Chemist and postdoctoral fellow Reuben Hudson received a $5,000 grant—and an $11,463 match—from the Maine Technology Institute (MTI), the Portland Press Herald reports June 9. With recent funding from the National Science Foundation, Hudson and Associate Professor of Chemistry Jeffrey Katz have designed new materials that show promise for hydrogen fuel cell applications. Compared with competing materials, theirs have the potential for increased fuel cell durability, performance, and efficiency. The MTI grant will help fund their patenting process. They hope to eventually put this technology in the hands of commercial partners.