Portrait of Tim Large

Tim Large

Research Manager


Tim Large works on displays and display applications in the Applied Sciences team at Microsoft’s Redmond campus.

Tim started his career at Microsoft as a Researcher in 2007, working on imaging light-guide technology for displays incorporating human interfaces.

Before joining Microsoft, Tim worked for Optical Systems, Nortel Networks and The Technology Partnership in the UK.  While at Nortel, he lead a team that adapted landline 10 gigabit optical transmission systems for use on long-distance under-sea links.  At TTP he undertook early development of an electronic switchable lens system from napkin drawing to workable prototypes.

For five years, Tim ran a small consulting business specializing in optical systems and component design.  The company worked on displays, sensors, spectrometers, lighting systems and adaptive optics, contributed to a number of successful products in the lighting, biotech and displays industries, and won two UK government awards for innovation.

Tim is inventor/co-inventor listed on more than 70 patents, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences (Physics and History and Philosophy of Science), from Christ’s College, Cambridge.



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