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Jan Kocbach

Chief Scientist

+47 452 26 637
Nygårdsgaten 112, 5008 Bergen, Norway

More than 15 years of experience within sensor design and computer simulations. Interest areas within modeling and simulations includes multiphysics systems, piezoelectric transducers, ultrasound propagation, electromagnetic sensors, heat propagation, fire simulations, geothermal systems, borehole thermal energy storage (BTES), and whole building energy systems. Analysis of sensor and measurement data from a wide range of different areas has been a central part of the research and development activities.

Broad experience within measurement science, flow measurements, multiphase metering, uncertainty analysis and allocation. In-depth knowledge of physical sensor principles, with special focus on acoustics, ultrasonic transducer development, electromagnetism, microwave engineering and flow measurement sensors. Daily hands-on experience within scientific programming for 25+ years, including MATLAB, Python, Perl, HTML5 and web programming. Responsible for implementation of in-house simulation models and tools (e.g. FEMP, VKBsim) and broad experience with use of commercial simulation tools like COMSOL Multiphysics, TRNSYS, Earth Energy Designer, HFSS, Proteus DS and Modelica.


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The influence of sub-technique and skiing velocity on air drag in skating style cross-country skiing – Sports Engineering 2023
The influence of tactical positioning on performance in sprint cross-country skiing – PLOS ONE 2023
Inertial Sensor-Based Estimation of Temporal Events in Skating Sub-Techniques While In-Field Roller Skiing – Journal of Applied Biomechanics 2023
The Influence of a Fast Start Versus a Conservative Start Pacing Strategy on Sprint Roller Skiing Performance in Highly Trained Female Junior Skiers – Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise (SSEJ) 2023
Race development and performance-determining factors in a mass-start cross-country skiing competition – Frontiers in Sports and Active Living 2023
Directional wave measurements from navigational buoys – Ocean Engineering 2023
One long vs. two short sessions? Physiological and perceptual responses to low-intensity training at self-selected speeds in cross-country skiers – 2022
Framework for effective robust design of building energy systems: Bridging the gap between predicted and actual energy use – E3S Web of Conferences 2022
Inner-Cycle Phases Can Be Estimated from a Single Inertial Sensor by Long Short-Term Memory Neural Network in Roller-Ski Skating – Sensors 2022
The influence of race tactics for performance in the heats of an international sprint cross-country skiing competition – PLOS ONE 2022
Performance Effects of Video- and Sensor-Based Feedback for Implementing a Terrain-Specific Micropacing Strategy in Cross-Country Skiing – International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP) 2022
One long vs. two short sessions? Physiological and perceptual responses to low-intensity training at self-selected speeds in cross-country skiers – International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP) 2022
Validation of temporal parameters within the skating sub-techniques when roller skiing on a treadmill, using inertial measurement units – PLOS ONE 2022
Cross-Country Skiers With a Fast-Start Pacing Pattern Increase Time-Trial Performance by Use of a More Even Pacing Strategy – International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP) 2022
The AutoActive Research Environment – Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS) 2022
Case study on optimal design and operation of detached house energy system: Solar, battery, and ground source heat pump – Applied Energy 2021
Physiological and Biomechanical Determinants of Sprint Ability Following Variable Intensity Exercise When Roller Ski Skating – Frontiers in Physiology 2021
Physiological and Biomechanical Responses to Cross-Country Skiing in Varying Terrain: Low- vs. High-Intensity – Frontiers in Physiology 2021
Estimation of mechanical power output employing deep learning on inertial measurement data in roller ski skating – Sensors 2021
Laboratory- and field-based performance-predictions in cross-country skiing and roller-skiing – PLOS ONE 2021
Temporal and kinematic patterns distinguishing the G2 from the G4 skating sub-technique – Sports Biomechanics 2021
Framework for in-field analyses of performance and sub-technique selection in standing para cross-country skiers – Sensors 2021
The dynamics of the anaerobic energy contribution during a simulated mass-start competition while roller-ski skating on a treadmill. – Frontiers in Sports and Active Living 2021
Optimization of design solutions for surplus heating and cooling system in combination with ground source heat pump/chillers – ASHRAE Transactions 2020
Contribution from cross-country skiing, start time and shooting components to the overall and isolated biathlon pursuit race performance – PLOS ONE 2020
Sex-based differences in sub-technique selection during an international classical cross-country skiing competition – PLOS ONE 2020
The Effects of a Short Specific Versus a Long Traditional Warm-Up on Time-Trial Performance in Cross-Country Skiing Sprint – International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP) 2020
Analysis of a Biathlon Sprint Competition and Associated Laboratory Determinants of Performance – Frontiers in Sports and Active Living 2019
Development of a Framework for the Investigation of Speed, Power, and Kinematic Patterns in Para Cross-Country Sit-Skiing: A Case Study of an LW12 Athlete – Frontiers in Sports and Active Living 2019
Combined Thickness and Permittivity Measurement of Thin Layers with Open-Ended Coaxial Probes – Sensors 2019
The Interval-Based Physiological and Mechanical Demands of Cross-Country Ski Training – International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP) 2019
The Contribution From Cross-Country Skiing and Shooting Variables on Performance Level and Sex Differences in Biathlon World Cup Individual Races – International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP) 2019
The Effect of Maximal Speed Ability, Pacing Strategy and Technique on the Finish-Sprint of a Sprint Cross-Country Skiing Competition – International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP) 2018
Sex-based differences in speed, sub-technique selection, and kinematic patterns during low- and high-intensity training for classical cross-country skiing – PLOS ONE 2018
Tracking performance in endurance racing sports: Evaluation of the accuracy offered by three commercial GNSS receivers aimed at the sports market – Frontiers in Physiology 2018
Hydrate Management in Deadlegs: Detection of Hydrate Deposition Using Permittivity Probe – Energy & Fuels 2018
Comparison of the Effects of Performance Level and Sex on Sprint Performance in the Biathlon World Cup – International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP) 2018
How fast are cross-country skiers in the finish-sprint during a sprint competition? Book of Abstracts: "Performance in snow sports: Translating science into practice" – Swedish winter sports research centre, Mid Sweden University 2017
Association between laboratory capacities and world-cup performance in Nordic combined – PLOS ONE 2017
Analysis of classical time-trial performance and technique-specific physiological determinants in elite female cross-country skiers – Frontiers in Physiology 2016
Speed and heart-rate profiles in skating and classical cross-country-skiing competitions – International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP) 2015
Thermal modelling of the subsurface in Adventdalen at Svalbard using COMSOL Multiphysics – Christian Michelsen Research 2014
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