Gabriel Kotliar got his Ph.D. at Princeton University. He spent time at the KITP in Santa Barbara as a postdoctoral associate and at MIT as an assistant professor. He currently holds a Board of Governors Professor Chair in the Physics Department at Rutgers University.
Kotliar is well known for his contributions to the theory of strongly correlated and disordered electron systems. He was an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in 1986–1988, received a Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1987, a Lady Davies Fellowship in 1994, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003, the Blaise Pascal Chair in 2005, and he was one the recipients of the Europhysics Prize in 2006 for the development of dynamical mean-field theory.
He has been a visiting professor at the École Normale and the École Polytechnique in Paris and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Dr. Kotliar has organized and served in the advisory board for numerous conferences and meetings. He has been a Fellow of the American Physical Society since 2000 and has co-authored over 200 publications in refereed journals. His current research interests include the theory of the Mott transition, superconductivity in strongly correlated electron systems, the electronic structure of transition metal oxides, lanthanides and actinides, and the development of first-principles approaches for predicting physical properties of materials.