The discipline of Electric Power System and Automation was founded in 1952 and has been authorized the rights to grant Master degree and Ph.D. degree since 1981 and 1998, respectively. Recognized as State’s Key Discipline (under cultivation) and Shandong Provincial Key Discipline, it receives consistent developing investment through Phase I, II, III of both “211 Project” and “985 Project”. The discipline has “Chang-Jiang Scholar” and “Tai-Shan Scholar” Distinguished Professor positions. The key laboratory of Ministry of Education for Power System Intelligent Dispatch and Contorl, Advanced facilities are equipped to form research platforms, such as Power System Dynamics Simulation Lab and Power System Digital Real-Time Simulation Lab.
Main research areas are power system operation and control, protection and automatic safety device, automatic dispatch, power quality and flexible AC transmission. In recent years, intensive research has been focused on WAMS, development of new protection, digital substation, data acquisition and control, electricity market, power quality evaluation and control. Remarkable achievements have been made in plenty of research and teaching projects including “Optimal Selection of Recovery Strategies and Options for EHV Power Networks”, “Digital Fault Recorder for Power Systems”, “Digital Protection Test System Based on Electronic PT and CT”, with multiple awards granted and significant economic and social profits acquired. As a milestone, the Electrical Engineering is recognized as one of pilots of Excellent Engineering plan by Ministry of Education. More than 1200 research papers have been published in recognized journals and conferences, among of which more than 600 papers are indexed by SCI and EI.