna, Austria
Sugino, Osamu University of Tokyo, Japan
Vöhringer, Peter University of Bonn, Germany
bWand, A. Joshua University of Pennsylvania, USA
Xu, Yunjie University of Alberta, Canada

 

aKeynote Lecturer Research Area A

bKeynote Lecturer Research Area B

cKeynote Lecturer Research Area C

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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