The discipline of Theory and New Technology of Electrical Engineering at Shandong University was founded in 1946 and always was one of the most important disciplines in each development stage of Shandong University. This discipline has been authorized the rights to grant Master degree and Ph.D. degree since 1999 and 2004, respectively. The discipline has established long-term cooperative relationship with Theory and New Technology of Electrical Engineering Specialty Committee of Shandong Province and with Electrical Engineering and Magnetic Suspension Engineering Center of Shandong Province. The faculties within this discipline are mainly responsible for the educational activities with respect to theories of electrical engineering and study the subjects related to electrical theory in electrical engineering field.
In recent years, the faculties have completed many provincial, ministerial and national research projects. Based on these researches, more than 100 research papers have been published and were indexed by SCI or EI.
The faculties have won a provincial Scientific and Technological Progress Award. The research directions of this discipline are mainly focused on new technology of electrical engineering, the interactions between electromagnetic radiation and materials, electromagnetic environment and electromagnetic compatibility, the theory and application of the plasma discharge, the theory and application of magnetic bearing, and novel power generation technology. In recent years, lots of research works have been done in the new energy technology field, and the achievements due to these works have got social approval.