Mahshid successfully defended her dissertation on June 14. Her dissertation is about a family of high frequency ac-link universal power converters. She has developed new topologies within this family of power converters and evaluated the applications of these topologies in wind, photovoltaic and energy storage systems. She is joining the University of Illinois at Chicago as a tenure track Assistant Professor from fall 2013. EMPE lab congratulates Dr. Mahshid Amirabadi for her successful defense and wishes her best of luck with her professional career.