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.