I am extremely grateful for the support from the Petroleum Research Fund. The seed grant provided the much needed initial fund for me to start my research career at SUNY Buffalo. The results from this project also helped me secure an NSF-CBET award and an NSF-CAREER award. Looking backward, I can say that my research career would be very different now had I not received the support from PRF. I am also very happy to report that the material we predicted 10 years ago under the support of the PRF grant, a monolayer boron hydride B2H2 [1,2], has just recently been successfully synthesized. It is rather exciting that our work has finally made some impact after nearly 10 years! (Figure) Predicted structure of monolayer boron hydride B2H2.
 T. A. Abtew, B.-C. Shih, P. Dev, V. H. Crespi, and P. Zhang, Prediction of a Multi-center Bonded Solid Boron Hydride for Hydrogen Storage, Phys. Rev. B 83, 094108 (2011).
 T. A. Abtew and P. Zhang, Charging assisted Hydrogen Release Mechanism in Layered Boron Hydride, Phys. Rev. B 84, 094303 (2011).
Dr. Peihong Zhang, University at Buffalo, State University of New York