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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

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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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 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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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

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

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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