Siavash successfully defended his dissertation on September 10th. His dissertation, entitled “Trans-Rotary Magnetic Gear (TROMAG) for Wave Energy Application” proposes a magnetic device (TROMAG) that transforms work between linear and rotary motion with a gearing action. In addition to founding the principles and studying the aspects of design, he performed analysis of the dynamic interaction between a buoy capturing wave energy, a TROMAG, and a rotary generator. Furthermore, Siavash designed, fabricated, and tested a prototype TROMAG. The EMPE lab congratulates Dr. Siavash Pakdelian for his successful defense and wishes him the best of luck with his professional career.