Nathaniel Gabor is a Star Wars fan who designed the Tibannuck in the Design An Alien contest held in the Star Wars Galaxy Magazines. The entry was picked 3rd place in the under 16 years old category. He was 14 at the time his entry was published.
Gabor was a graduate student in physics at Cornell University, and worked in their Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics, researching the transport and optical properties of carbon nanotube P-N diodes. He is currently an associate professor at the University of California Riverside.