The Power Electronic and Power Drive Discipline has been established since 1984 and was granted Master degree in 1996 and Ph.D degree in 2003. It is a key discipline in Shandong province.
The main research areas of the discipline are as follows: flexible AC and DC transmission and distribution technology, new energy generation and grid-connected technology, comprehensive power quality control technology, power electronic devices and control technology, smart active distribution system, electric vehicles and power supply technology. There are center and laboratory of power electronics and power quality research with advanced equipment in the discipline, including power quality testers and analyzers, programmable power supplies, real-time spectrum analyzers, RTLAB, a variety of DSP and Single Chip Development systems and so on. With good scientific research support conditions, the discipline can carry out relevant research, development and teaching.
In recent years, the discipline has undertaken 8 national scientific research projects, including the National Key R&D Program of China and the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 15 provincial and ministerial scientific research projects, including the Natural Science Foundation and the Key R&D Program, and more than 10 other major or key Scientific Research Projects Supported by Enterprises. Over 250 academic papers have been published in important international journals and conferences, of which there are more than 150 SCI/EI papers.