Visiting Professor
Director, Sydney Institute of Marine Science, Australia

Prof Steinberg is the inaugural director and chief executive officer of the Sydney Institute of Marine Science, Australia, which conducts multidisciplinary marine research across five core research themes  - Urbanisation, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Ocean Resources, and Marine Management. He is concurrently Professor in the School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New South Wales.

Prof Steinberg is a distinguished researcher who has more than 130 international publications. His research interests include seaweed ecology, diseases of marine organisms, biofouling and antifouling, bacterial biofilm biology, marine chemical ecology and marine biotechnology.