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 160 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 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.
et al., 2022, Minimally invasive online water monitor, Ieee Internet of Things Journal, Vol:9, ISSN:2327-4662, Pages:14325-14335
Shi M, Holmes A, Yeatman E, 2020, Piezoelectric wind velocity sensor based on the variation of galloping frequency with drag force, Applied Physics Letters, Vol:116, ISSN:0003-6951
Dou G, Holmes AS, 2020, System integration for plastic electronics using room temperature ultrasonic welding, Advanced Engineering Materials, Vol:22, ISSN:1438-1656, Pages:1-6
Davies E, George DS, Holmes AS, 2014, Remote photothermal actuation for calibration of in-phase and quadrature readout in a mechanically amplified Fabry-Pérot accelerometer, Ieee Photonics Journal, Vol:6, ISSN:1943-0647, Pages:1-1
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 cm-scale shrouded wind turbine for energy harvesting, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol:20, Pages:1-12