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EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future

 

Biography

Professor Florin Udrea FREng is a Professor in Semiconductor Engineering and the Head of the High Voltage Microelectronics and Sensors Group at Cambridge University. He is currently leading a research group in power semiconductor devices, solid-state sensors. Florin published over 500 papers in journals and international conferences and holds more than 100 patents in power semiconductor devices and sensors. Florin co-founded five companies, Cambridge Semiconductor (Camsemi) in power ICs – sold to Power Integrations, Cambridge CMOS Sensors (CCS) in smart sensors – sold to ams, Cambridge Microelectronics in Power Devices, Cambridge GaN Device in GaN technology and Flusso in Flow and temperature sensors. For his 'outstanding personal contribution to British Engineering' he has been awarded the Silver Medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012. In 2015 Professor Udrea was elected a Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering. In 2018 Professor Udrea was awarded the Pro Vice-Chancellor Award from Cambridge University, the international Nanosmat Medal and the Mullard Award from the Royal Society.

Research

Florin Udrea's research span out two companies in smart sensors (CCS), Cambridge CMOS Sensors and Flusso. CCS was sold to ams in June 2016 and it is considered as one of the most successful Cambridge University exits in physical sciences.  His interest in the CDT programme is in the area of "Combo smart sensors" based on microelectronics & MEMS technologies. These include a range of integrated smart sensors such as flow, pressure, temperature, humidity and CO2. Such sensors will have  a tremendous impact to monitor environment and improve our quality of life. Other applications are in the area of automotive, industrial and medical.

Professor of Semiconductor Engineering
Professor Florin  Udrea

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