Speaker Bio: Laura Greene

University of Illinois


Laura H. Greene is the Swanlund Professor and Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an Associate Director for the Center for Emergent Superconductivity, an Energy Frontier Research Center of the US Department of Energy. Her general research area is experimental condensed matter physics, investigating strongly correlated electron systems. She focuses on understanding the mechanisms of high-temperature superconductivity, heavy fermions, and the search new families of superconducting materials. She is involved in growing new and novel bulk materials, thin films, and heterostructures, and developing methods of materials microanalysis. She is recognized for her broad work on novel superconductor proximity effects, planar tunneling spectroscopy, and point contact spectroscopy.

She has served on numerous national and international committees and boards, including the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee of the US Department of Energy; International Institute for Complex and Adaptive Matter; Sandia and Los Alamos Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies; Condensed Matter Physics Grant Selection Committee of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; Gordon Research Conferences Board of Trustees; Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academy of Sciences; Sloan Foundation Fellowship Selection Committee for Physics; Advisory Board of the Kavli-Institute for Theoretical Physics; International Union of Pure and Applied Physicists U.S. delegate to the Low-Temperature Physics and Solid State Physics Commissions and their U.S. Liaison Committee; and various American Physical Society Committees. She currently serves as editor in chief of the journal Reports on the Progress in Physics and has served on numerous selection committees, conference advisory committees, and review panels of laboratories and physics departments, internationally. She has co-chaired approximately 18 conferences and workshops; held several honorary lectureships; and had visiting appointments at: the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Orsay, France; the University of California at Irvine; and was a Visiting Fellow Commoner at Trinity College, Cambridge, University, UK.

Greene is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Institute of Physics (U.K.), Phi Kappa Phi honor society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and American Physical Society. Her Awards/Honors include: Guggenheim Fellowship; E.O. Lawrence Award for Materials Research - U.S. Department of Energy; Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award - American Physical Society; and Award of Excellence - Bellcore.