Lisa Ottenhaus

  • Node Leader - Design for Extended Building Life; Project Leader
  • The University of Queensland

Current positions held

Lecturer – School of Civil Engineering – The University of Queensland


Dr Lisa Ottenhaus is a structural engineer and lecturer at the University of Queensland, with expertise in design of timber connections. Lisa and their research team currently focus on offsite timber construction, design for adaptability, disassembly and reuse, and durability of timber joints. Lisa co-leads the adaptability subgroup of COST Action Helen and the “Designing for Extended Building Life” Node of the ARC Advance Timber Hub. Lisa is also a steering committee member of the Australian Timber Construction Educator Network, a founding member of the International Association for Mass Timber Construction, and a member of the Women in Forests and Timber Network which strives to empower women in the industry to thrive and grow with confidence, while promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.

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