The Gollas Group is interested in charge transfer reactions at solid/liquid interfaces. Research activities extend from fundamental studies of electrode reactions to the electrodeposition of novel materials and applications in the fields of industrial electroplating and electrochemical energy storage and conversion.
Bernhard Gollasstudied chemistry at the University of Tübingen and the University of Oregon, where he worked on the electrochemistry of cyclophane ruthenium complexes. He received his PhD in 1996 from the University of Tübingen for his work in the field of molecular electrochemistry and modified electrodes. As a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electrochemistry Group at the University of Southampton, he developed hyphenated electrochemical methods and studied the templated electrodeposition and properties of mesoporous metal films. Bernhard moved to Austria and joined the Chemistry Faculty at the Graz University of Technology as Assistant Professor developing novel coatings for industrial applications in collaboration with the Centre for Electrochemical Surface Technology. From 2001 until 2014 he held various positions in the Centre and acted as Scientific Spokesperson from 2009 until 2010. Since 2009 he is Associate Professor of Electrochemistry and Applied Inorganic Chemistry at the Graz University of Technology. He is the author or co-author of over 50 refereed journal publications. In addition to the International Society of Electrochemistry, where he currently serves as Regional Representative of Austria, he is a member of The Electrochemical Society, the Gesellschaft Österreichischer Chemiker, the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), the Division Electrochemistry of the GDCh, and the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry.