Participating Scientists
Research Area A “Understanding and Exploiting Solvation in Chemical Processes"

Research Area B “Connecting Solvation Dynamics with Biomolecular Function"

Research Area C “Ion Solvation and Charge Transfer at Interfaces”
Research Area A, B, C
Title, Full Name, Institute
Research Fields
Research Area(s)
Prof. Dr. Enrica Bordignon
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
EPR Spectroscopy
EPR spectroscopy, site-directed spin labeling, Double Electron-Electron Resonance, dynamic nuclear polarization,membrane protein structure-dynamics-function relationship, water dynamics, Bcl-2 proteins, apoptosis, ABC transporters, molecular biology
B
Prof. Dr. Uwe Bovensiepen
Universität Essen-Duisburg
Electron and ion solvation dynamics at metal-molecule interfaces; Methods: Femtosecond time- and angle-resolved non-linear photoelectron spectroscopy
C
Prof. Dr. Guido Clever
Technische Universität Dortmund
Inorganic Chemistry II
Supramolecular chemistry in solution, self-assembled coordination cages, confined molecular environments, host-guest chemistry, stimuli responsive systems, modified DNA nano structures; methods: NMR, CD spectroscopy, HRMS, isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC)
A
Prof. Dr. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Inorganic Chemistry II
Organometallic Chemistry: Tailoring structures and properties of carbanionic reagents for selective synthetic applications
A
Dr. Andreas Erbe
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH Düsseldorf and NTNU Norway

 

In situ study of water to frozen ice transition at interfaces; Methods: IR-ellipsometry, time-resolved IR reflection spectroscopy coupled with potential jump experiments
C
Prof. Dr. Lukas J. Gooßen
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organic Chemistry I
Development of catalytic methods, C-C, C-H and CO2 activation, fluoroalkylations, separations in supercritical fluids
A
Prof. Dr. Thomas Happe
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Photobiotechnology
Solvation effects on redox proteins; solvation shell dynamics on proton transfer within hydrogenases;
Methods: Photocatalysis, enzyme technology, overexpression, purification and protein crystallography of anaerobic sensitive proteins
B
Dr. Matthias Heyden
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
Mülheim an der Ruhr
Influence of surrounding solution on the dynamics and stability of proteins
B
Prof. Dr. Stefan Huber
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organic Chemistry I
Organocatalysis and supramolecular chemistry, multidentate halogen bonding in solution
A
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Müge Kasanmascheff
Technische Universität Dortmund
Physical Chemistry
Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, hyperfine spectroscopy, amino acid radicals, metalloproteins, proton-coupled electron transfer reactions, ribonucleotide reductases, unnatural amino acid incorporation
B
Prof. Dr. Stefan Kast
Technische Universität Dortmund
Theoretical Physical Chemistry
Liquid state theory in combination with molecular dynamics and quantum chemistry; solvation effects on structure, spectra and thermodynamics in chemical and biological systems
A, B
Dr. Christian Merten
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organic Chemistry II
Intermolecular interactions and chiral induction studied by vibrational CD
A
Prof. Dr. Nils Metzler-Nolte
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Bioinorganic Chemistry I
Synthesis of bioconjugates of metal complexes with peptides and peptide nucleic acid oligomers. Tailor-made peptides of increasing complexity, in particular polypeptide/metal complexes
B
Prof. Dr. Franz Narberhaus
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Microbial Biology
Synthesis of temperature-labile "RNA thermometers" and characterization of their unusual properties in terms of hydration effects; Methods: small to medium RNA synthesis, rational design of point mutations, small to medium RNA synthesis, enzymatic and chemical probing of RNA structures, RNA-RNA and RNA-protein interactions, bioinformatic prediction of RNA structures
B
Prof. Dr. Frank Neese
Max-Planck-Institut für
Chemische Energiekonversion
Mühlheim an der Ruhr
Theoretical Method Development, ab initio wavefunctions, experimental and theoretical spectroscopy (X-Ray, EPR, MCD, absorption, resonance Raman), open shell transition metals, reaction mechanisms, magnetism. ORCA, bioinorganic chemistry
A
Prof. Dr. Jörg Neugebauer
Max-Planck-Institut für
Eisenforschung
Düsseldorf
Computational Materials Design
C
Prof. Dr. Patrick Nürnberger
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Physical Chemistry II
Time-resolved spectroscopy, ultrafast photochemistry, transient absorption, quantum control of photochemical reactions, real-time observation of excited-state processes, transfer phenomena, solvation effects, reaction intermediates
A
Dr. Nicolas Plumeré
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Molecular Nanostructures
Controlled orientation of redox enzymes at electrode surfaces, SECM-based surface structuring for bio-array production, Design of redox solvated matrices (hydrogels) to bridge hydrogenases and photosystems with electrodes for energy conversion applications and for fundamental studies of redox biocatalysts.
B
Dr.-Ing. Markus Richter
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Lehrstuhl für Thermodynamik
Accurate thermophysical property measurements and investigation of the phase behavior (gas-to-liquid) taking account of surface phenomena (adsorption, capillary condensation, bulk condensation)
A
Prof. Dr. Matthias Rögner
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Lehrstuhl für Biochemie der Pflanzen
Solvent channels in control of catalytic center solvation in water-splitting Photosystem 2; Methods: Photoelectrochemistry, quantitative mass spectrometry, SPR, purification of intrinsic membrane protein complexes, fluorescence- & CD-spectroscopy
B
Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik VI
Surface Science, heterogeneous catalysis, synthesis of size- and shape-controlled nanoparticle catalysts, microscopic and spectroscopic characterization of nanocatalysts in situ and under operando conditions in liquid and gas phase with synchrotron radiation, x-ray absorption fine-structure spectroscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, grazing-incidence small angle scattering
C
Prof. Dr. Axel Rosenhahn
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Analytical Chemistry
Biointerfaces, biofouling, advanced surface chemistry, in-situ interface analysis, X-ray imaging, microfluidic adhesion experiments, 3D tracking
C
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sadowski
Technical University Dortmund
Biochemical and Chemical Engineering
Thermodynamic modeling of complex systems, biothermodynamics, salt influence in biological systems, ion pairing, solvent influence on chemical and biological reactions
A
Dr. Elsa Sanchez Garcia
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
Mülheim an der Ruhr
Multiscale methods, Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Dynamics simulations, free energy calculations. Biomolecules, catalysis and reactive intermediates
A, B
Prof. Dr. Clara Saraceno
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Photonics and Ultrafast Laser Science
High-power ultrafast solid-state lasers, nonlinear optics, high-power terahertz sources
B
Prof. Dr. Lars Schäfer
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Theoretical Chemistry
Molecular simulation, biological macromolecules, molecular dynamics, force fields, multiscale modeling
B
PD Dr. Rochus Schmid
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
CMC
Charge transfer at electrolyte/electrode interfaces; Methods: Coupling of periodic real-space DFT code to the Poisson-Boltzmann approach
C
Prof. Dr. Frank Schulz
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organic Chemistry I
Bioorganic chemistry, natural products chemistry, enzymology
B
Prof. Dr. Katrin Sommer
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Didaktik der Chemie
Didactics and chemical education, model experiments
-
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Kristina Tschulik
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Micro-/Nano-Electrochemistry
Nano-Electrocatalysis, Magneto-Electrochemistry, Electrodeposition
C