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Robert Mair, Baron Mair

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Name  Robert Baron
Known for  Jubilee Line Extension
Role  Baron Mair

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Born  20 April 1950 (age 65) (1950-04-20)
Fields  Geotechnical engineering Tunnel design & construction
Institutions  University of Cambridge Institution of Civil Engineers Crossrail Geotechnical Consulting Group (GCG) Laing O'Rourke Scott Wilson Group The Leys School
Alma mater  Clare College, Cambridge
Thesis  Centrifugal modelling of tunnel construction in soft clay (1979)
Notable awards  Royal Society, Order of the British Empire

Education  University of Cambridge
Doctoral advisor  Andrew N. Schofield

Robert James Mair, Baron Mair, CBE, FRS, FICE, FREng (born 20 April 1950) is a geotechnical engineer and Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He is the Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering. He was Master of Jesus College, Cambridge, from 2001 to 2011 and a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge from 1998 to 2001. In 2014 he was elected a vice president of the Institution of Civil Engineers and on 1 November will become the Institution's President for 2017-18, its two hundredth anniversary year. On 13 October 2015 his appointment to be a peer in the House of Lords was announced. He sits as a Crossbencher.



Mair was educated at St Faith's and The Leys School in Cambridge and went on to study Engineering at Clare College, Cambridge gaining a MA degree in 1975 and a PhD degree in 1979.

Honours and awards

Mair was elected as a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE) in 1990, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) in 1992, and a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2007. Mair delivered the 46th Rankine Lecture of the British Geotechnical Association and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours. Mair has been awarded numerous research grants by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

On 29 October 2015, he was created a life peer with the title Baron Mair, of Cambridge in the County of Cambridgeshire.


Robert is the son of the late William Austyn Mair, Francis Mond Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at Cambridge 1952–1983.


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