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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RESOLV Klausurtagung 2015

The second Klausurtagung of RESOLV took place from 09. – 11.03.2015 in Sportschloss Velen near Münster. After having severe problems with the long bus transfer to the last Klausurtagung in Bavaria near Munich, we chose a nearer location this year. Sportschloss Velen proved to be a comfortable, well-equipped conference site in an old castle, only one hour away from the Ruhr-University.

The Klausurtagung startet with a relaxed bus trip to the conference site. After the check-in and a welcome reception the new Participating Scientists Jörg Neugebauer, Thomas Happe and Frank Neese introduced their research fields to the RESOLV members. After that Christian Strippel gave an overview of the Public Outreach activities of RESOLV and invited the RESOLV members to contribute to the RESOLV exhibition about water. The first day of the workshop ended with dinner and drinks in the atmospheric castle basement and discussions continued on the skittle alley until late.

The second day started with overviews of the Research Areas of RESOLV given by the coordinators of the Research Areas. After lunch the group of RESOLV members was split into two subgroups: The PhD students and postdocs presented their projects and discussed about possible collaborations in the “Student’s discussion groups”. The participating PIs and PSs developed future scenarios and visions for RESOLV in the “Strategy Workshop Brainstorming”. In the late afternoon both groups came together again to enjoy talks about the highlights of different research areas of RESOLV.

On the third day the PIs and PSs continued their discussions in the “Strategy Workshop Brainstorming and Future Visions” whereas the Early Career members came together in the “Early Career Workshop”. The main topic of this year’s ECR Workshop was the GSS Internship. Two PhD students reported about their experience during the Internship and gave concrete advice and hints how to organize the stay abroad. Finally, the value of and the challenges for the completion of the GSS Training Schedule were discussed and reported to the dean of the ECR board.

After a delicious lunch in the castle restaurant the participants enjoyed a smooth bus transfer back to the Ruhr-University Bochum. All participants confirmed that it would be a great idea to go to Sportschloss Velen again next year.

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RESOLV Klausurtagung 2015

The second Klausurtagung of RESOLV took place from 09. – 11.03.2015 in Sportschloss Velen near Münster. After having severe problems with the long bus transfer to the last Klausurtagung in Bavaria near Munich, we chose a nearer location this year. Sportschloss Velen proved to be a comfortable, well-equipped conference site in an old castle, only one hour away from the Ruhr-University.

The Klausurtagung startet with a relaxed bus trip to the conference site. After the check-in and a welcome reception the new Participating Scientists Jörg Neugebauer, Thomas Happe and Frank Neese introduced their research fields to the RESOLV members. After that Christian Strippel gave an overview of the Public Outreach activities of RESOLV and invited the RESOLV members to contribute to the RESOLV exhibition about water. The first day of the workshop ended with dinner and drinks in the atmospheric castle basement and discussions continued on the skittle alley until late.

The second day started with overviews of the Research Areas of RESOLV given by the coordinators of the Research Areas. After lunch the group of RESOLV members was split into two subgroups: The PhD students and postdocs presented their projects and discussed about possible collaborations in the “Student’s discussion groups”. The participating PIs and PSs developed future scenarios and visions for RESOLV in the “Strategy Workshop Brainstorming”. In the late afternoon both groups came together again to enjoy talks about the highlights of different research areas of RESOLV.

On the third day the PIs and PSs continued their discussions in the “Strategy Workshop Brainstorming and Future Visions” whereas the Early Career members came together in the “Early Career Workshop”. The main topic of this year’s ECR Workshop was the GSS Internship. Two PhD students reported about their experience during the Internship and gave concrete advice and hints how to organize the stay abroad. Finally, the value of and the challenges for the completion of the GSS Training Schedule were discussed and reported to the dean of the ECR board.

After a delicious lunch in the castle restaurant the participants enjoyed a smooth bus transfer back to the Ruhr-University Bochum. All participants confirmed that it would be a great idea to go to Sportschloss Velen again next year.

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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RESOLV Klausurtagung 2015

The second Klausurtagung of RESOLV took place from 09. – 11.03.2015 in Sportschloss Velen near Münster. After having severe problems with the long bus transfer to the last Klausurtagung in Bavaria near Munich, we chose a nearer location this year. Sportschloss Velen proved to be a comfortable, well-equipped conference site in an old castle, only one hour away from the Ruhr-University.

The Klausurtagung startet with a relaxed bus trip to the conference site. After the check-in and a welcome reception the new Participating Scientists Jörg Neugebauer, Thomas Happe and Frank Neese introduced their research fields to the RESOLV members. After that Christian Strippel gave an overview of the Public Outreach activities of RESOLV and invited the RESOLV members to contribute to the RESOLV exhibition about water. The first day of the workshop ended with dinner and drinks in the atmospheric castle basement and discussions continued on the skittle alley until late.

The second day started with overviews of the Research Areas of RESOLV given by the coordinators of the Research Areas. After lunch the group of RESOLV members was split into two subgroups: The PhD students and postdocs presented their projects and discussed about possible collaborations in the “Student’s discussion groups”. The participating PIs and PSs developed future scenarios and visions for RESOLV in the “Strategy Workshop Brainstorming”. In the late afternoon both groups came together again to enjoy talks about the highlights of different research areas of RESOLV.

On the third day the PIs and PSs continued their discussions in the “Strategy Workshop Brainstorming and Future Visions” whereas the Early Career members came together in the “Early Career Workshop”. The main topic of this year’s ECR Workshop was the GSS Internship. Two PhD students reported about their experience during the Internship and gave concrete advice and hints how to organize the stay abroad. Finally, the value of and the challenges for the completion of the GSS Training Schedule were discussed and reported to the dean of the ECR board.

After a delicious lunch in the castle restaurant the participants enjoyed a smooth bus transfer back to the Ruhr-University Bochum. All participants confirmed that it would be a great idea to go to Sportschloss Velen again next year.

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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