Professor appointed member of prestigious council

Published by  Communications

On 6th Apr 2022

Professor Peter Liss
Prof Peter Liss

Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science, Prof Peter Liss has been appointed as a member of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for the second time in his career. 

Prof Liss served as a member of the council 25 years ago and will be serving again for another three-year term. 

NERC is the driving force of investment in environmental science in the UK, advancing the frontier of environmental science by commissioning new research, infrastructure and training that delivers valuable scientific breakthroughs.  

Prof Liss said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as a member of the council and I look forward to helping NERC maintain its international collaborations and to prepare successful bids to UKRI for future funding of research in the environmental sciences. 

“My aim is to keep ENV and other UEA Schools that receive funding from NERC well informed of current and future developments.” 

Prof Liss has worked at UEA for over 40 years, researching and teaching environmental chemistry and specialising in the chemistry of natural waters and their exchange processes with the atmosphere. Prof Liss is also a member of the Royal Society and received a CBE in 2008. 

With an annual budget of £400million, NERC invests in world-leading science, designed to help sustain and benefit from natural resources, predict and respond to natural hazards and understand environmental change.  

The NERC is also responsible for making decisions delegated to it by the UKRI Board on scientific, research and innovation matters.  

The Council members represent research and innovation across higher education, industry and commerce, policy and/or civil society, reflecting different characteristics and professional backgrounds. 

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