Chemistry and Biochemistry
at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry at
the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB). On the occasion of the Bunsen-Tagung 2015, this brochure may serve to showcase the people at our Faculty, as well as our many activities.


Read the complete Welcome Address written by Nils Metzler-Nolte,
Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum



1 Welcome
Prof. Dr. Nils Metzler-Nolte, Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum

3 RESOLV – Ruhr Explores Solvation Cluster of Excellence
Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith-Newen, Speaker of the Executive Board

6 Novel Research Infrastructure for Solvation Science
Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith-Newen, ZEMOS – Center of Molecular Spectroscopy and Simulation of Solvent-driven

7 Electrochemistry: From Bioelectrochemistry to Electrocatalysis
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann, Analytical Chemistry

9 Analytical Chemistry – Biointerfaces: Understanding Biological Adhesion Processes
Prof. Dr. Axel Rosenhahn, Analytical Chemistry

11 Center for Electrochemical Sciences (CES)

Dr. Nicola Plumeré, Dr. Fabio La Mantia, Dr. Sabine Seisel, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann

13 Bioinorganic and Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Nils Metzler-Nolte and Dr. Ulf-Peter Apfel, Inorganic Chemistry I

16 Synergy between Synthesis, Computational Chemistry and Materials Development
Prof. Dr. Roland A. Fischer, Jun. Prof. Dr. Radim Beranek, Prof. Dr. Anjana Devi, PD Dr. Rochus Schmid, Inorganic Chemistry II

22 Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors: Structure, Function, Regulation and Modulation
Prof. Dr. Michael Hollmann, Biochemistry I

24 Molecular Neurobiochemistry: Towards Protection and Regeneration of Brain Neurons
Prof. Dr. Rolf Heumann, Biochemistry II
26 Electrobiochemistry: Molecular Regulation of Voltage-Gated Transmembrane Ion Currents Underlying Fast Signaling in Living Cells
Prof. Dr. Irmgard Dietzel-Meyer, Biochemistry II

28 Biomolecular Spectroscopy: NMR to Study the Structure and Function of Medically Relevant Proteins
Prof. Dr. Raphael Stoll, Biochemistry II

30 Chemistry Education: Scientific Ways of Thinking and Working
Prof. Dr. Katrin Sommer, Didactics

32 Systems Chemistry: Self-Replication and Self-Assembly
Prof. Dr. Günter von Kiedrowski, Organic Chemistry I

34 Multidentate Halogen Bonding in Solution: Organocatalysis and Supramolecular Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Stefan M. Huber, Organic Chemistry I

36 Natural Product Research: Chemical, Enzymatic and Fermentative Synthesis of Medicinally Important Compounds
Prof. Dr. Frank Schulz, Organic Chemistry I

38 Physical Organic Chemistry: Understanding Reactions
Prof. Dr. Wolfram Sander, Organic Chemistry II

40 Metals in Catalysis and Self-Organization
Prof. Dr. Gerald Dyker, Organic Chemistry II

42 Reactions of Molecules on Hybrid Surfaces
Prof. Dr. Karina Morgenstern, Physical Chemistry I

44 Biophysical Chemistry: Protein Interactions
Prof. Dr. Christian Herrmann, Physical Chemistry I
46 Physical Chemistry: From Microsolvation to Bulk Water Dynamics
Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith, Physical Chemistry II

48 Biopolymers In Vivo – from the Test Tube into the Cell
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Simon Ebbinghaus, Physical Chemistry II

50 Ultrafast Photochemistry: In Hot Pursuit of Chemical Reactions
Prof. Dr. Patrick Nürnberger,
Physical Chemistry II

52 Heterogeneous Redox Catalysis: From Fundamental Insight to Industrial Application
Prof. Dr. Martin Muhler and Dr. Wei Xia,
Industrial Chemistry

55 Heterogeneous Catalysis: Relations between Structure and Performance of Catalysts
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Grünert,
Industrial Chemistry

58 Ab Initio Simulations: Chemical Reactions in the "Virtual Laboratory"
Prof. Dr. Dominik Marx,
Theoretical Chemistry

61 Quantum Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Christof Hättig,
Theoretical Chemistry

63 Theoretical Chemistry: Molecular Simulation
Prof. Dr. Lars Schäfer,
Theoretical Chemistry

65 Large-Scale Molecular Dynamics - Simulations of Complex Systems -Employing Neural Network Potentials
PD Dr. Jörg Behler,
Theoretical Chemistry

67 Quantum Chemistry: Wavefunction- Based Electronic Structure Theory
Prof. em. Dr. Volker Staemmler,
Theoretical Chemistry

68 Physical Chemistry at High Presssures
Prof. em. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. hc(UA)
Gerhard M. Schneider,
Physical Chemistry II