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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Welcome to the new portal of Solvation Science!

We can offer you a brand new access point to RESOLV and solvation research.

 

Since the dawn of RESOLV in 2012, we had one primary goal: To establish Solvation Science as a new research field. Besides the lab work, sharing our results with scientists, students, journalists and lay people has always been part of that mission. As our adventure in the solvation world progressed, so did our outreach activities: A website, conferences's participation and organisation (i.e. Bunsentagung 2015), editorials in high ranking journals (i.e. Angewandte Chemie), the blog, the exhibition 'Völlig Losgelöst', a dedicated issue in the scientific journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics and in the chemistry magazine Chemie in unserer Zeit, and much more.

Now, five years later, Solvation Science is a recognised research field, and, taking the cue from the results obtained, we are expanding and shaping it in new ways. Accordingly, we need new ways to connect to our world and the outside.

Our new website responds to this new dimension of Solvation Science: From seed idea to blossomed territory. I hope you agree with us that the website shows an appealing design. In the homepage you will already get a glimpse of our main activities. The top menu is easy to navigate, with only five voices and a rational design. Each of the main voices has an introductory page that displays you our best flowers.

If you are a scientist, you surely are interested on our research page and our publications page.

If you are a student, you can find information on our master and PhD programmes on the iMOS and GSS pages, respectively.

If you are a journalist, you will know get to know us better in the about page and get crispy numbers in the Facts & Figures page. 

To find more out about special opportunities which we offer, go to our equal opportunity and career page.

Whoever you are, we hope we can now give you easy access to the information about solvation science that you seek. Enjoy the spring, enjoy our new website!

- Martina Havenith, speaker of RESOLV

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Welcome to the new portal of Solvation Science!

We can offer you a brand new access point to RESOLV and solvation research.

 

Since the dawn of RESOLV in 2012, we had one primary goal: To establish Solvation Science as a new research field. Besides the lab work, sharing our results with scientists, students, journalists and lay people has always been part of that mission. As our adventure in the solvation world progressed, so did our outreach activities: A website, conferences's participation and organisation (i.e. Bunsentagung 2015), editorials in high ranking journals (i.e. Angewandte Chemie), the blog, the exhibition 'Völlig Losgelöst', a dedicated issue in the scientific journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics and in the chemistry magazine Chemie in unserer Zeit, and much more.

Now, five years later, Solvation Science is a recognised research field, and, taking the cue from the results obtained, we are expanding and shaping it in new ways. Accordingly, we need new ways to connect to our world and the outside.

Our new website responds to this new dimension of Solvation Science: From seed idea to blossomed territory. I hope you agree with us that the website shows an appealing design. In the homepage you will already get a glimpse of our main activities. The top menu is easy to navigate, with only five voices and a rational design. Each of the main voices has an introductory page that displays you our best flowers.

If you are a scientist, you surely are interested on our research page and our publications page.

If you are a student, you can find information on our master and PhD programmes on the iMOS and GSS pages, respectively.

If you are a journalist, you will know get to know us better in the about page and get crispy numbers in the Facts & Figures page. 

To find more out about special opportunities which we offer, go to our equal opportunity and career page.

Whoever you are, we hope we can now give you easy access to the information about solvation science that you seek. Enjoy the spring, enjoy our new website!

- Martina Havenith, speaker of RESOLV

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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Welcome to the new portal of Solvation Science!

We can offer you a brand new access point to RESOLV and solvation research.

 

Since the dawn of RESOLV in 2012, we had one primary goal: To establish Solvation Science as a new research field. Besides the lab work, sharing our results with scientists, students, journalists and lay people has always been part of that mission. As our adventure in the solvation world progressed, so did our outreach activities: A website, conferences's participation and organisation (i.e. Bunsentagung 2015), editorials in high ranking journals (i.e. Angewandte Chemie), the blog, the exhibition 'Völlig Losgelöst', a dedicated issue in the scientific journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics and in the chemistry magazine Chemie in unserer Zeit, and much more.

Now, five years later, Solvation Science is a recognised research field, and, taking the cue from the results obtained, we are expanding and shaping it in new ways. Accordingly, we need new ways to connect to our world and the outside.

Our new website responds to this new dimension of Solvation Science: From seed idea to blossomed territory. I hope you agree with us that the website shows an appealing design. In the homepage you will already get a glimpse of our main activities. The top menu is easy to navigate, with only five voices and a rational design. Each of the main voices has an introductory page that displays you our best flowers.

If you are a scientist, you surely are interested on our research page and our publications page.

If you are a student, you can find information on our master and PhD programmes on the iMOS and GSS pages, respectively.

If you are a journalist, you will know get to know us better in the about page and get crispy numbers in the Facts & Figures page. 

To find more out about special opportunities which we offer, go to our equal opportunity and career page.

Whoever you are, we hope we can now give you easy access to the information about solvation science that you seek. Enjoy the spring, enjoy our new website!

- Martina Havenith, speaker of RESOLV

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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