Richard Greene is known for his many years of productive research on the physics of novel superconducting materials, at the IBM research laboratories and at the University of Maryland. He and his collaborators discovered the first known polymeric and two-dimensional organic superconductors in the 1970s. Since 1986, Dr. Greene has done extensive research on high-Tc superconductors, primarily electron-doped cuprates and iron-based materials. He has written several well-known reviews about these two superconducting systems. He was also involved in the development of the relaxation technique for specific heat measurements, a technique that is now widely used in the Quantum Design PPMS. His publications are very highly cited, with over 20,000 citations and an h-index of 77. He was the founding director of the Center for Superconductivity Research at the University of Maryland in 1989. He is a Fellow of the APS and the AAAS and the APS Dissertation Award for Experimental Condensed Matter Physics is named in his honor.