Associate Professor

Peter Edgar Koch

Field of work

Personal background

After finishing my chemical engineering studies (Dipl.-Ing.) at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg at the end of 2004, I started as research associate at institute of engineering thermodynamics (also at FAU) in 2005. During my time there (until July 2009) i was working on several public and industry funded research projects with a focus on laser-optical measurement techniques used for investigating engine (gasoline, diesel and hydrogen fuelled) and combustion processes. This work concluded was a doctoral thesis (Dr.-Ing.) on "the application of laser-based measuring techniques for the investigation and optimization of in-cylinder processes in modern GDI engines”. In 2010 i held a researcher position at NTNU in Trondheim working with the compilation of data and information on carbon capture and storage technologies. Thereafter i moved to Bergen to work for Rolls-Royce Bergen Engines as a senior development engineer from 2011 to 2018. My main fields of work consisted of emission certification (IMO and EPA) as well as the responsibility for the exhaust after-treatment systems and technology roadmap for the marine and stationary gas and diesel engines. From August 2014 and 2016 respectively, I held 20% and then 40% position as associate professor at HVL, turning into a full employment from October 2018 of.  

My responsibilities at HVL

Coordinator for the master's programme in energy (directed by UiB) with the major in thermal machines  

Head of the research group for energy and environmental technologies 

NFR research project (295806) "Transition to zero emission - a new type of after-treatment system for the reduction of methane emissions from lean burn gas engines"  


Please also take a look at my researchgate profile

Fun fact

No fun here, go back to work. Los! ZACK, ZACK, ZACK!

Courses taught

  • Thermal machines - selected topics MOE252 (master course)
  • Thermal machines and hybrid systems MAS306 (bachelor course)
  • Fuels, lubricants and tribology MOE250 (master course)

Research areas

  • Green shipping
  • Power-to-X
  • Carbon capture and utilisation
  • Alternative fuels
  • Biodiesel
  • Biogas
  • Emissions
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Emission after-treatment
  • Methane catalyst
  • Waste heat recovery
  • Hybrid propulsion solutions
  • Marine propulsion
  • Power generation
  • Zero and low emission technologies

Research groups