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Applied Competence Cluster (ACC) Terahertz

The Applied Competence Cluster Terahertz (ACC-THz) is, like the “Research Departments”, an institution of Ruhr-University Bochum and an integrated part of the Ruhr-University`s "Research Campus"-concept. The ACC-THz complements excellent science and interdisciplinary collaboration with effective transfer of innovative technology. It concentrates on the transfer of promising Terahertz-related inventions and applications to industry. Currently, we focus on the spectroscopic investigation of solvation and the development of innovative methods and spectroscopic processes in cooperation with the Chair of Physical Chemistry II, headed by Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith-Newen. In addition, we work together with the Chair of Photonic and Terahertz Technology, Prof. Dr. Martin Hofmann, to develop innovative laser diode-based THz sources.

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Transfer of basic research progress to applied research

The transfer project TranSOLV is part of the excellence cluster RESOLV. Based on the knowhow and the already existing infrastructure of Fraunhofer UMSICHT, the realization of the direct transfer of university basic research results into applied research projects with industrial partners in order to develop technologically relevant processes and products is the long-term aim of TranSOLV. Thus, TranSOLV focusses firstly on the internal cross-linking between UMSICHT and RESOLV via shared PhDs and internal knowledge transfer as well as on the introduction of RESOLV within industry (exhibition appearance at ACHEMA 2015) and making contact with important representatives of industry (on-topic round of talks, technology days).

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Zentrum für Elektrochemie (CES)

Electrochemistry has developed into a modern interdisciplinary science with its applications ranging from Material sciences to Biotechnology. Today, modern industrial sectors such as the energy industry, basic chemicals, polymers, surface refinement, microsystem technologies, diagnostics and environmental monitoring necessitate knowledge and expertise in electrochemistry.
The Center for Electrochemical Sciences (CES) has been founded by Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf. It is financially supported by the NRW state in the framework of the HighTech.NRW competition and ThyssenKrupp Steel. CES is regarded as a Center of Excellence with the task to ensure international competitive research in modern and future electrochemistry at a high standard.

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