Florin UdreaFlorin Udrea is a professor in semiconductor engineering and head of the High Voltage Microelectronics and Sensors Laboratory at University of Cambridge. He received his PhD degree in power devices from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, in 1995, his Master degree from University of Warwick, UK in 1992 and his BSc degree from University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania in 1991. Since October 1998, Prof. Florin Udrea has been an academic with the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK. Between August 1998 and July 2003 he was an advanced EPSRC Research Fellow and prior to this, a College Fellow in Girton College, University of Cambridge. He is currently leading a research group in power semiconductor devices and solid-state sensors that has won an international reputation during the last 25 years. Prof. Udrea has published over 500 papers in journals and international conferences. He holds 100 patents with 20 more patent applications in power semiconductor devices and sensors.

Prof. Florin Udrea founded five companies, Cambridge Semiconductor (Camsemi) in power ICs – sold to Power Integrations, Cambridge CMOS Sensors (CCS) in the field of smart sensors – sold to ams, Cambridge Microelectronics in Power Devices, Cambridge GaN Device in high voltage GaN technology and Flusso in Flow and temperature sensors.

Prof. Florin Udrea is a board director in Cambridge Enterprise.

For his ‘outstanding personal contribution to British Engineering’ he has been awarded the Silver Medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012. In 2018 he received the Nanosmat medal and the prestigious Mullard award from the Royal Society.

In 2015 Prof. Florin Udrea was elected a Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering.

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