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 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 New Year's Reception 2015

RESOLV welcomed all RESOLV members and special guests at the New Year's Reception at 1:45 pm in Beckmanns Hof at RUB.

In 2015 the New Year Reception of RESOLV took place on the 21st of January in RUB Beckmanns Hof. The event started in the afternoon with a welcome reception and welcoming words by Elmar Weiler, president of the Ruhr-University. This year we appreciated to welcome Dr. Klaus Engel, chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries, at our New Year’s Reception. Klaus Engel addressed some introductory words to the audience and emphasized the importance of a close collaboration with the industry for RESOLV.

In addition, RESOLV celebrated the foundation of its sister institute CALSOLV (California explores Solvation) at the University of California in Berkeley, USA. On this occasion Evan Williams from CALSOLV presented the new institute and invited the PhD students from RESOLV to visit CALSOLV for their 3-months internship.

At the University of California in Berkeley, USA, the research groups of Martin Head-Gordon, Teresa Head-Gordon, Daniel Neumark and Evan Williams are part of CALSOLV with the director Rich Saykally. Every CALSOLV research group will carry out collaborative research projects with RESOLV where the PhD students working on the project will spend a research internship of 2-3 month in Germany at RESOLV.

The New Year’s Reception finished with a get-together with coffee and cakes where the particpants of RESOLV and their guests continued networking and discussions.

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RESOLV New Year's Reception 2015

RESOLV welcomed all RESOLV members and special guests at the New Year's Reception at 1:45 pm in Beckmanns Hof at RUB.

In 2015 the New Year Reception of RESOLV took place on the 21st of January in RUB Beckmanns Hof. The event started in the afternoon with a welcome reception and welcoming words by Elmar Weiler, president of the Ruhr-University. This year we appreciated to welcome Dr. Klaus Engel, chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries, at our New Year’s Reception. Klaus Engel addressed some introductory words to the audience and emphasized the importance of a close collaboration with the industry for RESOLV.

In addition, RESOLV celebrated the foundation of its sister institute CALSOLV (California explores Solvation) at the University of California in Berkeley, USA. On this occasion Evan Williams from CALSOLV presented the new institute and invited the PhD students from RESOLV to visit CALSOLV for their 3-months internship.

At the University of California in Berkeley, USA, the research groups of Martin Head-Gordon, Teresa Head-Gordon, Daniel Neumark and Evan Williams are part of CALSOLV with the director Rich Saykally. Every CALSOLV research group will carry out collaborative research projects with RESOLV where the PhD students working on the project will spend a research internship of 2-3 month in Germany at RESOLV.

The New Year’s Reception finished with a get-together with coffee and cakes where the particpants of RESOLV and their guests continued networking and discussions.

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 New Year's Reception 2015

RESOLV welcomed all RESOLV members and special guests at the New Year's Reception at 1:45 pm in Beckmanns Hof at RUB.

In 2015 the New Year Reception of RESOLV took place on the 21st of January in RUB Beckmanns Hof. The event started in the afternoon with a welcome reception and welcoming words by Elmar Weiler, president of the Ruhr-University. This year we appreciated to welcome Dr. Klaus Engel, chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries, at our New Year’s Reception. Klaus Engel addressed some introductory words to the audience and emphasized the importance of a close collaboration with the industry for RESOLV.

In addition, RESOLV celebrated the foundation of its sister institute CALSOLV (California explores Solvation) at the University of California in Berkeley, USA. On this occasion Evan Williams from CALSOLV presented the new institute and invited the PhD students from RESOLV to visit CALSOLV for their 3-months internship.

At the University of California in Berkeley, USA, the research groups of Martin Head-Gordon, Teresa Head-Gordon, Daniel Neumark and Evan Williams are part of CALSOLV with the director Rich Saykally. Every CALSOLV research group will carry out collaborative research projects with RESOLV where the PhD students working on the project will spend a research internship of 2-3 month in Germany at RESOLV.

The New Year’s Reception finished with a get-together with coffee and cakes where the particpants of RESOLV and their guests continued networking and discussions.

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. This year's GSS Summer School took place from the 22nd to the 25th of May, 2018.

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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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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