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ZEMOS: New Research Building

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) takes a step ahead towards paving the way for a novel research fields – the investigation of solvation processes in chemistry, biochemistry, and engineering. The German Science Council (German: Wissenschaftsrat (WR)) recommended the funding of a 44 M€ research building. With a total area of 3.891 square meters, the Center of Solvation Science (ZEMOS) will be created eastward of the ND building. It will give space to about 100 scientists dedicated to the research field Solvation Science.

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ZEMOS: New Research Building

After extensive planning and bidding procedures performed by the project team (RUB and BLB employees), there are now the first building activities visible on campus.

The new research building will be constructed as direct neighbor in extension of the N-Buildings. The transfer of the new building to the RUB scientist by the BLB is envisioned to be at the end of February 2016.

In the beginning of March 2014 the ditch for the foundation with a depth of about 7 m is finalized to about 70%. The diggers removed solid rocks but also stone coal (as visible on the photograph).

The goal it so finish the main earth-moving activities during the semester break in order to reduce the impact to the lowest possible levels on academic activities in the buildings close by.

Cluster of Excellence RESOLV

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 (RUB) hosts the Cluster of Excellence.

Further information about RESOLV can be found on the homepage www.rub.de/solvation and in the RESOLV Flyer.

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Flyer RESOLV   (2.1 MB)

Campus development at RUB

ZEMOS is a project of the development of the campus of Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB).

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Speaker of ZEMOS

Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith-Newen


Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Fakultät für Chemie und Biochemie
NC 02/ 168
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum


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Progress on the construction site

Photographs of the advances made on the construction site of ZEMOS are shown here

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Foundation Stone Ceremony on May 26th 2014

The Foundation Stone Ceremony took place on May 26th 2014.

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News of the construction site

The construction phase of ZEMOS has started in January 2014.

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solvation science@rub

Here, you find more information about the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV and Solvation Science.

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