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:




Lognonné P, Banerdt WB, Clinton J, et al., 2023, Mars Seismology, Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Vol:51, ISSN:0084-6597, Pages:643-670

Li J, Beghein C, McLennan SM, et al., 2022, Constraints on the martian crust away from the InSight landing site, Nature Communications, Vol:13

Ceylan S, Clinton JF, Giardini D, et al., 2022, The marsquake catalogue from InSight, sols 0-1011, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Vol:333, ISSN:0031-9201


Standley IM, Pike WT, Calcutt S, et al., 2023, Short Period Seismometer for the Lunar Farside Seismic Suite Mission, ISSN:1095-323X

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