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Nathan Johnson

Asst Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180
Asst Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180
Biography

Nathan Johnson is an assistant professor in the Polytechnic School at Arizona State University and the director of the Laboratory for Energy And Power Solutions (LEAPS). His 20-person research team takes energy innovations from concept to construction with a focus on distributed energy resources, smart networks, microgrid controls, and off-grid solutions. Johnson manages a one-acre microgrid test bed to combine simulation-based design with hands-on fabrication and testing to create next-generation solutions to current market needs. Before joining ASU, he spent 10 years in industry and academia working in business development for the energy sector. He now helps start and advise small businesses. Johnson is also an active educator with training and capacity building programs both inside and outside standard university curricula. In his spare time, he runs marathons and regularly paces the Boston qualifying time to help individuals meet their personal goals. 

Johnson is also a member of the graduate faculty in the School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy and the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. He is a senior sustainability scientist with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and an affiliate faculty member with the Consortium for Science, Policyand Outcomes at ASU. 

Education
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University 2012
  • M.S. International Development, Iowa State University 2008
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University 2005
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University 2004
Research Activity
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 216EGR Electrical Fundamentals
EGR 475Alternative Energy
EGR 492Honors Directed Study
EGR 494Special Topics
CEE 590Reading and Conference
EGR 590Reading and Conference
SOS 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
EGR 593Applied Project
CEE 593Applied Project
EGR 598Special Topics
EGR 599Thesis
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
MAE 792Research
EGR 792Research
CEE 792Research
SOS 792Research
EGR 799Dissertation
CEE 799Dissertation
MAE 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 590Reading and Conference
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
MAE 792Research
CEE 792Research
EGR 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 476Microgrid Design and Operation
EGR 493Honors Thesis
EGR 494Special Topics
CEE 590Reading and Conference
EGR 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
EGR 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
EGR 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
EGR 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
MAE 792Research
SOS 792Research
EGR 792Research
CEE 792Research
MAE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
CEE 799Dissertation
EGR 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 216EGR Electrical Fundamentals
EGR 475Alternative Energy
EGR 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 590Reading and Conference
EGR 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
EGR 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
EGR 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
SOS 790Reading and Conference
MAE 792Research
EGR 792Research
CEE 792Research
CEE 799Dissertation
MAE 799Dissertation
EGR 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 590Reading and Conference
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
EGR 593Applied Project
CEE 790Reading and Conference
MAE 792Research
CEE 792Research
EGR 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-TPSThe ASU Experience
EGR 475Alternative Energy
CEE 590Reading and Conference
EGR 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
EGR 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
EGR 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
MAE 792Research
CEE 792Research
EGR 792Research
MAE 799Dissertation
CEE 799Dissertation
EGR 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 494Special Topics
EGR 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 590Reading and Conference
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 598Special Topics
EGR 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
MAE 792Research
CEE 792Research
EGR 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 476Energy Infrastructures
EGR 494Special Topics
SER 580Practicum
EGR 590Reading and Conference
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
SER 593Applied Project
EGR 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
EGR 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
EGR 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
MAE 792Research
EGR 792Research
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 494Special Topics
CEE 590Reading and Conference
EGR 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
EGR 592Research
SER 593Applied Project
CEE 593Applied Project
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
EGR 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
MAE 792Research
EGR 792Research
CEE 792Research
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
MAE 792Research
EGR 792Research
CEE 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 202Use-Inspired Design Project II
ALT 412Village Energy Systems
EGR 476Energy Infrastructures
EGR 494Special Topics
ALT 512Village Energy Systems
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 592Research
EGR 593Applied Project
CEE 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
MAE 792Research
CEE 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MET 435Alternate Energy Sources
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
MET 598Special Topics
EGR 599Thesis
CEE 792Research
MAE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FSE 494Special Topics
EGR 584Internship
FSE 598Special Topics
EGR 599Thesis
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 202Use-Inspired Design Project II
EGR 584Internship
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 592Research
EGR 593Applied Project
CEE 598Special Topics
EGR 599Thesis
CEE 792Research