Tim Wilkinson is the Professor of Photonic Engineering at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Jesus College. He has had a long-term research interest into the applications of holograms, optical information processing, liquid crystal (LC) devices, nanophotonics and related applications.

His group has been working on the next generation applications of optical phase modulators such as 3D holography, optical information processing and correlation, fibre mode endoscopy and additive manufacturing. He is also interested in the devices that are used to implement these types of systems and how effects such as plasmonic resonance in metallic nano-rods can be incorporated into new pixel designs.