During Professor Kollberg's active days, a large number of unique electronic components were developed. For example, Masers, SIS diodes, Schottky diodes,
HEB diodes, HBV diodes, and transistors, with the purpose of building sensitive
remote sensing receivers, especially radio astronomy. This work made the
foundation for a high-frequency measurement 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 Terahertz
Characterization" to build up measuring capacity in the terahertz area
(0.1 - 10 THz).
Chalmers then decided 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.
Kollberg1, former Chalmers professor in