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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Joined UCL: September 2018

Matthew Hancock

  • PhD Researcher
  • UCL Mechanical Engineering

Contact Matthew Hancock


Dr Adam Wojcik

Research Area

Degradation in working historical objects, most of which are military vehicles.

Research Outline

Degradation in working historical objects which are only occasionally used, and the difference between wear and degradation between uses.

About Matthew Hancock

Matthew’s interest in engineering, particularly the conservation of historic engines and boats, stems from his grandfather who worked as an engineer for British Power Boats. Outside of work, Matthew regularly restores and races classic yachts as he enjoys the challenge of improving performance but keeping within the ethics of conservation, restoration and the class rules.

He is currently combining his research with conservation work for museums, which mostly involves military vehicles. He has also worked on clocks, cameras and transport objects. Before working as a conservation engineer, Matthew worked in photography and digital imaging which led to another of his interests in materials for printing methods.

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