Dr Lyndon Buck


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    A Chartered and European Engineer and Chartered Technological Product Designer, Lyndon is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and a member of the IED Education and Training Committee. He has been the IED representative on the organising committee of the annual International Engineering & Product Design Education (E&PDE) Conference since 2010 for the IED and Design Society. As well as teaching across product design and engineering courses at Aston, Lyndon holds several current external examiner roles and undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is actively involved in IED course accreditations and professional reviews. He is currently co-editor of DATE: Design and Technology Education - An International Journal, which is published 3 times a year by the Design and Technology Association. He is currently supervising 2 PhDs in product design and has 5 completions as primary supervisor. In addition to current research work he is a member of the external advisory board for the EU Horizon 2020 and Indian DST funded PANIWATER project, working to provide clean drinking water in peri-urban India.

    Research Projects/Collaborations

    EU Horizon 2020 PANIWATER project External Advisory Board 
    April 2020 - January 2023

    Funding Applications and Awards

    Principal Investigator PANIWATER Project EU Horizon 2020
    February 2019 - April 2020
    PANIWATER (Photo-irradiation and Adsorption Novel Innovations for Water-treatment) is a joint EU-Indian funded project through the Horizon 2020 programme and Indian Department of Science & Technology (DST) which consists of 18 partners in 6 countries (Ireland, UK, Spain, Italy, Cyprus and India. The total budget is €5M over 4 years under H2020 Societal Challenge 5 (SC5) - climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials. The aim of the project is to develop a range of prototypes and technologies for the treatment of wastewater and drinking water to remove contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) and other pollutants. Drinking water treatment technologies will include combined filtration, adsorption, UV-C LED treatment, a Solar Water Disinfection Transparent Jerrrycan, and electrocoagulation, oxidation, and disinfection (EOD). These prototypes will be deployed in peri-urban and rural areas in India. PANIWATER aims to work with end users on site with actions such as mapping CECs, removing CECs, health impact assessments, assessing social impacts of these interventions with the prototypes to invoke awareness for safe reuse of wastewater for irrigation, and preservation of potable water sources. PANIWATER technologies will have a significant potential market among the large rural population (60 million+) in India which heavily depends on agriculture, and communities highly vulnerable to risk of exposure to waterborne CECs.

    Funding Applications and Awards

    Principal Investigator WATERSPOUTT Project EU Horizon 2020
    June 2016 - April 2020 
    WATERSPOUTT (Water – Sustainable Point-Of-Use Treatment Technologies) is an EU funded project through the Horizon 2020 programme which consists of 18 partners in 12 countries (Ireland, Malawi, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Africa, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey). The total budget is €3.6M with an EU contribution of €3.1M over 4 years. The main aim of the project is to design, develop and then pilot solar based technologies for treating drinking water at the point of use. These will be piloted and assessed for their impact on waterborne disease in Malawi, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Africa.

    Professional/editorial offices

    Co Editor - Design & Technology Education: An International Journal
    DATA The Design and Technology Association 

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Brunel University

    1 Apr 19941 Jul 1997

    Award Date: 1 Jul 1997

    MA, Brunel University

    1 Sep 19911 Jul 1993

    Award Date: 1 Jul 1993

    BSc, Brunel University

    1 Sep 19871 Jul 1991

    Award Date: 1 Jul 1991

    External positions

    External Examiner BSc Product Design, University of Bedfordshire

    1 Sep 20211 Sep 2025

    External Examiner BA Product and Industrial Design, University of Hertfordshire

    1 Sep 202131 Aug 2025

    External Advisory Board, EU Horizon 2020 PANIWATER project

    1 Apr 20201 Mar 2023

    External Examiner BA/MA Design, Arts University Bournemouth

    1 Sep 20191 Sep 2023

    Co-Editor DATE Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, Design and Technology Association DATA

    1 Jan 2019 → …

    External Examiner BSc(Hons) Product Design , Technological University Dublin

    1 Sep 20181 Sep 2022

    External Examiner MDes/MSc Product Design, University of Strathclyde

    1 Sep 201731 Dec 2021


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