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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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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 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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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.

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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