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CalSolv was established in 2014 as the intellectual home of Solvation Science at UC Berkeley. The goal of our research consortium is to study the fundamentals of solvation for a large variety of chemical systems using a combination of theory, spectroscopy, and surface science techniques. The CalSolv center involves the departments of Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering and Environmental Sciences with collaboration through our sister center RESOLV (Ruhr Explores Solvation), a German Center of Excellence.