Gwyn Jones

Research Technical Specialist


Contact: gwyndafj@mit.edu | 617.978.505.5153

Gwyn came to D-Lab in 2005 as a volunteer to advise on pedal powered solutions to basic needs in the developing world. He arrived at D-Lab with 12 years in engineering and product design at Merlin Metalworks, a company he founded for the manufacture of high-end bicycle frames. He developed and teaches D-Lab: Cycle Ventures, which explores human powered bicycle technology for purposes including water pumping, grain milling and load transport in underserved communities. Gwyn has worked on a range of engineering projects for the developing world, largely, but not exclusively, in energy and agriculture, and has an ongoing rickshaw project with a partner in Assam, India.

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