On April 19, 2013 at 4pm, we renamed Abercrombie Lab A-141 the Professor Tom Rabson Lab.
Professor Thomas A. Rabson (Rice BA '54, BSEE '55, MA '57, PhD '59) was on the Rice faculty from 1959-2000. He retired from Rice after earning emeritus status in May 2000. He is widely recognized for his pioneering work in the field of lasers and his expertise on ferroelectric thin films and the properties and uses of lithium niobate. He passed away in 2009.