Birss, Dr. Viola

2010 Outstanding Leadership in Alberta Technology, Honouree

Celebrated Researcher Creates Fuel Cell Technology Network

Dr. Viola Birss is a celebrated Canadian researcher and scientist, recognized internationally for her contributions to solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology and innovation. Beyond her groundbreaking discoveries, Dr. Birss has shown exceptional leadership in bringing together academia, government and the private sector to create SOFC Canada. The network creates research and commercialization opportunities for fuel cell technologies.

Dr. Birss is a role model and mentor for women in science and has supervised many MSc and PhD graduates who work internationally in academia and research.