Volker Gollnick received his Diplom-degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering in 1991 at the TU Braunschweig. He started his professional career at the German Forces Flight Test Center (WTD 61) in Manching/Ingolstadt as a flight test engineer for rotorcraft. Further he played a responsible role in the development of the fly-by-light in flight simulator EC135/FHS, where he contributed to the overall system architecture and flight control system design. After a period as manager for the Tiger attack helicopter dynamic system development and aircrew training systems development at the governmental OCCAR Tiger division he joint Eurocopter in 1999 as head of cockpit systems and simulation development being involved in the Tiger, NH90 EC135/145 cockpit and avionics systems development. In 2004 he received his Dr-Ing./Ph-D degree at the TU Munich with a study about an assessment of energy efficiency of different transportation systems including aviation.
After two years as qualification and certification manager for military rotorcraft in 2006 he became a senior export for flight guidance and cockpit systems at EADS Innovation Works.
In 2007 he became a full Professor at the TU Hamburg-Harburg for air transportation systems and Director of the newly founded DLR Institute for air transportation systems.
He is a member of DGLR and AIAA.
From 2006 he was nominated as the head of DGLR experts group for air transportation
From 2008 he was appointed as the chairman for examination board for flight navigation experts at the Ingenieurkammer Niedersachsen
From 2008 he is a member of the Hamburg Aviation Cluster management board and strategy group
From 2011 he was appointed as the CO-charman of the management board of the Hamburg Aviation Cluster
In 2011 he was nominated as an expert advisor for EU "Clean Sky" and FP7 research programmes
Since 2012 he is member of the German Research Community experts group "systems technologies"
In 2012 he is nominated as an expert advisor for the German Minister for Education and Research for "Security" research programmes
His particular research interests are dedicated to