Ugelstad Laboratory


The Ugelstad Laboratory was founded at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in January 2002 to commemorate the late Professor John Ugelstad.

The laboratory specialises in surfactant chemistry and its technical applications, emulsions and emulsion technology, preparation of polymers and polymer particles and their technical applications, plasma chemical modification of surfaces and silica-based chemistry.

Applications include crude oil production and processing, pulp and paper, biomedicine, catalysis and materials science.

The main purpose is to raise the national level of colloidal science.

The Ugelstad Laboratory is sponsored by industrial companies, the Research Council of Norway (NFR), research institutes and NTNU. For more information about ongoing research programmes, recent publications and industrial contacts, please explore our webpage.


Contact information

Professor Johan Sjöblom


Phone:(+47) 73 59 55 05

Fax:(+47) 73 59 40 80


Ugelstad Laboratory
Department of Chemical Engineering
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
N-7491 Trondheim, Norway


Visitors address:
Kjemiblokk V
Sem Sælandsvei 4

Academic and lab staff


Academic staff

Johan Sjöblom, Professor

Gisle Øye, Professor

Brian Grimes, Associate professor

Kristofer Gunnar Paso, Associate professor

Wilhelm R. Glomm, Adjunct professor

Arvid Berge, Professor emeritus

Preben C. Mørk, Professor emeritus


Laboratory Staff

Camilla I. Dagsgård, Laboratory manager

May Grete Sætran, Laboratory engineer

Bicheng Gao, Laboratory engineer