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Nathan Johnson

Asst Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180
Asst Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180
Senior Global Futures Scientist
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180
Assoc Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180
Biography: 

Dr. Nathan Johnson is an Associate Professor in The Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He is also Director of the Laboratory for Energy And Power Solutions that provides technical and business solutions to facilitate the global transition to a resilient low-carbon economy. Research to commercialization efforts emphasize grid modernization, microgrids, off-grid solutions, critical infrastructure, and workforce development. Dr. Johnson also leads ASU’s Grid Modernization and Microgrid Test Bed. 

Dr. Johnson builds public-private partnerships in the US and internationally to develop and evaluate technologies leading to pilot demonstration and scale. This work is paired with innovations in business models and regulation to benefit all stakeholders, and value propositions that increase energy access, energy security, and economic development through decarbonization and cost savings. Workforce development is a passion of Dr. Johnson’s team, and they train 1000s of people each year in microgrids, cybersecurity, and other emerging technologies to meet demands in the rapidly evolving power sector. 

Before joining ASU, Dr. Johnson completed product development and business development across 15 countries. His globally focused work continues in sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, and East Asia. 

Dr. Johnson is also a member of the graduate faculty in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, the School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, and the School of Sustainability. He is a senior sustainability scientist with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory and an affiliate faculty member with the Consortium for Science, Policy and 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: 
Summer 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 790Reading and Conference
SOS 792Research
MAE 792Research
CEE 792Research
EGR 792Research
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 590Reading and Conference
SOS 590Reading and Conference
EGR 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
EGR 593Applied Project
SOS 596Capstone: Scientific Paper
EGR 599Thesis
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
SOS 792Research
MAE 792Research
EGR 792Research
EGR 799Dissertation
CEE 799Dissertation
MAE 799Dissertation
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 790Reading and Conference
SOS 792Research
MAE 792Research
CEE 792Research
EGR 792Research
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 790Reading and Conference
SOS 792Research
MAE 792Research
CEE 792Research
EGR 792Research
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 476Microgrid Design and Operation
EGR 493Honors Thesis
EGR 494Special Topics
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
EGR 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
EGR 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
EGR 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
SOS 792Research
MAE 792Research
EGR 792Research
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
MAE 799Dissertation
EGR 799Dissertation
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