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 scientists get on stage at TEDx RUB

Sold-out conference at the Blue Square in Bochum

Clara Saraceno and Simon Ebbinghaus, both RESOLV investigators, presented their research at the TEDx Ruhr University Bochum of the 21st of April. TED (short for Technology, Entertainment, Design) organizes and broadcasts conferences around the word to spread gripping ideas and stories about the most different topics. TEDx are local, independent events that follow the same philosophy of the main ones. 

TEDx RUB event ‘Building a better world’ took place at the Blue Square in Bochum and was sold out just hours after launching. Clara Saraceno, physicist at RUB, gave a talk about using ultrafast lasers for solvation experiments and of course the possibility to make the famous lightsabers of Star Wars. “It was fun to participate, there was great enthusiasm and I really like the TED format”, says Saraceno. TED talks are ideally short, around 15 minutes, and target the broad public.

Simon Ebbinghaus, chemist at RUB, explained to the public how proteins fold and how to observe the process directly in the densely packed inside of a living cell. 

RESOLV will link videos of the event as soon as they are available. 

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RESOLV scientists get on stage at TEDx RUB

Sold-out conference at the Blue Square in Bochum

Clara Saraceno and Simon Ebbinghaus, both RESOLV investigators, presented their research at the TEDx Ruhr University Bochum of the 21st of April. TED (short for Technology, Entertainment, Design) organizes and broadcasts conferences around the word to spread gripping ideas and stories about the most different topics. TEDx are local, independent events that follow the same philosophy of the main ones. 

TEDx RUB event ‘Building a better world’ took place at the Blue Square in Bochum and was sold out just hours after launching. Clara Saraceno, physicist at RUB, gave a talk about using ultrafast lasers for solvation experiments and of course the possibility to make the famous lightsabers of Star Wars. “It was fun to participate, there was great enthusiasm and I really like the TED format”, says Saraceno. TED talks are ideally short, around 15 minutes, and target the broad public.

Simon Ebbinghaus, chemist at RUB, explained to the public how proteins fold and how to observe the process directly in the densely packed inside of a living cell. 

RESOLV will link videos of the event as soon as they are available. 

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 scientists get on stage at TEDx RUB

Sold-out conference at the Blue Square in Bochum

Clara Saraceno and Simon Ebbinghaus, both RESOLV investigators, presented their research at the TEDx Ruhr University Bochum of the 21st of April. TED (short for Technology, Entertainment, Design) organizes and broadcasts conferences around the word to spread gripping ideas and stories about the most different topics. TEDx are local, independent events that follow the same philosophy of the main ones. 

TEDx RUB event ‘Building a better world’ took place at the Blue Square in Bochum and was sold out just hours after launching. Clara Saraceno, physicist at RUB, gave a talk about using ultrafast lasers for solvation experiments and of course the possibility to make the famous lightsabers of Star Wars. “It was fun to participate, there was great enthusiasm and I really like the TED format”, says Saraceno. TED talks are ideally short, around 15 minutes, and target the broad public.

Simon Ebbinghaus, chemist at RUB, explained to the public how proteins fold and how to observe the process directly in the densely packed inside of a living cell. 

RESOLV will link videos of the event as soon as they are available. 

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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