Head of Institute of Air Transportation Systems, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg Volker Gollnick received his Diploma Degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig in 1991.
He started his professional career at the German Forces Flight Test Center as a flight test engineer and research engineer for rotorcraft handling qualities and flight control. In 1998 Volker became a project manager for aero engine test rig development at Daimler Chrysler Systemhaus until he took over the position of head of department at Eurocopter for cockpit systems and simulation being in charge for the cockpit design and training simulators of Eurocopter small and medium rotorcraft.
He received his Ph-D.-degree in 2004 from the Technical University of Munich performing a study about the mission and energy demand based comparison of various transportation systems. After some years with Eurocopter Volker Gollnick advanced to a programme manager position and senior expert for guidance, navigation and control at EADS.
In 2007 he became Professor for aerospace engineering and holds the chair of the institute for Air Transportation Systems of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg.
In his research Volker Gollnick is in particular interested in operational improvements and changes of sustainable but efficient air transportation systems.
Integration and collaboration of the various stakeholders is his special focus, when he is researching on new aircraft, airports and aircraft operations.