Florin is a professor in semiconductor engineering at the University of Cambridge and head of the High Voltage Microelectronics and sensors group. He received his PhD degree in power devices from the University of Cambridge in 1995. Prof. Udrea has published over 500 papers in journals and international conferences.
He holds 150 international patents 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.
Florin has been the CEO of Cambridge CMOS Sensors between 2008 and 2013 and the CTO between 2013 and 2016. 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 Prof. Florin Udrea was elected a Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering. In 2018 Prof Florin Udrea was awarded the Pro Vice-Chancellor award from Cambridge University, the Nanosmat medal and the very prestigious Mullard award from Royal Society.