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

18.11.2014 2:00 pm NC 3/99: RESOLV Colloquium - Prof. Gabriele Sadowski, University of Dortmund 02.12.2014 RUB Conference Center: RESOLV Workshop Research Area A 11.12.2014 Beckmann's Hof RESOLV Workshop Research Area C

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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New Call for PhD Students in 2014!

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


First GSS Summer School!

10th - 13th June, 2014, in the RUB Conference Center, click here for all the details! Download the programme here!

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Other News

TV TIP! BR-Alpha - Deutschlands Exzellente Universitäten: A short documentary in German about the Excellence Clusters and Elite Universities in Germany. This episode portrays the Jena, Hamburg, Mannheim, und Bochum universities. Watch this episode.

The RESOLV Klausurtagung took place on the 17 - 19th of February, 2014 in the Seeon Monastry in Munich, Germany. Click here to download an overview of the Seeon Monastry and here to download the program.

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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