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 Gollas studied 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 40 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.

Research keywords

Electrochemistry, electrodeposition, electrode reaction mechanisms, spectroelectrochemistry, electrochemical quartz-crystal microbalance, electroplating, electrochemical energy storage, batteries

The Gollas group (with guest) in summer '17. (c)Gollas

Group members

Dr. Daniel Schloffer

DI Sandra Steiner

BSc Richard Hueber

BSc Wei Yang

BSc Verena Maier-Mohamed


Dr. Christian Zelger

MSc Bernhard Berner

BSc Verena Amritzer

BSc Lukas Ladenstein

BSc Alwin Moser

DI David Fuchs, Universität Duisburg-Essen

Dr. Luciana Vieira, Fraunhofer-Institut für Grenzflächen- und Bioverfahrenstechnik IGB, Straubing

DI Patrick Kosmus, ams AG, Premstaetten

Michael Süßenbacher

DI Alexandra Ploner, Technical University of Denmark, Roskilde

Anna Wolczyk, Università degli Studi di Torino and Tohoku University, Sendai

BSc Stephan Trattner

DI Rahel Beuchel

Jennifer Laumen, HBLVA Rosensteingasse, Wien

Christian Pansy

MSc Stella Postlethwaite

DI Andreas Luegger, Miba AG, Laakirchen

DI Romana Schmiedt, The University of Auckland

MSc Benjamin Kaplan, Fannie Mae, Atlanta/Georgia

BSc Markus Heinrici

BSc Rishi Bodlos

Dr. Ming Wu, Anton Paar GmbH, Graz

Dr. Katharina Schmut, Infineon Technlogies Austria, Villach

Dr. Atanaska Trifonova, AIT, Wien

Dr. Markus Hacksteiner, MTI GmbH, Villach

Dr. Boštjan Erjavec, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana

Lindsay Morris, Atlanta/Georgia

Dr. Volker Pointner, AVL, Graz

Dr. Dr. Robert Breyner, MBA, voestalpine Wire Rod Austria GmbH, St. Peter-Freienstein

Dr. Klaus Leitner, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

Dr. Thomas Hejze, Treibacher Industrie AG, Althofen

Dr. Angelika Basch

Dr. Florian Prossnigg, Samsung SDI, Graz

DI Martin Pischler, RHI, Leoben

Dr. Werner Pessenhofer, High Tech Coatings GmbH, Vorchdorf


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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bernhard Gollas
Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials
Stremayrgasse 9
A-8010 Graz
Phone: +43 (0)316 873-32338




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