Professor John Stairmand


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Job title: Professor, Technical Director
Division: Consultancy and Defence
Organisation: Wood Nuclear
Tags: Advisor, SAN

John Stairmand is the Technical Director for the Consultancy & Defence business of Wood Nuclear. In the first half of his career John was a chemical engineer working initially on nuclear fuel cycle R&D, and latterly in the pharmaceutical and oil & gas industries. Most recently, he has led the Materials Science and Structural Integrity business of Wood Nuclear, developing several internationally leading technologies, and overseeing the establishment of the BEIS­ funded "High Temperature Facility". For four separate technologies, his research innovations have been developed and implemented commercially. He has been an active member of the EPSRC peer review college for more than 20 years, and is a visiting Professor at the Dalton Nuclear Institute of Manchester University.