New EU ProjectGreat news: our joint EU project with the University of Maastricht, Garlock and Yookr has been granted. Looking forward to an exciting cooperation on the production of smart sensors for the process industry! Further information:news.RUB.de
Congratulations Dr. AbdelCongratulations Dr. Abdel for having succefully finshed your PhD time with an excellent disputation.
NanoEC christmas partyWe celebrated the end of the year with our traditional christmas party. Highlight of the evening was “Schrottwichteln” and the Feuerzangenbowle.
Dissertation & Defence En Ning SawCongrats to En Ning Saw for his successful PhD defence. He is the first PhD student to finish his PhD in our group.
Opening event Start4ChemAt todays opening event for the new Start-Up center “Start4Chem” the center is introduced which is aimed to engage students of the Natural Sciences to also think along economic and entrepreneurial lines and to provide them with the practical tools needed to start a Start-Up.
Part of this is the lecture series “From top-level reseach to top-level business”.
A more detailed report can be found on the RESOLV site or (in german) on the NEWS-Site of RUB.
Teambuilding event – beach volleyballBecause of the weather we had to change our teambuilding event from the planned canoeing trip to an afternoon in the beach-club. Here we played beach volleyball, dodgeball and badminton in the sand.
Gordon Research Conference, SwitzerlandThat’s what makes Gordon Conferences so special…
At the conference with the topic “New Perspectives of Nanostructured Devices and High-Resolution Characterization Techniques” in Switzerland, Kevin presented his research on a poster and Kristina gave her invited talk. In between the sessions there was time for coffee & discussion while enjoying the stunning view.
ECHEMS meeting in OléronLast week, Kristina and Julia traveled to the French island of Oléron to attend the 13th ECHEMS Meeting. Here, electrochemistry for symmetry breaking in molecules, materials and processes was discussed in the pleasant and personal atmosphere of a conference with 67 participants from 17 countries.
PhD position – “Heterogeneous Oxidation Catalysis in the Liquid Phase”We are looking for a PhD student / postgraduate researcher (m/f/d) for project A2 within the collaborative research Center Transregio 247 (SFB TRR 247) “Heterogeneous Oxidation Catalysis in the Liquid Phase”, which is funded by the German Research Foundation DFG.
Please find all information about the position and the application process on the project homepage.
Two new RUB-News articlesTwice we made it to the news page of our university this week.
In the articles “Silbernanopartikel – ein Problem für die Umwelt?” and “Den Star unter den Nanopartikeln finden” new results of our nanoparticle research are shown.
The articles are only available in german.
Job vacancy: Two postdoctoral positionsAs part of the FP-RESOMUS program, our group offers two postdoctoral positions focusing on “A novel spectro-electrochemical cell for VCD measurements: Chiral radical anions and their optical properties” and “Tracking charge transfer processes at nanoparticles by in situ electrochemical fluorescence and AFM”.
For conditions, description as well as applicant information, please refer to the project page.
Job vacancy: “Early stage researcher opportunity”As part of the SENTINEL program, our group offers a position as “early stage researcher” focusing on “Nanoscale Electrocatalysis with Nano Impacts”.
For conditions, description as well as applicant information, please refer to the job advertisement or the project page.
New year – new peopleJust in time for the start of the new year, we are pleased about the growth of our group.
We are pleased to welcome our new secretary Melanie Fabri, who will support us in the future with all administrative tasks. Furthermore, we are pleased about Jazlynn who visits us for a few months as an exchange scientist from the USA, about Andrii and Yaroslav who carry out their in-depth practicals with us and Maili who is doing a pupil internship in our group.
Kevin Wonner recieves Wilke-AwardCongratulations to Kevin Wonner for receiving the Wilke-Award for Best Master’s Degree in 2018 in Chemistry. The prize was presented as part of the graduation ceremony 2018 on December 14th.
We are pleased that he now also starts his PhD in the working group.
Electrochemistry 2018This week Mahsa, Mathies and Julia are in Ulm at the Electrochemistry 2018 conference of GDCH to present their latest results in nanoparticle research.
The conference topic is: “Electrochemical Surface Science: From Fundamentals to Applications”.
Mathies wins poster award1 out of 1150: We welcome back our ISE delegates and congratulate Mathies to the ISE poster award!
His poster about ‘Nanoreactor impact Experiments for Electrochemical Particle Deposition’ was awarded with one of the poster prizes. What a worthwhile trip to Bologna.
ISE 2018Kevin, Julia, Mathies, Kristina, Saw, Kannasoot and Abdel are not only enjoing the scientific exchange in Bologna at the annual ISE meeting, they also follow the historic tracks of Luigi Galvani, but without harming any frogs.
Conference timeLast week Markus visited the EDNANO 13 conference in Bristol – UK, to present his poster about AAO based nanowire deposition and listen to innovative presentations.
This week Kristina and several of our PhDs are at the 69th Annual ISE Meeting in Bologna – Italy to give talks and present their research on posters.
Kristina was awarded the “Early Career Analytical Electrochemistry Prize of ISE Division 1”.
New PhD studentWe welcome Maximilian Jaugstetter in the group who joins as a PhD student in the new Graduate School Confinement controlled chemistry.
We’re on the cover of Chemistry A European JournalOur cover picture for “Chemistry A European Journal” has been accepted and published. The cover picture is related to our paper “Deciphering the Surface Composition and the Internal Structure of Alloyed Silver-Gold Nanoparticles” and can be found here.
Inauguration of Kristina TschulikProf. Dr. Kristina Tschulik has been inaugurated as a full professor today. With this she becomes chairholder of the new chair of “Analytical Chemistry II for Electrochemistry and Nanoscale Materials”.
Furthermore, we are happy to welcome Julia Linnemann as post-doc scientist in our group and wish her all the best and hope for good collaboration.
Kristina Tschulik receives Hellmuth-Fischer medalKristina Tschulik received the Hellmuth-Fischer medal of DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. for her work in electrochemistry, corrosion and corrosion protection.
The ceremony took place in the context of the Fischer Symposium in Kloster Seeon.
For more information visit the news.rub page.
International Fischer Symposium – Kloster SeeonFrom May 27th to 31th the international Fischer Symposium is taking place in Seeon. From our group Kevin Wonner, Niclas Blanc and Kristina Tschulik are there, presenting posters with their recent research.
Main topics of the conference are:
- interface structure and dynamics
- electrodeposition of nanomaterials
- functionalized electrodes
- electrochemical nanostructuring
- new methods for nanoscale studies
Open positionsCurrently, there are open positions in our group in the project of “Confinement-controlled Chemistry”.
Projects B2 (Altered Electrochemistry in 0D Confinement) and B3 (Altered Electrochemistry in 1D Confinement) ar available in this working group.
You can find detailed information about the projects and the aplication on the homepage of the Gradiertenkolleg.
COST e-MINDS Training School in HungaryFrom March 26th to 30th Christian and Markus will travel to Siofok – Hungary to attend the third COST e-MINDS Training School. Despite the talks and presentations of the other participants these are the three main topics:
- Organic and bio-organic functionalization of electrodes
- Deposition modes and bath formulation
- Numerical simulations in electrochemistry
Mathies research visit in MoscowMathies Evers will spend the next three month at Skoltech Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow.
For saying goodbye we went to a shushi restaurant together.
Saws research visit in ZürichEn Ning Saw will spend the next three month at the ETH Zürich in the working group of Dr. Salvador Pané i Vidal for a research visit. Our group used the current weather in Bochum to prepare him for the temperatures in switzerland.
New WebsiteWe rebuilt and redesigned our website so that it is now a responsive design which can be displayed on mobile devices.
We apologize for possible bugs or problems with the new site and are happy to receive your feedback or bug reports to the contact address.
COST e-MINDS Workshop – Barcelona, SpainBy participation in the COST e-MINDS workshops at the “Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona” from October 25th to 27th, interesting insights into the research of other working groups could be gained. Additionally the networking between the international participants was in focus of the workshop.
Kristina Tschulik receives an invited guest professorship of Université Paris DiderotThis allows her to join the ITODYS laboratory for 6 weeks, experience the vibrant electrochemistry community in Paris and visit the many world-leading electrochemistry research groups located in and around Paris. Université Paris Diderot
Kristina Tschulik receives Joachim-Walther-Schultze PrizeNanoparticles can be the key to sustainable energy technologies. These are investigated by Kristina Tschulik. She has been awarded for her work. Read more in the news section of the Ruhr-University Bochum: RUB-Forscherin erhält Joachim-Walther-Schultze-Preis
Moving to the ZEMOS
We moved to the new ZEMOS, the Center for Solvation Science!
In this building, researchers are dedicated to understanding and exploiting solvation in chemical processes, connecting solvation dynamics with biomolecular function, and studying the ion solvation and charge transfer at interfaces. Here you can see the first impressions.
Paper of the Month AwardThe paper “Magnetic control: Switchable ultrahigh magnetic gradients at Fe3O4 nanoparticles to enhance solution-phase mass transport” by K. Ngamchuea, K. Tschulik*, und R. G. Compton* was selected by the journal Nano Research as the Paper of the Month.
We would like to congratulate our PhD students En Ning Saw and Abdelilah El-Arrassi on each winning a scholarship! En Ning Saw is now a scholar of the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV in which scientists investigate solvation at a fundamental level of chemistry, physics and engineering. Abdelilah El-Arrassi became a scholar of the Avicenna Studienwerk, which funds outstandingly talented and socially engaged muslim students in all fields of studies.