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Mr Robin Jones

Mr Robin Jones

Mechanical Engineering and Design

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I am an Associate Professor, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Design, and have worked at LSBU since 1999. My first degree was Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London, where I was sponsored by Ford Motor Company. I progressed to a postgraduate MDes IDE at Royal College of Art.

After graduating, I worked in Germany and the UK for Benn.Gurleyik Design Studio, Stuttgart and Ogle Design, Letchworth. I have been an External Examiner and worked at a number of Universities including UAL, Central Saint Martins, University of Hertfordshire, University of Roehampton and British High School of Art & Design, Moscow.

I enjoy seeing students journey through our creative design degrees, develop their skills before joining industry with an enviable portfolio of skills and behaviours. Part of this enviable graduate employability is keeping a link to industry - including our 30 week industrial placement year an integral part of our design degrees. Hence I am really keen to bring in companies and contacts to the design studios so students get an experience of industry throughout their degree.

Since 2012 I have been a committee member for the longest running student polymer competition in Europe – Design Innovations in Plastics, sponsored by Covestro and IoM3.

I also lead on recruitment and outreach activities for the School of Engineering.

If you wish to see current examples of our work please find us on Instagram @productofsouthbank

Courses taught

Engineering Product Design - BSc (Hons)

Product Design - BSc (Hons)

Product Design and Development Engineer Apprenticeship

FunderYear wonProjectRole
ELeather2022ELeather SponsorshipPrincipal Investigator
i2i Media2021Student Designathon Autumn 2021Principal Investigator
FleishmanHillard Fishburn 2020Fleishmanhillard Fishburn - A World Without Glasses Student Design ProjectPrincipal Investigator