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Andrea De Luca wins UK engineering award
Dr Andrea De Luca – CEO and co-founder of Flusso – has been awarded a Young Engineer of the Year award by The Royal Academy of Engineering for his pioneering work in MEMS sensor development.
The annual RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineers of the Year awards, which are supported by The Worshipful Companies of Engineers, are designed to recognise and reward engineers for demonstrating engineering excellence and achievement at an early stage in their career.
"It's a real honour to receive this award, not just for me but for the whole team at Flusso. Everyone is working together to bring our new FLS110 flow sensor to market, and to provide manufacturers for the first time with a much easier way to integrate flow sensing into their products," said Andrea, CEO and co-founder of Flusso.
Andrea first moved to Cambridge as an Erasmus student in 2011, before studying for a PhD with Florin Udrea, Professor of Semiconductor Engineering at University of Cambridge and his High Voltage Microelectronics and Sensors Group. Andrea’s research was focused on thermal micro-sensors for use in industrial, environmental, security and healthcare applications, which led onto the development of the core technology behind FLS110, the world’s smallest flow sensor.
Flusso was then spun out from the university in 2016 by Andrea, Florin, Professor Julian Gardner and Dr John Coull, who between them have significant expertise and experience in sensors and the global semiconductor industry.
This year’s four other winners in the young engineer category include Sorin Popa, CEO of Stent Tek which is developing a novel catheter system for improved haemodialysis in kidney patients.