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News Daicar-Bata Prize awarded to UD doctoral student Jesus Nieto-Pescador

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​Pictured are (from left) Professor Jamie Holder and Jesus Nieto-Pescador

​The prize is awarded to the best research paper in a physics or astronomy peer reviewed journal published during the previous academic year by a graduate student. Jesus is currently a graduate student in Professor Gundlach's research group.

The Daicar-Bata Prizes serve to recognize and support achievement excellence and to advance the physics graduate program to a higher level of academic and research performance,” said Jim MacDonald, professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Physics Graduate Program. 

MacDonald added, “Each recipient receives a $2,500 prize and a certificate of recognition.”

The Daicar-Bata Fund was established in 1992 in honor of Otto Daicar and to commemorate his lifetime contributions throughout the world as an individual and as a senior executive at the Bata Shoe Corporation. 

Eva Daicar, daughter of Otto Daicar, introduced the prizes and underscored his commitment to quality. “My father was an inspiring leader with a strong moral compass who turned visions into reality and created work atmospheres which fueled performance excellence,” she said.

The initial donation for the fund came from the Bata Corporation and the Daicar and Glyde families, and the remainder was raised from the alumni of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and matching funds from the University of Delaware.

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