Andrew Holmes received the BA degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University in 1987, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from Imperial College London in 1992. He was a Research Associate in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London from 1991 to 1993, after which he took up a joint Research Fellowship in Microengineering with Imperial and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. In 1995 he was appointed to a Lectureship at Imperial College London, where he is currently Professor of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Director of Postgraduate Studies, and Deputy Head of the Optical & Semiconductor Devices Group. Dr Holmes has worked on a range of topics in optical signal processing, integrated optics and MEMS, and has published around 150 journal and conference papers in these areas. His current research interests include micro-power generation by energy harvesting, power conditioning for energy harvesters, tribology of micro-scale mechanical systems, novel micro-assembly techniques, and laser processing for MEMS and electronics manufacture. He is a co-founder and director of Microsaic Systems plc, an Imperial College spin-out company started in 2001 to exploit Imperial College MEMS research. The company, which has developed a bench-top mass spectrometer based on MEMS technology, was admitted to AIM in 2011.
Davies E, George DS, Holmes AS, 2014, Remote Photothermal Actuation for Calibration of In-Phase and Quadrature Readout in a Mechanically Amplified Fabry-Perot Accelerometer, IEEE Photonics Journal, Vol:6, ISSN:1943-0655
Pillatsch P, Yeatman EM, Holmes AS, 2014, A piezoelectric frequency up-converting energy harvester with rotating proof mass for human body applications, Sensors and Actuators A - Physical, Vol:206, ISSN:0924-4247, Pages:178-185
et al., 2013, Performance of integrated retainer rings in silicon micro-turbines with thrust style micro-ball bearings, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol:23, ISSN:0960-1317
Howey DA, Bansal A, Holmes AS, 2011, Design and performance of a centimetre-scale shrouded wind turbine for energy harvesting, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol:20, ISSN:0964-1726
Howey DA, Holmes AS, Pullen KR, 2011, Measurement and CFD Prediction of Heat Transfer in Air-Cooled Disc-Type Electrical Machines, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol:47, ISSN:0093-9994, Pages:1716-1723
Yates DC, Holmes AS, 2009, Preferred Transmission Frequency for Size-Constrained Ultralow-Power Short-Range CMOS Oscillator Transmitters, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems. Part 1: Regular Papers, Vol:56, ISSN:1549-8328, Pages:1173-1181
et al., 2008, A continuously rotating energy harvester with maximum power point tracking, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol:18, ISSN:0960-1317