The Ugelstad Laboratory was founded in honour of Professor John Ugelstad at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in January 2002 (Department of Chemical Engineering). The purpose was to establish a modern educational, research and development laboratory within the field of colloid, polymer and surface chemistry.
Diploma and Ph.D. studies are offered within these topics, often in close collaboration with industrial companies. The aim is to educate highly qualified candidates for industrial positions. In order to attract the best and most motivated students and researchers, the laboratory has invested in new and modern instrumentation. The laboratory also participates in international exchange programmes, and hosts internationally renowned guest researchers and lecturers.
The Ugelstad Laboratory is sponsored by industrial companies, the Research Council of Norway (NFR), research institutes and NTNU. All the members are annually invited to a presentation of the recent research activities at the laboratory. This is combined with the Ugelstad Lecture, where invited scientists lecture within the field of colloid, polymer and surface chemistry.