Field of work


Power Electronics and Electric Drives Lab 


Profile summary

Shujun Zhang has many years experiences in the fields of Power Electronics, Electric Drives and Power Systems in both academic and industrial environments. The most exciting aspects in these fields for him are different technologies for creating state-of-the-art power conversion systems for the society. He has research interests in Power Electronics, Electric Machines and Actuators, Sensor, Digital Real Time Control, Renewable Energy, Battery, and Power systems. He has close contacts with industry both local and international companies for both projects and supporting them as a technical advisor. He is open to getting more projects from both academics and industries.

If you are interested in studying or working in his lab in bachelor, master or PhD program, or if you would like to develop a good idea to products, or if you have technical challenges during development of your products, please feel free to contact him:


    tel: +47- 5558 7199

Professional experience

From June 2017 Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

January 2012 - May 2017 Senior R&D engineer, Power Electronics Centre, Siemens Trondheim, Norway

September 1999- December 2007 Researcher & Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, China


January 2008 - January 2012, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

2010 six months PhD exchange, WEMPEC, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

September 2003 - March 2006, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, China

2007 six months visitor, Bocholt campus, Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, Germany


Competence in the fields of:

- AC/DC, DC/DC, DC/AC converter

- Electric machines and actuators, electric drives

- Maritime diesel electric propulsion system, energy storage system, and hybrid propulsion system

- Microgrid for all-electric ship

- Short circuit analysis for DC or AC power grid

- THD analysis

- Control system, code generation, embedded programming

- Hardware-In-the-Loop testing and prototyping



1. Design of onshore high power fast battery charging system for electric ferry, Master Project 2017-2018,  With Siemens Bergen

2. Grid Connected Three-phase Modular Multilevel Converter for Maritime Application, Master Project 2018-2019

3. Silicon Carbide (SiC) Based DC Switch for Maritime Application, Master Project 2018-2019

4. Engineering and Performance Comparison Study of DC Distribution System and AC Distribution System for Diesel-Electric Propulsion System, Master Project 2018-2019, With Norwegian Electric Systems AS

5. Sensorless Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine for Subsea Application, Master Project 2019-2020, with Visinnovasjon

6. Stability Study of Hybrid DC Microgrid for Maritime Deisel Electrical Propulsion Applications, PhD project 2019-2023

Courses taught
  • ELE119 Power Electronics (Bachelor)
  • MET503Power Electronics (Master)
  • MET205 Electric Drives (Master)
  • ELE307 Electric Drives (bachelor)
  • ELE308 Specialization in Power Electronics(bachelor)
Research areas
  • Power Electronics
  • Electric Drives
  • Maritime propulsion system
  • Microgrid
  • Smartgrid
  • Battery
Research groups


  • Towards the Application of Coloured Petri Nets for Design and Validation of Power Electronics Converter Systems

    Steinsland, Vegard, Kristensen, Lars Michael, Zhang, Shujun (2022)
  • Design and Simulation of a Rectifier for Bidirectional Electric Vehicle Chargers

    Bajwa, Omes Jawaid, Zhang, Shujun (2021)
  • Integration Design of Sub-Module for Medium Voltage Modular Multilevel Converter

    Steinsland, Vegard, Haustveit, Eirik, Håland, Endre Berntsen, Zhang, Shujun (2021)
  • Comparison of Supercapacitor and Battery Transient Response for DC-bus

    Steinsland, Vegard, Zhang, Shujun, Reigstad, Marius, Storebø, Fredrik (2021)
  • Comparison of diode rectifier and active-front-end for synchronous generators supplying DC loads for maritime applications

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