Imperial College London

Professor Tom Pike

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Microengineering



+44 (0)20 7594 6207w.t.pike




604Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





New COVID-19 paper

An international comparison of the second derivative of COVID-19 deaths after implementation of social distancing measures

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I am usually working on the development of microinstruments for space and terrestrial applications, and data analysis of their outputs. I currently have several projects:

  • Development of silicon microseismometers for Mars and elsewhere in the solar system. Our sensors are now operating on the surface of Mars on NASA's InSight mission
  • Analysing the seismic data returned from InSight
  • Developing gravity sensing for the Earth

I lecture Advanced Devices to second-year students, as well as tutor and demonstrate in the practical classes. 

I am happy to supervise PhDs in these and related projects, and currently have funded PhD studentships available for UK/EU applicants

Please see personal site at:




Sollberger D, Schmelzbach C, Andersson F, et al., 2021, A Reconstruction Algorithm for Temporally Aliased Seismic Signals Recorded by the InSight Mars Lander., Earth Space Sci, Vol:8, ISSN:2333-5084

Khan A, Ceylan S, van Driel M, et al., 2021, Upper mantle structure of Mars from InSight seismic data, Science, Vol:373, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:434-+

Stahler SC, Khan A, Banerdt WB, et al., 2021, Seismic detection of the martian core, Science, Vol:373, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:443-+

Charalambous C, McClean JB, Baker M, et al., 2021, Vortex-Dominated Aeolian Activity at InSight's Landing Site, Part 1: Multi-Instrument Observations, Analysis, and Implications, Journal of Geophysical Research-planets, Vol:126, ISSN:2169-9097

Brinkman N, Stahler SC, Giardini D, et al., 2021, First Focal Mechanisms of Marsquakes, Journal of Geophysical Research-planets, Vol:126, ISSN:2169-9097

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