Dr Mona Hess

Mona Hess

Research Manager and Facilitator, Research Associate, UCL CEGE

(formerly) Research Associate, UCL Museums and Public Engagement

Research Group: 3DIMPact (3D imaging , metrology and Photogrammetry Advanced Coordinate Technologies)

Department : Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

CEGE, Chadwick Building

Gower Street
University College London
London WC1E 6BT

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+44 (0)20 3108 4111+44 (0)20 3108 411144 (0)20 3108 4111
m.hess (at) ucl.ac.uk (please replace (at) with @ )

Staff webpage with publications/ achievements and list of research projects: IRIS profile

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After finishing her architecture studies in Munich, Germany, Mona enjoyed an internship in an architectural office for heritage conservation in Montreal, Canada. She pursued a Master’s degree in Heritage Conservation in Bamberg/Germany, where she specialized subsequently in CAD, 3D imaging techniques and databases especially in the field of conservation science and in architectural conservation.Her graduate internship in 2006/07 at the Getty Conservation Institute, field projects department, in Los Angeles/USA gave her working experience in international projects by contributing to the project: Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities (MEGA) - Jordan. Since 2008 she is working at UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (3DIMPact group), and holds a PhD in 3D imaging metrology for cultural heritage.
Specialized in 3D colour imaging and replica for museum objects she has taken on projects within University College London (E-Curator "3D colour scans for remote object identification and assessment", workshop ‘Life cycle of a digital object’), for museums in London (British Museum - Solomon Islands Canoe, Science Museum, Cortauld Institute of Art) but also internationally (Università degli studi Lecce/Italy, CULTNAT Egypt, University of Virginia/ USA).  She was also actively involved in the 3DPetrie project at the UCL Petrie Museum.


  • PhD in 3D imaging metrology for cultural heritage (UCL Department for Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering)
  • MA in Heritage Conservation at Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg, Germany
  • Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) Architecture at Munich University of Technology, Germany


  • since 2014 Research Manager and Facilitator, Research Associate at 3DIMPact , UCL CEGE
  • 2008-2013 Research Associate for UCL Museums and Public Engagement (now UCL Public and Cultural Engagement)

Research interests

  • 3D colour laser scanning of museum objects
  • E-documentation of cultural heritage
  • Digital archives for buildings and museum objects
  • Heritage Conservation and Conservation Science

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