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Steven N. Liss, Ph.D.

Dr. Steven Liss

Steven N. Liss is the Vice-Principal (Research) and a full professor of Environmental Studies and Chemical Engineering at Queen’s, with research focused on environmental biotechnology and engineering, applied microbiology, wastewater and water management, and fate of contaminants in engineered and natural environmental systems.

He has also played a significant leadership role in the advancement of university education at the undergraduate and graduate levels at several universities. He is a member and Chair of a number of Boards and management groups as part of his role in supporting research and innovation across Canada. Professor Liss is the Chair of the Ontario Council on University Research (OCUR) for 2015-16, and Chair of the Board of Management of TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics. Professor Liss is the founding co-chair of the Leadership Council on Digital Infrastructure.

Professor Liss was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his contributions to advancing research across Canada. He began his second term as Vice-Principal (Research) in September 2015.