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 7 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 a joint research project of about fifty research groups from seven institutions in the German Ruhr area. Since 2012, we use cutting-edge experimental and computational techniques to understand the role of solvents at the molecular detail in the most diverse chemical processes. For example, we investigate the influence of water in vital biological processes as well as the effects of solvents on synthesis and catalytic reactions. Our research lays the foundations for major advances in key green and medical technologies. RESOLV is funded with 28 Mio. EUR by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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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 A

Understanding and Exploiting Solvation in Chemical Processes

 

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Research Area B

Connecting Solvation Dynamics with Biomolecular Function

 

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Research Area C

Ion Solvation
and Charge Transfer at Interfaces

 

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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

gss summer school

The 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. The fourth GSS Summer School took place from the 6th to the 9th of June, 2017.

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. In 2017 the program of the Summer School comprised a career day, in addition.

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Publications highlight

T. Schleif, J. Mieres-Perez, S. Henkel, M. Ertelt, W. T. Borden, W. Sander
The Cope Rearrangement of 1,5-Dimethylsemibullvalene-2(4)-d1: Experimental Evidence for Heavy-Atom Tunneling
Angew. Chem. 129 (2017), 10886
DOI: 10.1002/ange.201704787 

K. F. Pfister, S. Baader, M. Baader, S. Berndt, L. J. GoossenBiofuel by isomerizing metathesis of rapeseed oil esters with (bio)ethylene for use in contemporary dieses engines
Science Advances  3 (2017),  e1602624
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1602624

C. Schuabb, N. Kumar, S. Pataraia, D. Marx, R. Winter
Pressure modulates the self-cleavage step of the hairpin ribozyme
Nature Communications 8 (2017), 14661
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14661

 

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