Principal Investigators
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)
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Simon Ebbinghaus
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Physical Chemistry II
Protein folding and aggregation, fluorescence microscopy, temperature jump relaxation techniques, molecular biology, THz absorption spectroscopy
B, C
Prof. Dr. Christof Hättig
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Theoretical Chemistry
Accurate electronic structure theory, coupled cluster response theory, weak / van der Waals / hydrogen-bonding interactions for large systems, external electromagnetic fields
A, C
Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith-Newen Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Physical Chemistry II
IR laser spectroscopy, molecular aggregates, THz absorption spectroscopy, solvation dynamics, laser development, Scattering Nearfield IR- and Raman- microscopy, ultracold chemistry
A, B, C
Prof. Dr. Christian Herrmann
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Physical Chemistry I
Protein thermodynamics in aqueous co-solvents and ionic liquids, enzymatic reactions, protein interactions, microcalorimetry, CD spectroscopy; kinetics, stopped flow, T-jump
B
Prof. Dr. Benjamin List
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
Mülheim an der Ruhr
Development and mechanistic investigation of new methods of chemical synthesis, asymmetric organocatalysis and anion mediated asymmetric catalysis
A
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Lubitz
Max-Planck-Institut für
Chemische Energiekonversion
Mühlheim an der Ruhr
Paramagnetic Systems (radicals, triplet states, metal complexes), metalloproteins: wateroxidase, hydrogenase, ribonucleotide reductase; primary processes of photosynthesis; magnetic resonance spectroscopy; quantum chemical calculations
A, B
Prof. Dr. Dominik Marx
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Theoretical Chemistry
Ab initio (Car-Parrinello) molecular dynamics, theoretical spectroscopy, HPC, solvation, liquids, water, hydrogen-bonding, interfaces, charge transport, proton transfer, aggregation
A, B, C
Prof. Dr. Karina Morgenstern
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Physical Chemistry I
Surface science, surface reactions, non-adiabatic reactions, hydrogen bonding, kinetics of nanostructures, water, azobenzene derivatives, metallic surfaces, insulating layers, real space imaging, electron transfer excitation, femtosecond excitation
A, C
Prof. Dr. Martin Muhler
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Technical Chemistry
Heterogeneous catalysis, catalyst preparation, elucidation of elementary steps, redox catalysts in gas vs liquid phase, advanced spectroscopy coupled to transient kinetic methods
C
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Petermann
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Particle Technology
Product design from lab to industrial scale, separation techniques using supercritical fluids. thermo- and fluid dynamic data, sorption/desorption kinetics of gas mixtures at high pressure
A, C
Prof. Dr. Wolfram Sander
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organic Chemistry II
Physical organic chemistry, reactive intermediates, chemistry of open shell molecules, radicals, radicals, carbenes, synthesis and spectroscopy of peptides, matrix isolation spectroscopy, time resolved spectroscopy
A, B
Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
Mülheim an der Ruhr
Fundamental studies of crystallization processes, catalysis, synthesis of catalyst materials, high throughput experimentation in catalysis, hydrogen storage materials, zeolites and ordered mesoporous materials, biomass transformation
C
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Analytical Chemistry
Analytical chemistry, (micro-) electrochemistry, scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM), localized corrosion, fuel cell catalysts, biofuel cells, photoelectrochemistry
A, C
Prof. Dr. Eckhard Spohr
University Duisburg-Essen Theoretical Chemistry
Classical and ab initio computer simulation of chemical reactivity and transport in electrolytes, near interfaces, in membranes, disordered media and in heterogeneous materials for energy research, development of reactive force fields for use in aqueous system simulations
C
Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH Düsseldorf
Electrochemistry, corrosion science, buried interfaces, spectroscopy of electrified interfaces, surface science
C
Prof. Dr. Walter Thiel
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
Mülheim an der Ruhr
Quantum chemistry and computational chemistry for large molecular systems, QM/MM techniques, spectroscopy, dynamics, reactivity, catalytic reactions and enzymatic processes
B
Prof. Dr. Metin Tolan
Technische Universität Dortmund Experimental Physics I & DELTA
Synchrotron radiation, interface scattering, small-angle X-ray scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, coherent X-ray scattering, soft condensed matter, biointerfaces, water networks
C
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Weidner
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Verfahrenstechnische Transportprozesse
Supercritical fluids, phase equilibria/mass and heat transfer in multiphase systems, controlled release systems, micro- and nanoparticles, high pressure technology
A, C
Prof. Dr. Roland Winter
Technische Universität Dortmund Physical Chemistry I
X-ray and neutron scattering, calorimetry, CD, FT-IR, fluorescence spectroscopy, atomic force and fluorescence microscopy; structure, dynamics and function of model biomembranes, protein-lipid interactions; protein folding, misfolding and amyloidogenesis; co-solvent and confinement effects on protein stability and folding; high pressure effects in molecular biophysics
B, C