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Professor's outstanding achievements honoured with award

Professor's outstanding achievements honoured with award

Professor Florin Udrea

Professor Florin Udrea has been announced the winner of a major award which honours outstanding achievements in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The award is for the development of one of the most revolutionary technologies in the field of environmental micro-sensors.

NANOSMAT Awards Committee

The 2018 NANOSMAT Medal was officially presented to Florin Udrea, Professor of Semiconductor Engineering, at the 13th International NANOSMAT Conference, where he also delivered the 2018 NANOSMAT Medal Lecture. 

The NANOSMAT Medal recognises exceptional individuals whose recent outstanding achievements and discoveries in the past decade have played a major role in enabling specific breakthroughs to occur, impact and advance the progress of nanoscience, nanotechnology, nanomedicine, and commercialisation of nanotechnology.

The NANOSMAT Awards Committee was impressed by Professor Udrea’s development of ‘one of the most revolutionary technologies in the field of environmental micro-sensors’.

The Award citation continues: The technology, which uses miniaturised ultra-low power devices, based upon microhotplates featuring Tungsten heaters and nanoparticle metal oxides, as well as Infrared (IR) components using carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene layers to enhance IR emission and absorption, has led to products in smartphones, pads and watches, as well as the possibility for use in well-being devices in smart homes. 

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