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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

Underviser i

  • ELE119 Power Electronics (bachelor)
  • MET203 Power Electronics (master)
  • MET205 Electric Drives (master)

Forskar på

  • Power Electronics
  • Electric Drives
  • All-Electric Ship
  • Microgrid
  • Smartgrid



  • Design of Modular Multilevel Converters for the Shipnet in medium Voltage DC All-Electric Ships

    Steinsland, Vegard, Kristensen, Lars Michael, Arghandeh, Reza, Zhang, Shujun (2020)
  • A New Approach to Include Complex Grounding System in Lightning Transient Studies and EMI Evaluations

    Steinsland, Vegard, Sivertsen, Lasse Hugo, Cimpan, Emil, Zhang, Shujun (2019)
  • System design and implementation of induction generators self-excited by capacitors for maritime diesel electric propulsion systems

    Zhang, Shujun, Haugland, Torbjørn (2019)
  • A new Method to include complex grounding system in lightning transient studies and EMI evaluations

    Steinsland, Vegard, Sivertsen, Lasse Hugo, Cimpan, Emil, Zhang, Shujun (2018)
  • Study of high power fast charging station for battery ferry and hybrid ferry

    Zhang, Shujun, Sivertsen, Lasse Hugo, Øvsthus, Knut, Andreas, Sagedal (2018)
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