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I am a second-year APPM graduate student currently working with David Bortz on modeling of microbial fuel cells and microbial electrolysis cells. I received a B.S. in Mathematical Biology from Harvey Mudd College in 2010 and a M.S. in Mathematics from Claremont Graduate University in 2014. In my rare spare time, I am probably rock climbing.


Email: harry.dudley <at>colorado<dot>edu


Microbial fuel cells employ electroactive microorganisms to oxidize an organic substrate and transfer electrons to the cell anode. Current is generated through an external circuit due to voltage difference between the cell's anode and cathode. Microbial electrolysis cells use the current to drive a reduction reaction at the cathode, producing hydrogen. So far, power output of MFCs and performance of MECs remains low. Mathematical modeling and simulation allow comparison of different cell designs, consideration of basic processes, and evaluation of large numbers of system parameters, all of which may provide insight into the problems faced when scaling this technology.


I am a TA for APPM 2350 Calculus 3 for Engineers (Multi-variable Calculus) in Fall 2016.

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Dudley, H.J. Ren, Z.J*, Bortz, D.M. " Modeling and optimization of microbial electrolysis cells," In prep.

Dudley, H.J., Goenka, A., Orellana, C.J., & Martonosi, S.E. “Multi-year optimization of malaria intervention: a mathematical model,” Malaria Journal, 15:133, 2016. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-016-1182-0.


Butterfield, Robert D., Stock, Brian, Strait, Melissa, Dudley, Harry, and Rosenthal, Stephen, inventors; Carefusion 303, Inc., assignee. Model-based infusion site monitor. US patent 20,120,123,229. May 17, 2012.