How acids behave in interstellar space

How acids behave in interstellar space

NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Acids in water release protons, but how do they behave in interstellar space?

PATHWAYS FOR WOMEN IN STEM

PATHWAYS FOR WOMEN IN STEM

How it went: The MUST/RESOLV gender and science meeting (9-10 September 2019).

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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Martina Havenith-Newen, Speaker of the Cluster of Excellence Resolv © RUB, Marquard

RESOLV SPEAKER GETS UAR PROFESSORSHIP

The cluster of excellence RESOLV is strengthend by a professorship across the three universities of the UA Ruhr.

The interdisciplinary research field of Solvation Science will receive a further boost within the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr). The Mercator Research Center Ruhr is investing almost 1 million euros in turning the professorship of Martina Havenith-Newen into an inter-institutional UA Ruhr professorship. The goal is to build a technological platform within the UA Ruhr for developing new laser spectroscopy methods.

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Martina Havenith-Newen, Speaker of the Cluster of Excellence Resolv © RUB, Marquard

RESOLV SPEAKER GETS UAR PROFESSORSHIP

The cluster of excellence RESOLV is strengthend by a professorship across the three universities of the UA Ruhr.

The interdisciplinary research field of Solvation Science will receive a further boost within the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr). The Mercator Research Center Ruhr is investing almost 1 million euros in turning the professorship of Martina Havenith-Newen into an inter-institutional UA Ruhr professorship. The goal is to build a technological platform within the UA Ruhr for developing new laser spectroscopy methods.

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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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Martina Havenith-Newen, Speaker of the Cluster of Excellence Resolv © RUB, Marquard

RESOLV SPEAKER GETS UAR PROFESSORSHIP

The cluster of excellence RESOLV is strengthend by a professorship across the three universities of the UA Ruhr.

The interdisciplinary research field of Solvation Science will receive a further boost within the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr). The Mercator Research Center Ruhr is investing almost 1 million euros in turning the professorship of Martina Havenith-Newen into an inter-institutional UA Ruhr professorship. The goal is to build a technological platform within the UA Ruhr for developing new laser spectroscopy methods.

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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

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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