Reader in Photonic Engineering
University of Cambridge
Tim Wilkinson (CEng) received his BE (Elec.) from Canterbury University, New Zealand (1989) and his PhD from Magdalene College, Cambridge (1994). He is currently a Reader in Photonic Engineering in the Engineering Department and a fellow of Jesus College. 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 this 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, running a class 100/1000 liquid crystal device fabrication unit. He was a member of the ROSES project fabricating LCOS SLMs and is an investigator on the ADOPSI, THORNS, MOPs, INSTANT, COSMOS, ASH3D and PLOHP projects.