Robert Hairstans
Robert Hairstans PhD
New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE)
Edinburgh Napier University (ENU)

Professor Hairstans undertakes research, consultancy, and knowledge exchange activities to deliver engineering and construction technologies for tomorrow’s communities within a circular economy.

  • Director of the Centre for Advanced Timber Technology
    New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE)

     
  • Head of the Centre for Offsite Construction and Innovative Structures
    Edinburgh Napier University (ENU)

Robert transfers his knowledge by innovatively improving pathways for upskilling, instigating cooperative start-ups for knowledge sharing, conducting international knowledge exchanges, and has published over 50 peer-reviewed published works in journals, books, and conference proceedings. His most recent publication is the 2nd edition of his book Off-Site and Industrialised Timber Construction via TRADA.

Robert has a broad industry network and works closely with global organisations including Trimble, establishing a Trimble Technology Lab at Edinburgh Napier University’s expanding leadership in training and research in digital timber engineering.