Aus: 17 May 2012  Opening of the new facilities of the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS)  Photo©Patrick Riviere

University of New South Wales and Sydney Institute of Marine Science, Australia (

Peter Steinberg is Professor of Biology at The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and the Director and CEO of the multi-university Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS). He is also Visiting Professor in the Singapore Center for Environmental Life Science Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, and Director of the World Harbour Project, a global research program on sustainable approaches to urban marine waterways. He has been a Fulbright Scholar, a Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, CEO of a public biotechnology company and is on the editorial boards of leading scientific journals. His research interests include environmental change and marine coastal ecology; seaweed ecology; bacterial biofilm biology and ecology; biofouling and antifouling, and; environmental biotechnology.