Professor Tim Wilkinson

Professor of Photonic Engineering at Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Professor of Photonic Engineering, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Professor Tim Wilkinson is the Professor of Photonic Engineering in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He has been working in the field of free-space optics, devices and systems for over 15 years.

He developed the binary phase-only matched filter (BPOMF) and 1/f joint transform correlators during his PhD, and has since filed several patents and authored and co-authored over seventy refereed journal papers on optical applications, processing and devices. Recent research has involved applications of holographic technology including adaptive optical interconnects, optical pattern recognition and display applications for novel liquid crystal electro-optic devices, and he has given several invited talks at major conferences, including FLC 2001 and MRS Fall Meeting 2004. In 2001 he was awarded the Ben Sturgeon prize by the SID for his work in display technology. He is currently responsible for spatial light modulator (SLM) and liquid crystal device fabrication in the Engineering Department.

Tim received his BE (Elec.) from Canterbury University, New Zealand and his PhD from Magdalene College, Cambridge. He is now a Fellow of Jesus College.