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About

Our team

Flusso's team includes engineers, scientists, semiconductor industry professionals and entrepreneurs. Experienced in sensors, MEMS design, fluidic integration, scale-up and production.

  • Commercial team
  • Management team
  • Andrea de luca

    Dr Andrea De Luca

    CEO and co-founder

    Andrea co-founded Flusso as a spin-out from University of Cambridge in 2016 to commercialise some breakthroughs in MEMS sensor research that have led to the development of the world’s smallest flow sensor. As CEO, he has been leading the industrialisation of the company’s products ever since. Andrea has a PhD in sensors from University of Cambridge, has written over 70 publications and holds 16 patents covering Flusso and other sensing technologies.

  • Florin udrea

    Prof. Florin Udrea

    CTO and co-founder

    Florin is Professor of Semiconductor Engineering at University of Cambridge with over 20 years’ experience in power devices, high voltage and smart technologies, micro-sensors and MEMS. He has founded five companies, commercialised his research, and collaborated with leading industrial companies to help develop products based on his research. He holds 150 patents, has received multiple industry awards, and was appointed a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2015.

  • Thomas Negre

    Thomas Negre

    VP Sales and marketing

    Thomas joined Flusso in November 2020 to drive the company’s global sales and business development activity. Before this, he was global marketing director for the gas detection division of Honeywell Analytics, a business line with annual sales over $700m. He’s also held a similar role with RAE Systems, working in Silicon Valley; co-founded the company’s French subsidiary; and has almost 25 years’ experience in the flow and gas sensor industry.

  • Nigel heather

    Nigel Heather

    VP Engineering

    Nigel has over 30 years’ experience developing semiconductors, MEMS, software and digital radio products. In senior management roles, he delivered gas sensors at ams Sensors UK; inkjet technology at Xaar; power ICs at Cambridge Semiconductor and RFICs at SiGe Semiconductor. Before that he was operations director at consultancy Symbionics and designed custom IC’s at GEC Research. He has a degree in computing science from Imperial College, London.

  • Cerdin lee

    Cerdin Lee

    Operations director

    Cerdin is responsible for managing Flusso’s supply chain and has over 20 years’ manufacturing and technical experience within the industry. Before joining Flusso, she was foundry manager with industrial inkjet company Xaar, in MEMS development. She has also spent 12 years with Cambridge Semiconductor, initially in device development before then taking charge of its operations. She has an MPhil in power electronics engineering from University of Cambridge.

  • Valerie jolliffe

    Valerie Jolliffe

    Head of finance

    Valerie joined Flusso to help manage the most recent funding round, and now provides advice and support in financial planning, governance and legal issues. She is a former VC and has extensive experience of investments, specialising in early-stage, high-tech companies and university spin-outs. She previously held a similar role with spin-out company Spectral Edge Limited, which successfully exited in 2019.

  • Debbie smith

    Debbie Smith

    HR and office manager

    Debbie joined Flusso in early 2020 to take charge of its office management activities. She has considerable experience, having worked across different industry sectors and from start-ups through to multi-site operations. Debbie spent almost 13 years in office and facilities management with Xaar, and prior to that held a similar role with Johnson Controls, the multinational buildings controls company.