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:




McClean JB, Merrison JP, Iversen JJ, et al., 2020, Filtration of simulated Martian atmosphere for in-situ oxygen production, Planetary and Space Science, Vol:191, ISSN:0032-0633

Golombek M, Kass D, Williams N, et al., 2020, Assessment of InSight Landing Site Predictions, Journal of Geophysical Research-planets, Vol:125, ISSN:2169-9097

Weitz CM, Grant JA, Golombek MP, et al., 2020, Comparison of InSight Homestead Hollow to Hollows at the Spirit Landing Site, Journal of Geophysical Research-planets, Vol:125, ISSN:2169-9097

Grant JA, Warner NH, Weitz CM, et al., 2020, Degradation of Homestead Hollow at the InSight Landing Site Based on the Distribution and Properties of Local Deposits, Journal of Geophysical Research-planets, Vol:125, ISSN:2169-9097

Panning MP, Pike WT, Lognonne P, et al., 2020, On-Deck Seismology: Lessons from InSight for Future Planetary Seismology, Journal of Geophysical Research-planets, Vol:125, ISSN:2169-9097

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