During Professor Kollberg's active days, a large number of unique electronic
components were developed. For example Masrar, SIS diodes, Schottky diodes, HEB diodes, HBV diodes, and transistors, with the purpose of building sensitive remote analysis receivers, especially radio astronomy. This work made the foundation for a high-frequency measurements laboratory for the purpose of characterizing components, circuits and systems in the 70's.
In 2014, Chalmers was granted SEK 39 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW). This was for "A National Laboratory in Teraherz Characterization" to build up measuring capacity in the terahertz area (0.1 - 10 THz).
Chalmers then dediced to create an open research infrastructure based on previous resources and the new resources made possible by the KAW grant.
In June 2016, the infrastructure adopted the name "Kollberg Laboratory" (Kollberglaboratoriet in Swedish) to honor Erik L. Kollberg, former Chalmers professor in millimetre technology.