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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Jülich CECAM School

On 23 - 27 March 2015 the Jülich CECAM School "Computational Trends in Solvation and Transport in Liquids" took place at "Forschungszentrum Jülich" in the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Germany.

The focus of the school was on Computational Trends in Solvation and Transport in Liquids, motivated and cosponsored by the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV. The scientific program was compiled by Dominik Marx, coordinator of Research Area C within RESOLV, together with Godehard Sutmann, Johannes Grotendorst, and Gerhard Gompper from Forschungszentrum Jülich.

The School addressed a variety of time- and length-scales which are a challenge for modeling and simulation in Solvation Science. The School focused on computational trends, multi-method approaches and modeling, covering the field of Solvation Science from large-scale course-grain modeling down to fully quantum-mechanical simulations of liquids. During the School, people from diverse disciplines were brought together to trigger the exchange of ideas between the various fields associated with solvation and transport, ranging from fundamental questions in wet chemistry or soft matter physics to industrial applications in chemical engineering.

The target groups of the School were mainly PhD students and early postdocs – being the next generation of researchers. The participants, 43 young scientists from eight countries (Europe and overseas), proved a broad interest in the topic that was presented by 23 lecturers from seven countries.

An essential part of the School is the provision of Lecture Notes to the audience on the first day of the School. We are grateful to all the lecturers who prepared and contributed to the Lecture Notes on “Computational Trends in Solvation and Transport in Liquids”.

A hands-on session for computing on graphical processing units (GPUs) was organized as a practical aspect of the School. Four evening events were organized to stimulate the discussions between participants and lecturers, containing a get-together during the first evening, two poster sessions and an excursion of the whole group to the brown coal opencast mining in the close neighborhood of Jülich. The positive feedback from the participants and lecturers gives proof of the success of this event format. 

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Jülich CECAM School

On 23 - 27 March 2015 the Jülich CECAM School "Computational Trends in Solvation and Transport in Liquids" took place at "Forschungszentrum Jülich" in the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Germany.

The focus of the school was on Computational Trends in Solvation and Transport in Liquids, motivated and cosponsored by the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV. The scientific program was compiled by Dominik Marx, coordinator of Research Area C within RESOLV, together with Godehard Sutmann, Johannes Grotendorst, and Gerhard Gompper from Forschungszentrum Jülich.

The School addressed a variety of time- and length-scales which are a challenge for modeling and simulation in Solvation Science. The School focused on computational trends, multi-method approaches and modeling, covering the field of Solvation Science from large-scale course-grain modeling down to fully quantum-mechanical simulations of liquids. During the School, people from diverse disciplines were brought together to trigger the exchange of ideas between the various fields associated with solvation and transport, ranging from fundamental questions in wet chemistry or soft matter physics to industrial applications in chemical engineering.

The target groups of the School were mainly PhD students and early postdocs – being the next generation of researchers. The participants, 43 young scientists from eight countries (Europe and overseas), proved a broad interest in the topic that was presented by 23 lecturers from seven countries.

An essential part of the School is the provision of Lecture Notes to the audience on the first day of the School. We are grateful to all the lecturers who prepared and contributed to the Lecture Notes on “Computational Trends in Solvation and Transport in Liquids”.

A hands-on session for computing on graphical processing units (GPUs) was organized as a practical aspect of the School. Four evening events were organized to stimulate the discussions between participants and lecturers, containing a get-together during the first evening, two poster sessions and an excursion of the whole group to the brown coal opencast mining in the close neighborhood of Jülich. The positive feedback from the participants and lecturers gives proof of the success of this event format. 

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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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Jülich CECAM School

On 23 - 27 March 2015 the Jülich CECAM School "Computational Trends in Solvation and Transport in Liquids" took place at "Forschungszentrum Jülich" in the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Germany.

The focus of the school was on Computational Trends in Solvation and Transport in Liquids, motivated and cosponsored by the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV. The scientific program was compiled by Dominik Marx, coordinator of Research Area C within RESOLV, together with Godehard Sutmann, Johannes Grotendorst, and Gerhard Gompper from Forschungszentrum Jülich.

The School addressed a variety of time- and length-scales which are a challenge for modeling and simulation in Solvation Science. The School focused on computational trends, multi-method approaches and modeling, covering the field of Solvation Science from large-scale course-grain modeling down to fully quantum-mechanical simulations of liquids. During the School, people from diverse disciplines were brought together to trigger the exchange of ideas between the various fields associated with solvation and transport, ranging from fundamental questions in wet chemistry or soft matter physics to industrial applications in chemical engineering.

The target groups of the School were mainly PhD students and early postdocs – being the next generation of researchers. The participants, 43 young scientists from eight countries (Europe and overseas), proved a broad interest in the topic that was presented by 23 lecturers from seven countries.

An essential part of the School is the provision of Lecture Notes to the audience on the first day of the School. We are grateful to all the lecturers who prepared and contributed to the Lecture Notes on “Computational Trends in Solvation and Transport in Liquids”.

A hands-on session for computing on graphical processing units (GPUs) was organized as a practical aspect of the School. Four evening events were organized to stimulate the discussions between participants and lecturers, containing a get-together during the first evening, two poster sessions and an excursion of the whole group to the brown coal opencast mining in the close neighborhood of Jülich. The positive feedback from the participants and lecturers gives proof of the success of this event format. 

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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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