Richard L. Greene



  • Advisor
  • Quantum Materials


  • University of Maryland
Department of Physics


  • United States


PhD (Physics), Stanford University
SB (Physics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Richard Greene, a condensed matter physicist, is well known for his experimental research on the physical properties of novel superconducting magnetic and optical materials.

He has discovered several new classes of superconducting materials, such as the two-dimensional organic superconductors; as well as novel normal state properties of low-dimensional materials, such as the field induced spin density wave state.

Greene’s current projects investigate cuprate high-temperature superconductors; iron-pnictide and related superconductors; topological insulators; and a continued search for new and practical superconductors.


Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2010

Thomson-ISI 200 Most Highly Cited Physicists, 1981–2001

Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), 1980

IBM Outstanding Contribution Award, 1975

Relevant Publications

Armitage, N.P. et al. "Progress and perspectives on the electron-doped cuprates." Rev. Mod. Phys. 82 (2010): 2421.

Zhang, X. et al. "Hybridization, Inter-Ion Correlation, and Surface States in the Kondo Insulator SmB6." Phys. Rev. Lett. 92 (2004): 167001.

Ogale, S.B. et al. "High temperature ferromagnetism with a giant magnetic moment in transparent Co-doped SnO2-δ." Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, no. 7 (August 1995): 077205.

Parkin, S.P.P. et al. "Superconductivity in a New Family of Organic Conductors." Phys. Rev. Lett. 50 (1983): 270.