With a background in organic chemistry, Peter joined AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings in 1997. In the global development group, he was responsible for the development of several high solids primers and topcoats for the aerospace industry. In 2007, Peter shifted his focus and started to work on chromate free primer technology for the protection of high strength aluminum alloys. Since then, he developed several chromate free products for exterior applications. Today, Peter is responsible for the search assessment and development of new chromate free coating technology for aluminium alloys.Peter joined the CTE group as PhD researcher in 2013. He has been working as a PhD researcher in the CTE group with Dr Arjan Mol en Professor Herman Terryn to investigate the mechanism and development of lithium based chromate free coating technology. Lithium salts have been proposed as leaching corrosion inhibitor for active protective coatings In this project Peter is investigating this lithium-based coating technology to obtain fundamental knowledge and understanding using (local) electrochemical techniques (EIS, SVET) and a range od surface analytical techniques ( Auger, XPS, FE-SEM).In this project Peter has been collaborating with AkzoNobel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and University of Manchester.
 P. Visser, Y. Liu, H. Terryn, J.M.C. Mol, Lithium salts as leachable corrosion inhibitors and potential replacement for hexavalent chromium in organic coatings for the protection of aluminum alloys, Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, (2016) 1-10.
 P. Visser, Y. Liu, X. Zhou, T. Hashimoto, G.E. Thompson, S.B. Lyon, L.G.J. van der Ven, A.J.M.C. Mol, H.A. Terryn, The corrosion protection of AA2024-T3 aluminium alloy by leaching of lithium-containing salts from organic coatings, Faraday Discussions, 180 (2015) 511-526.
 P. Visser, A. Lutz, J.M.C. Mol, H. Terryn, Study of the formation of a protective layer in a defect from lithium-leaching organic coatings, Progress in Organic Coatings, 99 (2016) 80-90.
 P. Visser , H.A. Terryn, J.M. Mol, Aerospace Coatings, in: A.E. Hughes, J.M. Mol, M.L. Zheludkevich, R.G. Buchheit (Eds.) Active Protective Coatings, New-Generation Coatings for Metals, Springer, Netherlands, 2016, pp. 315-372.
 Y. Liu, P. Visser, X. Zhou, S.B. Lyon, T. Hashimoto, M. Curioni, A. Gholinia, G.E. Thompson, G. Smyth, S.R. Gibbon, D. Graham, J.M.C. Mol, H. Terryn, Protective Film Formation on AA2024-T3 Aluminum Alloy by Leaching of Lithium Carbonate from an Organic Coating, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 163 (2016) C45-C53.
 Y. Liu, P. Visser, X. Zhou, S.B. Lyon, T. Hashimoto, A. Gholinia, G.E. Thompson, G. Smyth, S.R. Gibbon, D. Graham, J.M.C. Mol, H. Terryn, An investigation of the corrosion inhibitive layers generated from lithium oxalate-containing organic coating on AA2024-T3 aluminium alloy, Surface and Interface Analysis, (2016) doi: 10.1002/sia.5972.
Innovation Award at the Cosi 2015 Conference, Noordwijk, The Netherlands for the presentation:
Lithium-salts for the protection of aluminium alloys, a new class of corrosion inhibitors for chromate free coating technology.
Award for technique at the SurfAir Conference 2016, Biarritz, France for the presentation:
Performance and Mechanism of lithium-based corrosion inhibiting coating technology for the protection of aerospace aluminum alloys