Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1980
B.S., Harvey Mudd College, 1974
Professor Taborek attended Harvey Mudd College where he obtained a B.S. in Mathematics in 1974. He then went to the California Institute of Technology where he earned a Ph.D. in 1980. Taborek held roles at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Texas Instruments. In 1989, Taborek joined the UC Irvine faculty.
Taborek is an experimental condensed matter physicist. His laboratory conducts experiments on a wide variety of systems ranging from phase transitions in quantum fluids to cilia generated flows around Xenopus frog embryos. He is co- founder and participant of a multi-disciplinary program in Chemical and Materials Physics (ChaMP) at UCI which attracts graduate students in Physics, Chemistry and Engineering. In addition to numerous publications, he has written “MathematicaHandbook,” an innovative e-book which integrates modern mathematical software into the standard courses on mathematical methods of physics.