Peter Thorvald

Peter Thorvald

Head of Division/Senior Lecturer

School of Engineering Science

Contact info

  • Room
  • PA210J

I am a member of the Virtual Systems research group and the User Centered Product Design research group at University of Skövde. I finished my PhD at Loughborough University, UK in 2011. My research focus is information design for assembly and flexible information systems

Currently I am part of a consortium that was awarded research funding from the EU commission for the project Sense & React. In the project I will work with assessing and measuring cognitive load etc.

Research funding

Sense & React, EU FP7. €500k (2012-2015)

FLEXA, Vinnova hypotesprövning. SEK200k (2013)


PhD, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, UK (2008 - 2011).
MSc, Cognitive Science, University of Skövde (2006)
BSc, Cognitive Science, University of Skövde (2005)
Secondary Education, Technology & Engineering, Kavelbrogymnasiet, Skövde (1999)

Higher Education Pedagogics, 15 credits
Research Supervision, 3 credits


Senior lecturer, University of Skövde (2011-present
Phd Student, University of Skövde (2007 - 2011)
Assembly worker, Volvo Powertrain, Skövde (2000 - 2007)
Work Shop Technician, Paroc Jungers AB (1999 - 2000)


Assistant supervisor of PhD-student Anna Brolin
Member and participant of the EU-project Sense & React
Subject Area Responsible for education within Integrated Product Development
Project leader for PUC, Product Development Centre.
Member and participant of the EU-project myCar
Project coordinator for the FAIM 2008 Conference, June 2008, Skövde, Sweden
Co-editor, Proceedings of FAIM 2008 Conference, June 2008, Skövde, Sweden


Course responsible, supervisor and examiner for Bachelor Degree Project in Product Design engineering, 22,5 ECTS
Course responsible, lecturer, supervisor and examiner for Industrial Based Design Project C, 7.5 ECTS 
Lecturer in Ergonomic Product Design, 7.5 ECTS
Lecturer in Ergonomic Design with Virtual Applications, Advanced level, 7.5 ECTS
Lecturer in Design, Part 2A, 7.5 ECTS
Supervisor and examiner of Bachelor Degree Projects in Product Design Engineering, 30 ECTS


My guide to report writing for students (updated 2012-05-08):

Swedish version

English version

Peter Thorvald

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