Global recognition for Sorex Sensors CEO

Dr Mario de Miguel Ramos named as one of the Nova 111 “brightest stars” under 35

9 March, 2021 – Dr Mario de Miguel Ramos, founder and CEO of University of Cambridge spin-out Sorex Sensors, has been named in the prestigious Nova 111 global talent list – which aims to recognise the “brightest stars” under 35. He features in the tech category of the list for his home country of Spain.

The annual list is compiled by Nova Talent to identify individuals who have built an exceptional academic and professional career, speak several languages and have demonstrated international experience in leadership roles. Dr de Miguel Ramos was nominated by a number of his peers in the UK and Spain, with the nomination supported by his colleagues at the innovative sensor technology company Sorex Sensors in Cambridge.

“It is a huge honour to have been selected as one of the 10 winners in the tech vertical of this ambitious initiative,” said Dr de Miguel Ramos. “I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with an excellent team at Sorex Sensors over the past few years and this achievement is a testament to the support and encouragement I have received.”

Professor Andrew Flewitt, a co-founder of Sorex Sensors and head of the electrical engineering department at the University of Cambridge, said: “I have worked with Mario for a number of years now, as a postdoc and then through Sorex Sensors. He has continued to learn and grow during that time, and this award goes some way to recognising his potential. Well done to Mario and we look forward to his – and the company’s – continued success.”

Sorex Sensors spun out from the University of Cambridge in 2018 and has since raised about £2.1 million in seed capital. The company’s proprietary film bulk acoustic resonance (FBAR) sensor technology is being used to detect airborne contaminants to improve the quality of the air we breathe.