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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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Skill workshop at the RESOLV Summer School 2019. This year, due to the pandemic, the workshops will take place online. ©RESOLV

RESOLV Summer School goes online

Four workshops for young scientists in the online form.

RESOLV has prepared a special present for young scientists during this stay-at-home time. The Cluster of Excellence in Solvation Science will offer PhDs and postdocs four online workshops that will take place simultaneously on 4 June 2020. The workshops will cover soft skills like Business Basics, Voice and Body Language, Job Hunting and Presenting in TED Style, and Stress Management. “We organise the Summer School Solvation Science every year, and we wanted to stick to this tradition and offer to young researchers, despite the pandemic, an appealing online program”, says Prof. Martina Havenith, speaker of RESOLV.

The Summer School on Solvation Science is a RESOLV tradition since 2014. The school always takes place after Whitsuntide at the Ruhr University Bochum and is part of the integrated Graduate School Solvation Science (iGSS). Therefore, it appeals to iGSS doctoral students but also to international students from RESOLV's network and beyond. In the original, pre-COVID-19 format, this year's highlights should have included keynote talks by internationally renowned speakers in the field of Solvation Science, skills workshops, and hands-on advanced laboratory modules. 

In the current, ad-hoc modified format, only the workshops in the online form will take place. In the different sections, students will find answers to questions like: How is the basic positioning of companies based on products and markets?; How can I improvise to enhance authentic, confident expression?; How can I determine and proactively sell my unique skillset?; How can I capture the audience’s attention; What is actually stress and how can I handle it?. So far, students from UC Santa Barbara (US), ETH Zürich und University Bern (Switzerland) have already registered. The workshop's presence is limited to allow for a real and fruitful exchange. Registration closes on 3 May 2020, places are still available (Email for inquiries: igss(at)rub.de). 

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Skill workshop at the RESOLV Summer School 2019. This year, due to the pandemic, the workshops will take place online. ©RESOLV

RESOLV Summer School goes online

Four workshops for young scientists in the online form.

RESOLV has prepared a special present for young scientists during this stay-at-home time. The Cluster of Excellence in Solvation Science will offer PhDs and postdocs four online workshops that will take place simultaneously on 4 June 2020. The workshops will cover soft skills like Business Basics, Voice and Body Language, Job Hunting and Presenting in TED Style, and Stress Management. “We organise the Summer School Solvation Science every year, and we wanted to stick to this tradition and offer to young researchers, despite the pandemic, an appealing online program”, says Prof. Martina Havenith, speaker of RESOLV.

The Summer School on Solvation Science is a RESOLV tradition since 2014. The school always takes place after Whitsuntide at the Ruhr University Bochum and is part of the integrated Graduate School Solvation Science (iGSS). Therefore, it appeals to iGSS doctoral students but also to international students from RESOLV's network and beyond. In the original, pre-COVID-19 format, this year's highlights should have included keynote talks by internationally renowned speakers in the field of Solvation Science, skills workshops, and hands-on advanced laboratory modules. 

In the current, ad-hoc modified format, only the workshops in the online form will take place. In the different sections, students will find answers to questions like: How is the basic positioning of companies based on products and markets?; How can I improvise to enhance authentic, confident expression?; How can I determine and proactively sell my unique skillset?; How can I capture the audience’s attention; What is actually stress and how can I handle it?. So far, students from UC Santa Barbara (US), ETH Zürich und University Bern (Switzerland) have already registered. The workshop's presence is limited to allow for a real and fruitful exchange. Registration closes on 3 May 2020, places are still available (Email for inquiries: igss(at)rub.de). 

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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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Skill workshop at the RESOLV Summer School 2019. This year, due to the pandemic, the workshops will take place online. ©RESOLV

RESOLV Summer School goes online

Four workshops for young scientists in the online form.

RESOLV has prepared a special present for young scientists during this stay-at-home time. The Cluster of Excellence in Solvation Science will offer PhDs and postdocs four online workshops that will take place simultaneously on 4 June 2020. The workshops will cover soft skills like Business Basics, Voice and Body Language, Job Hunting and Presenting in TED Style, and Stress Management. “We organise the Summer School Solvation Science every year, and we wanted to stick to this tradition and offer to young researchers, despite the pandemic, an appealing online program”, says Prof. Martina Havenith, speaker of RESOLV.

The Summer School on Solvation Science is a RESOLV tradition since 2014. The school always takes place after Whitsuntide at the Ruhr University Bochum and is part of the integrated Graduate School Solvation Science (iGSS). Therefore, it appeals to iGSS doctoral students but also to international students from RESOLV's network and beyond. In the original, pre-COVID-19 format, this year's highlights should have included keynote talks by internationally renowned speakers in the field of Solvation Science, skills workshops, and hands-on advanced laboratory modules. 

In the current, ad-hoc modified format, only the workshops in the online form will take place. In the different sections, students will find answers to questions like: How is the basic positioning of companies based on products and markets?; How can I improvise to enhance authentic, confident expression?; How can I determine and proactively sell my unique skillset?; How can I capture the audience’s attention; What is actually stress and how can I handle it?. So far, students from UC Santa Barbara (US), ETH Zürich und University Bern (Switzerland) have already registered. The workshop's presence is limited to allow for a real and fruitful exchange. Registration closes on 3 May 2020, places are still available (Email for inquiries: igss(at)rub.de). 

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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. The seventh Summer School Solvation Science has been cancelled for 2020 due to the current pandemic caused by the virus COVID-19. Stay tuned for updates!

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

R Schwan, C Qu, D Mani, N Pal L van der Meer, B Redlich, C Leforestier, JM Bowman, G Schwaab, M Havenith
Observation of the Low-Frequency Spectrum of the Water Dimer as a Sensitive Test of the Water Dimer Potential and Dipole Moment Surfaces, Angew. Chem. 58 (2019), DOI: 10.1002/anie.201906048

N Berger, LJB Wollny, P Sokkar, S Mittal, J Mieres-Perez, R Stoll, W Sander, E Sanchez-Garcia
Solvent-Enhanced Conformational Flexibility of Cyclic Tetrapeptides, ChemPhysChem 20 (2019), 1664, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201900345

A El Arrassi, Z Liu, MV Evers, N Blanc, G Bendt, S Saddeler, D Tetzlaff, D Pohl, C Damm, S Schulz, K Tschulik
Intrinsic Activity of Oxygen Evolution Catalysts Probed at Single CoFe2O4 Nanoparticles, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141 (2019), 9197, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b04516

D Mani, R Pérez de Tudela, R Schwan, N Pal, S Körning, H Forbert, B Redlich, AFG van der Meer, G Schwaab, D Marx, M Havenith
Acid solvation versus dissociation at “stardust conditions”: Reaction sequence matters, Science Advances  5 (2019), eaav8179, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aav8179

CAJ Hutter, MH Timachi, LM Hürlimann, I Zimmermann, P Egloff, H Göddeke, S Kucher, S Štefanic, M Karttunen, LV Schäfer, E Bordignon, MA Seeger
The extracellular gate shapes the energy profile of an ABC exporter, Nature Communications 10 (2019), 2260, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09892-6

 

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