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 6 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 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. 

What Can We Learn by Observing Proteins in the Cell? | Simon Ebbinghaus | TEDxRuhrUniversityBochum

How New Kinds of Lasers Shape Our Future | Clara Saraceno | TEDxRuhrUniversityBochum

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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. 

What Can We Learn by Observing Proteins in the Cell? | Simon Ebbinghaus | TEDxRuhrUniversityBochum

How New Kinds of Lasers Shape Our Future | Clara Saraceno | TEDxRuhrUniversityBochum

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 Extrem 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 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. 

What Can We Learn by Observing Proteins in the Cell? | Simon Ebbinghaus | TEDxRuhrUniversityBochum

How New Kinds of Lasers Shape Our Future | Clara Saraceno | TEDxRuhrUniversityBochum

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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Publications highlight

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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