Robert Hairstans

Robert Hairstans

Dr Robert Hairstans

Associate Professor


Dr Robert Hairstans undertakes research, innovation and knowledge exchange activities in order to deliver construction technologies for tomorrow’s communities within a circular economy. His specialist knowledge is in the field of timber technologies and engineering and he has spent his career adding value to the timber supply chain with an emphasis on engineered timber products and offsite (modular) construction.



Advisory panels and expert committees/witness

  • Build Offsite academic member and representation for Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) Offsite HUB
  • Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) Advanced Construction Technical Advisory Group (TAG) member
  • Forest and Timber Technologies Industry Leadership Group
  • Forest and Engineering Group
  • Scottish Government Research into Mainstreaming Offsite Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in House Building


Fellowships and Awards

  • Queens Anniversary Prize, Innovation in Timber Construction and Wood Science. COCIS was a major contributor to the award given work in timber offsite and MMC including CLT commercialisation work, timber engineering software development to European Codes o
  • Saltire Fellowship


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