Dr. Florina Truica is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Cold Plasma Group, Inc. She is a plasma scientist and engineer with two decades of research experience in both academic and commercial R&D, and a passion for creating eco-friendly technology solutions. She has a MSc in Applied Sciences from a Strasbourg Polytechnic University in France, and a PhD in Engineering Physics from École Polytechnique of Montréal in Canada.
Dr. Truica stared her career as an academic researcher, but later switched to commercial R&D working for the Global Research Centre of a multi-national company, Novelis Inc., in Kingston, Ontario. In 2014, she started working for an advanced materials start-up in Kingston, Alcereco / Grafoid Inc., as their Senior Scientist, and later as Director of Technology. Over the years, she has developed several eco-friendly chemical processes as platform technologies for advanced manufacturing, which she has helped evolve from an idea to large-scale commercial implementation. In 2019, she co-founded Cold Plasma Group to bring to market an innovative plasma sterilization technology, and to create automated plasma sterilization machines for the cannabis sector.
She is the author or co-author of several patents and patent applications, and of 45 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. She has received conference awards and was invited to speak at many international conferences.