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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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International delegation of scientists visits RESOLV

The Cluster opens its doors to new collaborations

A delegation of prominent scientists from US and Canada visited the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV and its facilities at the Ruhr University Bochum to explore opportunities of cooperation on the 21st June 2017. The 20 scientists were led by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany’s main agency for the promotion of the international exchange of students and researchers worldwide. The DAAD delegation is currently on tour around Germany to give US and Canada scientists an overview about Germany’s Excellence strategy and Cluster Policy.

Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith introduced the cluster to the guest scientists: “For RESOLV it is a great opportunity for new collaborations at international level”, said Havenith. The delegation visited the new research building ZEMOS and its core facilities, including the new laboratories for modern laser spectroscopy and nano-electrochemistry. “Our guests come from many different areas, but they were fascinated by the introduction we had to the cluster”, says Ms. Gaedeke, senior Program Officer at DAAD.

The guests were interested in how the cluster is managed, how to facilitate the collaboration among people from different fields and how to increase the number of female faculty members. For Dr. Christian Schaefer, Head of Section Internationalization in Research and Teaching at DAAD, “clusters like RESOLV build the critical mass of interdisciplinary expertise to attract the interest of high ranked international institutions, scientists and students. We try to facilitate opportunities for knowledge exchange between them”.

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International delegation of scientists visits RESOLV

The Cluster opens its doors to new collaborations

A delegation of prominent scientists from US and Canada visited the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV and its facilities at the Ruhr University Bochum to explore opportunities of cooperation on the 21st June 2017. The 20 scientists were led by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany’s main agency for the promotion of the international exchange of students and researchers worldwide. The DAAD delegation is currently on tour around Germany to give US and Canada scientists an overview about Germany’s Excellence strategy and Cluster Policy.

Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith introduced the cluster to the guest scientists: “For RESOLV it is a great opportunity for new collaborations at international level”, said Havenith. The delegation visited the new research building ZEMOS and its core facilities, including the new laboratories for modern laser spectroscopy and nano-electrochemistry. “Our guests come from many different areas, but they were fascinated by the introduction we had to the cluster”, says Ms. Gaedeke, senior Program Officer at DAAD.

The guests were interested in how the cluster is managed, how to facilitate the collaboration among people from different fields and how to increase the number of female faculty members. For Dr. Christian Schaefer, Head of Section Internationalization in Research and Teaching at DAAD, “clusters like RESOLV build the critical mass of interdisciplinary expertise to attract the interest of high ranked international institutions, scientists and students. We try to facilitate opportunities for knowledge exchange between them”.

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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International delegation of scientists visits RESOLV

The Cluster opens its doors to new collaborations

A delegation of prominent scientists from US and Canada visited the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV and its facilities at the Ruhr University Bochum to explore opportunities of cooperation on the 21st June 2017. The 20 scientists were led by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany’s main agency for the promotion of the international exchange of students and researchers worldwide. The DAAD delegation is currently on tour around Germany to give US and Canada scientists an overview about Germany’s Excellence strategy and Cluster Policy.

Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith introduced the cluster to the guest scientists: “For RESOLV it is a great opportunity for new collaborations at international level”, said Havenith. The delegation visited the new research building ZEMOS and its core facilities, including the new laboratories for modern laser spectroscopy and nano-electrochemistry. “Our guests come from many different areas, but they were fascinated by the introduction we had to the cluster”, says Ms. Gaedeke, senior Program Officer at DAAD.

The guests were interested in how the cluster is managed, how to facilitate the collaboration among people from different fields and how to increase the number of female faculty members. For Dr. Christian Schaefer, Head of Section Internationalization in Research and Teaching at DAAD, “clusters like RESOLV build the critical mass of interdisciplinary expertise to attract the interest of high ranked international institutions, scientists and students. We try to facilitate opportunities for knowledge exchange between them”.

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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