National MagLab Chief Scientist Named to President’s Council of Advisors

Laura Greene, chief scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, has been appointed to serve on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology. Also a professor of physics at Florida State University where the laboratory is headquartered, she was appointed by U.S. President Joe Biden as part of his first group of appointees to the council on September 22. 

“I am humbled and honored to be selected to advise the president on science and technology policy,” Greene said. “I feel like this is my opportunity to serve my country in a way where I can make a real contribution and help ensure that America remains a global leader in both foundational and applied research.”  

Greene is a widely respected researcher on quantum materials and the mechanisms of unconventional superconductivity. She has held leadership roles in many of the nation’s most prestigious science organizations including president of the American Physical Society and a director for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

“Laura brings not just an expertise in materials research, but a deep understanding of scientific organizations around the world and the impacts that science has on peoples’ lives — key perspectives that will bring great value to her role within this group of advisors,” said Greg Boebinger, director of the National MagLab.