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:




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

Kim D, Banerdt WB, Ceylan S, et al., 2022, Surface waves and crustal structure on Mars., Science, Vol:378, Pages:417-421

Posiolova LV, Lognonné P, Banerdt WB, et al., 2022, Largest recent impact craters on Mars: Orbital imaging and surface seismic co-investigation., Science, Vol:378, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:412-417

Huang Q, Schmerr NC, King SD, et al., 2022, Seismic detection of a deep mantle discontinuity within Mars by InSight., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, Vol:119

Brinkman N, Schmelzbach C, Sollberger D, et al., 2022, In Situ Regolith Seismic Velocity Measurement at the InSight Landing Site on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-planets, Vol:127, ISSN:2169-9097

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