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About the person Nicolas Plumeré studied chemistry in Strasbourg and Glasgow and got his doctorate in 2009 at the Universität Tübingen. Since 2010, he has been the Junior Research Group Leader at the RUB Center for Electrochemistry and does research in the Excellence Cluster Resolv. Links Press release: More ERC Starting Grants at RUB Press release: More ERC Starting Grants at RUB Press release: More ERC Starting Grants at RUB Storing power from renewable energy sources is a challenge. Nicolas Plumeré wants to meet that challenge with funding from the European Research Council. For

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Aug 2018

Nat. Rev. Chem.: In nature, enzymes are mostly made of proteins. This might change in a not too distant future, according to a review article published by a research team from Bochum. Enzymes perform very specific functions and require only little...

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Sep 2018

The International Society of Electrochemistry honored Tschulik with the Early Career Analytical Electrochemistry Prize RESOLV scientist Kristina Tschulik officially received the 2017 Early Career Analytical Electrochemistry Prize of ISE Division 1 on...

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Jun 2015

Angew. Chem.: Researchers from Bochum, Mülheim and France found a way to protect sensitive catalysts from oxygen-caused damage. RESOLV members T. Happe, W. Lubitz, W. Schuhmann and N. Plumeré publish in JACS and Angewandte Chemie. An international...

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Jun 2019

JACS: Precious metals are often efficient catalysts. But they are expensive and rare. However, it has so far been difficult to determine how efficient non-precious metal alternatives are. (German version below the English one) Non-precious metal...

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… thoroughly choose your preferred first supervisor from the list of scientists  in the RESOLV consortium and contact her/him to set-up a 1-page project outline send your complete application to igss@rub.de between 15th October - 15th December 2020 be ready for a telephone or online interview by the…

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Jun 2013

Nature Chem.: RUB researchers unmask Janus-faced nature of mechanical forces with the Jülich supercomputer. Reaction speed does not always increase in proportion to the applied force. The harder you pull, the quicker it goes. At least, that used to be the rule in mechanochemistry, a method that researchers apply to set chemical reactions in motion by means of mechanical forces. However, as chemists led by Professor Dominik Marx, Chair of Theoretical Chemistry at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum now report in the journal “Nature Chemistry”, more force cannot in fact be translated one to one into a

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Apr 2019

JACS: The key to a long life for bioelectrodes lies in an oxygen-free environment. The use of proteins involved in the photosynthetic process enables the development of affordable and efficient devices for energy conversion. However, although...

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Sep 2018

Chem. Sci.: Researchers use a trick to prevent a ring from forming when droplets dry. This has far-reaching consequences. If substances dissolved in water are sprayed onto a surface and allowed to dry, the deposits often form a ring. This is because...

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Mar 2018

…ecules, and the innovation pathways of solvation science in the wonderful setting of the Velen castle. “Coffee breaks are great opportunities to discuss new projects, so we’ll have plenty of them”, Prof. Havenith’s promise broke the ice and relaxed...

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