Integrative Training in Health-Assistive Smart Environments

Conrad Donovan

Electrical Engineering
IGERT Fellow Since: 
Fall 2009
Deuk Heo and Haluk Beyenal


  1. A. Dewan, C. Donovan, D. Heo, H. Beyenal, Z. Lewandowski , “Evaluating the performance of microbial fuel cells powering electronic devices,” Journal of Power Sources, 2009
  2. C. Donovan, A. Dewan, D. Heo, H. Beyenal, “Batteryless, Wireless Sensor Powered by a Sediment Microbial Fuel Cell," Environmental Science and Technology, 2008
  3. H. Beyenal, C. Donovan, Z. Lewandowski, G. Harkin, "Three-Dimensional Biofilm Structure Quantification," Journal of Microbiological Methods, 2004


Research Description: 

The goal of my research is to design power management systems that can be used for energy harvesting applications. These power management systems harvest energy from Microbial Fuel Cells, scale the voltage up and operate batteryless sensors.