Thomas Greene

Thomas Greene

Professional Biography:



Tom Greene is an astrophysicist at Ames Research Center where he has been
working on NASA astrophysics observatories and conducting observations of
young stars and extrasolar planets for the past 15 years. He received his
PhD in Astronomy from the University of Arizona in 1991 and then came to
Ames as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Greene then
joined the research faculty of the University of Hawaii and the staff of
NASA’s Infrared telescope facility. Before rejoining Ames, he worked on
developing JWST and Spitzer Space Telescope science instruments at the
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto. Dr. Greene has
authored or co-authored over 100 scientific papers, including 60 peer
reviewed ones. He is on the science teams of 2 JWST instruments, chairs
quarterly meetings of Bay Area exoplanet scientists, and sometimes dabbles
in amateur astronomy as well.


PhD Astronomy 1991, University of Arizona
BA Physics 1982, University of California Santa Cruz

Research Interests:

Extrasolar planets, space telescopes and instruments, young stars

Select Publications:

See attached Curriculum Vita

Visit this link for a complete list of publications.

NASA Missions:

James Webb Space Telescope Mid-Infrared Science Team,
James Webb Space Telescope NIRCam con-investigator,
WFIRST Science Definition Team 2012 – 2015