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Taking Measure

Just a Standard Blog

Savelas Rabb

headshot portrait of Savelas Rabb

Savelas Rabb is a research chemist in the NIST Inorganic Measurement Science group. He works to certify values of chemical constituents in a variety of reference materials using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) and mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Currently, his spare time is spent entertaining his young son with the most popular nursery rhymes. Before his son came along, he enjoyed volunteering at science fairs and various food pantries. He has also participated in student enrichment activities sponsored by the Duke Alumni Association, as well as the Smithsonian.

Defining Ourselves Through Science

A few months ago, in November 2018, I experienced one of the most significant moments in my scientific career—the international ceremony ratifying the