The Cluster of Excellence RESOLV specialises in analysing fundamental biological reactions in aqueous solutions.
Professor Martina Havenith-Newen, Coordinator of the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV, has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant.
Martina Havenith-Newen studied physics in Bonn, where she received her doctorate in 1990. She was a research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Department of Chemistry and at the University of Nijmegen in the Department of Molecular and Laser Physics. Her habilitation took place in 1997. In 1998, she accepted a call to the Chair of Physical Chemistry II at RUB.
Among other things, she is the speaker of the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV (Ruhr Explores Solvation, EXC 1069), which is currently funded by the Excellence Initiative, and director of the Centre for Molecular Spectroscopy and Simulation of Solvent-Mediated Processes (ZEMOS).
In her ERC Advanced Grant, she works on developing new spectroscopic methods that allow the role of water in biological processes to be observed in real time.