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:




Dahmen NL, Clinton JF, Ceylan S, et al., 2021, Super High Frequency Events: A New Class of Events Recorded by the InSight Seismometers on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-planets, Vol:126, ISSN:2169-9097

van Driel M, Ceylan S, Clinton JF, et al., 2021, High-Frequency Seismic Events on Mars Observed by InSight, Journal of Geophysical Research-planets, Vol:126, ISSN:2169-9097

Ceylan S, Clinton JF, Giardini D, et al., 2021, Companion guide to the marsquake catalog from InSight, Sols 0-478: Data content and non-seismic events, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Vol:310, ISSN:0031-9201

Clinton JF, Ceylan S, van Driel M, et al., 2021, The Marsquake catalogue from InSight, sols 0-478, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Vol:310, ISSN:0031-9201

Scholz J-R, Widmer-Schnidrig R, Davis P, et al., 2020, Detection, Analysis, and Removal of Glitches From InSight's Seismic Data From Mars, Earth and Space Science, Vol:7

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