Welcome To The 9th Junges Chemie Symposium Ruhr

Dear Participants,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Bochum for the 9 th Young Chemists’ Symposium Ruhr 2018. Following the great success of the previous years, we are looking forward to spending another great day with you at the Center for Solvation Science in Bochum.

Established in 2010, this symposium has created a platform for scientific and personal exchange among chemistry students within the Ruhr area. This year we are very pleased to welcome about 100 young students and researchers from all around the region.

As part of the “Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker” (GDCh), the “JungChemikerForum” (JCF) is regionally distributed and offers valuable events for chemistry students and young scientists. The JCFs of Bochum, Dortmund, Essen-Duisburg and Mülheim an der Ruhr organize this symposium together to enable chemistry students of the Ruhr area to get in touch with each other and to raise their awareness and interest towards other institutions and research programs. We also invited the GDCh chairmen of the local sections, who will give updates on recent activities, and young independent group leaders, who will present their research interests.

The main scientific program consists of two presentation blocks and a poster session. In addition, scheduled workshops will give you an opportunity to either learn more about one of our sponsors or introduce you to exciting experimental techniques used at our facilities. Finally, we are delighted to present in collaboration with RESOLV Prof. Dr. P. Jungwirth (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague) as our plenary speaker. His talk will be about “Exploring Solvated Electrons by Explosive as well as Non-Explosive Experiments and Simulations”.

It is important for us that this symposium is free of charge for all participants. However, this would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors. We therefore thank Altana, Evonik Industries, chemPUR, A.S.I. Wirtschaftsberatung, Carl Roth, the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and RESOLV for making this symposium possible. We also want to thank the ZEMOS facilities, Jens Ränsch and the RESOLV-team, the RUBION department, the GDCh chairmen and the group leaders for their great support.

We wish you successful presentations and lively discussions, and we are looking forward to enjoying a nice BBQ with you in a relaxed atmosphere at the end of the day.

Best wishes,
Christoph Schran and the JCFs Mülheim, Dortmund, Essen-Duisburg and Bochum