Cluster of Excellence RESOLV (EXC 1069)
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Ruhr Explores Solvation

The Cluster of Excellence RESOLV (Ruhr Explores Solvation: EXC 1069) is funded with 28 Mio. EUR by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) within the framework of the German Excellence Initiative. The project commenced on November the 1st, 2012, and the funding period will end on October the 31st, 2017. Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith-Newen is the Speaker and Coordinator of RESOLV and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum hosts the Cluster of Excellence.

Further information about RESOLV can be found in the RESOLV Flyer.

Latest Events

25.-29.05.2015 GSS Summer School 15.-19.06.2015 RESOLV @ ACHEMA in Frankfurt 16.-17.06.2015 IFF Meeting

Our Goal

At the very heart of RESOLV lies the quest to significantly deepen the understanding of the complex interplay between solutes and solvents at the molecular level. Therefore, our goal is to launch Solvation Science as a new interdisciplinary research field, thus providing a unifying framework in which solvent processes can be investigated.

International Faculty

Furthermore, our International Faculty (IF) Solvation Science provides an international network of top institutions to foster long-term scientific collaborations.

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Graduate School Solvation Science

As part of RESOLV, a new international Graduate School Solvation Science (GSS) for doctoral students was established in January 2013.

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International Female Faculty

The International Female Faculty (IFF) was founded within RESOLV with the specific aim to support and promote women in scientific careers.

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GSS Summer School

26th - 29th May, 2015, in the RUB Conference Center, click here for all the details!

International Women Scientist Meeting

The second International Women Scientist Meeting will take place at RUB on 16th - 17th of June, 2015. Please see here for more information.


Watch this documantary in german about the Clusters of Excellence in Germany.

RESOLV Colloquia

RESOLV regularly invites national and international speakers to lecture on the subject of Solvation Science. Please click below to find an up-to-date list of RESOLV Speakers.

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PhD Stipends available

There are PhD stipends available, please click here for more information or contact the RESOLV Office