A professor from the University of Leicester has been honoured by the French city of Nice.
Professor Ted Davis, Professor of Experimental Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been made an Honorary Citizen of Nice at a ceremony held in the city.
The accolade is a tribute to Professor Davis' seminal research in physics, which has proved to be of academic and commercial importance.
Professor Davis was in Nice for the latest of a series of meetings on Amorphous and Microcrystalline Semiconductors at which he has presented papers for the past 20 years.
He received the award in the form of a medal from Dr Rampel, Adjoint au Maire de Nice. Professor Davis said: "It was an exceptionally nice surprise - I had wondered why the conference organisers had been so anxious I attend the welcome reception!"
During the past two years, Professor Davis and colleagues from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory have received two grants totalling £790,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council for research exploring the behaviour of hydrogen in semiconductors.
NOTE TO NEWSDESK: For more information, please contact Prof Davis on 0116 252 3571. A jpeg image of the medal received by Prof Davis is available on request from the press office.
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