July 21, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Pacific Fuel Cell, a producer of nanotechnology-based fuel cells for the portable and micro fuel cell market, was one of 22 businesses chosen for a Small Business Technology Transfer grant by the U.S. Department of Energy. This is a phase I grant, and the intended start date is September 1, 2004. The University of California-Riverside (UCR) will be the non-profit participating research institution. The UCR research team will be directed by Professor Yushan Yan, who received his PhD from the California Institute of Technology, and is a leading authority on proton conductive membranes and nanostructured electrodes. UC Riverside’s Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, headed by Robert Haddon, distinguished professor of Chemistry and Chemical & Environmental Engineering, features a research team of 25 faculty members from engineering, cell biology and neuroscience, chemistry and physics.