Simon Fraser University
Max Donelan
Max Donelan Max Donelan, PhD
Professor, Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology
Associate Member, Engineering Science
Office: K9640 Shrum Science Centre
Lab: K8501 Shrum Science Centre
Phone: 778-782-7100
Fax: 778-782-3040
email: mdonelan(at)sfu(dot)ca

Dr. Donelan is a Professor of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from Berkeley and did his postdoctoral work in Neuroscience at the University of Alberta. Dr. Donelan has held Career Investigator awards from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He is also Founder and Scientific Advisor to Bionic Power - a university spin-off company that is developing energy harvesting technology for people whose lives depend on portable power.

Selected Publications (a full list that links to pdfs is on the Publications page)
1. H.L. More, J.R. Hutchinson, D.F. Collins, D.J. Weber, S.K. Aung, J.M. Donelan. Scaling of sensorimotor control in terrestrial mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. June 30, 2010.

2. J.M. Donelan, Q. Li, V. Naing, J.A. Hoffer, D.J. Weber, and A.D. Kuo. Biomechanical energy harvesting: generating electricity during human walking with minimal user effort. Science. 319 (5864), pp. 807-810, 2008.

3. J.M. Donelan, D.W. Shipman, R. Kram, and A.D. Kuo. Mechanical and metabolic requirements for lateral stabilization in human walking. Journal of Biomechanics. 37: 827-835, 2004.

4. J.M. Donelan and K.G. Pearson. Contribution of force feedback to ankle extensor activity in decerebrate walking cats. Journal of Neurophysiology. 92: 2093-2104, 2004.

5. J.M. Donelan, R. Kram, and A.D. Kuo. Mechanical work for step–to–step transitions is a major determinant of the metabolic cost of human walking. Journal of Experimental Biology. 205: 3717-3727, 2002.

6. J.M. Donelan, R. Kram, and A.D. Kuo. Mechanical and metabolic determinants of the preferred step width in human walking. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Series B. 268: 1985-1992, 2001.