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 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. 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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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. 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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