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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 historic objects mostly militarily vehicles.

Research Outline

Degradation in working historic objects that are in occasional use and the difference between wear and degradation between uses.

About Matthew Hancock

My interest in engineering stem from my Grandfather who worked at British powerboats as an engineer on the Miss Britain. This sparked an interest in the conservation of historic engines and boats. I regularly restore and race classic yachts during my leisure time rising to the challenge of improving performance but keeping within the ethics of conservation /restoration and the class rules. Currently I combine my research with my conservation work in museums that mostly involves militarily vehicles, however I have worked on clocks and cameras along with the transport objects. Before I became a Conservation Engineer I work in photography and digital imaging, giving me an interest in materials for the methods of printing.

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