Matthew Dickinson

Dr. Matthew Dickinson

Senior Lecturer

School of Engineering

Computing and Technology Building, CM123

+44 (0) 1772 89 3261

Subject Areas: Engineering

Matthew Dickinson has been a senior lecturer in computer aided engineering at the University of Central Lancashire since September 2009. He is research active within the area of Tribotechnology and is a member of the Jost Institute. As a student Matthew was nominated for the Malcolm Faulkner Student Prize for Sustainable Futures. Matthew is also the winner of the 2007 Autodesk community world design competition.

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In June 2007 Matthew entered the Autodesk community world design competition, where the task was to design a non-lethal device for removing enemies from a room. After this the design was then converted into a toy. September 2008 Matthew Dickinson graduated from the University of Central Lancashire, with BEng(Hons) computer aided engineering. He was also nominated for the Malcolm Faulkner Student Prize for Sustainable Futures award for his final year project, which involved the investigation into recycled material for the production of prosthetic feet. Shortly afterwards Matthew began working for UCLan teaching Advanced CAD and simulation.

Matthew’s research interests are aimed at the use of intelligent machines to aid in the recovery and mobility of patents to offer an improved quality of life.  Matthew is involved with many STEM events. He has been involved numerous science events of the past decade, displaying technologies that define the use of the human body as a controller.

  • PHD - 2016
  • Certificate in Higher Education Teaching Toolkit, University of Central Lancashire, 2011
  • BEng(Hons) Computer Aided Engineering, University of Central Lancashire, 2007



Fellow of the Higher Education Academy SD2; Graduate Member Institute of Engineering Design

Research Activities

The world of robotic systems has never been as big as it is today, specifically in the development of A.I and smart systems.  With the aid of new and advanced manufacturing methods, redesign of conventional can be considered.  This offers a new and exciting opportunity, when considering new technologies. This does come with its own development problems.


  • 3D printed Exo-Skeleton for recovery

Research Groups

  • Intelligent machines and maintenance - JIfT

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

  • MP3604 – Advanced CAD
  • MP3672 – Engineering simulation
  • MP3680 – Fundamentals of Engineering Simulation
  • MP3995 –Engineering Projects
  • ER4587 – Group Project


  • Comsol Conferences 2012
  • SAE world congress 2013
  • SAE world congress 2014