RUHR EXPLORES SOLVATION SCIENCE

RUHR EXPLORES SOLVATION SCIENCE

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

WANTED! INDEPENDENT EARLY CAREER RESEARCH GROUP LEADERS

WANTED! INDEPENDENT EARLY CAREER RESEARCH GROUP LEADERS

Two positions to build up independent Early Career Research (ECR) Groups within RESOLV 

IGSS SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS OPEN

IGSS SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS OPEN

The iGSS Summer School will take place from the 11th to the 14th of June, 2019.

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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Michael Römelt heads the new junior research group. © RUB, Marquard

New Emmy-Noether group in Theoretical Chemistry

The team wants to make properties of certain complex molecules more predictable. This could also benefit industry.

A new junior research group at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is developing improved methods for predicting the properties and reactivity of certain chemical systems. It is based at the Chair of Theoretical Chemistry; Head is Dr Michael Römelt, member of the Excellence Cluster “Ruhr explores Solvation”, Resolv in short. The German Research Foundation is funding the group in the Emmy-Noether-programme with around 1 million euros for five years.

The new theoretical methods should allow more accurate predictions about molecules with a complex electronic structure. “These play a central role in many areas of chemistry, such as the catalysis of important industrial reactions,” says Römelt. It would be helpful if it was possible to predict the properties of the substances with simulations. Molecules for specific applications could then be initially taylored in theory before being produced and used in practice.

Detailed press release in RUB news

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Michael Römelt heads the new junior research group. © RUB, Marquard

New Emmy-Noether group in Theoretical Chemistry

The team wants to make properties of certain complex molecules more predictable. This could also benefit industry.

A new junior research group at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is developing improved methods for predicting the properties and reactivity of certain chemical systems. It is based at the Chair of Theoretical Chemistry; Head is Dr Michael Römelt, member of the Excellence Cluster “Ruhr explores Solvation”, Resolv in short. The German Research Foundation is funding the group in the Emmy-Noether-programme with around 1 million euros for five years.

The new theoretical methods should allow more accurate predictions about molecules with a complex electronic structure. “These play a central role in many areas of chemistry, such as the catalysis of important industrial reactions,” says Römelt. It would be helpful if it was possible to predict the properties of the substances with simulations. Molecules for specific applications could then be initially taylored in theory before being produced and used in practice.

Detailed press release in RUB news

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 Extrem 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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Michael Römelt heads the new junior research group. © RUB, Marquard

New Emmy-Noether group in Theoretical Chemistry

The team wants to make properties of certain complex molecules more predictable. This could also benefit industry.

A new junior research group at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is developing improved methods for predicting the properties and reactivity of certain chemical systems. It is based at the Chair of Theoretical Chemistry; Head is Dr Michael Römelt, member of the Excellence Cluster “Ruhr explores Solvation”, Resolv in short. The German Research Foundation is funding the group in the Emmy-Noether-programme with around 1 million euros for five years.

The new theoretical methods should allow more accurate predictions about molecules with a complex electronic structure. “These play a central role in many areas of chemistry, such as the catalysis of important industrial reactions,” says Römelt. It would be helpful if it was possible to predict the properties of the substances with simulations. Molecules for specific applications could then be initially taylored in theory before being produced and used in practice.

Detailed press release in RUB news

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 will take 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

K Lucht, D Loose, M Ruschmeier, V Strotkötter, G Dyker, K Morgenstern
Hydrophilicity and Microsolvation of an Organic Molecule Resolved on the Submolecular Level by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Angew. Chem. 57 (2018), 1266, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201711062

N Tsuji, JL Kennemur, T Buyck, S Lee, S Prévost, PSJ Kaib, D Bykov, C Farès, B List
Activation of olefins via asymmetric Brøsted acid, Science 359 (2018), 1501, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaq0445

D Muñoz-santiburcio, M Farnesi Camellone, D Marx
Solvation-Induced Changes in the Mechanism of Alcohol Oxidation at Gold/Titania Nanocatalysts in the Aqueous Phase versus Gas Phase, Angew. Chem. 57 (2018), 3327, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201710791

KF Pfister, S Baader, M Baader, S Berndt, LJ Goossen
Biofuel 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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