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Alumni Hall of Fame
Karin Rabe '78

Karin Rabe is a computational materials physicist with a particular interest in the use of first-principles quantum-mechanical calculations for the study of phase transitions and the theoretical design of new materials.
She majored in physics at Princeton University. She received a Ph.D. in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1987) and following two postdoctoral years in the theory department at AT&T Bell Laboratories, she joined the Department of Applied Physics and the Department of Physics at Yale University, with tenure in 1995, and moved to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers in 2000, where she was promoted to Board of Governors professor of physics in 2013.

She holds membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2013) and the National Academy of Sciences (2013).

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