Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Microengineering



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




604Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





I am working on the development of microinstruments for space and terrestrial applications. I currently have two major projects:

  • Silicon microseismometers for terrestrial and lunar applications
  • Implementation of a microscopy station for the 2007 Mars Phoenix Lander

I lecture Electronic Materials to first year students and also have responsibility for the final-year project labs. 

Please see personal site at:




Lognonne P, Banerdt WB, Giardini D, et al., 2019, SEIS: Insight's Seismic Experiment for Internal Structure of Mars, Space Science Reviews, Vol:215, ISSN:0038-6308

Panning MP, Staehler SC, Huang H-H, et al., 2018, Expected Seismicity and the Seismic Noise Environment of Europa, Journal of Geophysical Research-planets, Vol:123, ISSN:2169-9097, Pages:163-179

Vance SD, Panning MP, Staehler S, et al., 2018, Geophysical Investigations of Habitability in Ice-Covered Ocean Worlds, Journal of Geophysical Research-planets, Vol:123, ISSN:2169-9097, Pages:180-205

Golombek M, Kipp D, Warner N, et al., 2017, Selection of the InSight Landing Site, Space Science Reviews, Vol:211, ISSN:0038-6308, Pages:5-95


Pike WT, Standley LM, Calcutt SB, et al., 2018, A BROAD-BAND SILICON MICROSEISMOMETER WITH 0.25 NG/RTHZ PERFORMANCE, 31st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), IEEE, Pages:113-116, ISSN:1084-6999

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