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Nathan Johnson

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Biography

Assistant Professor, The Polytechnic School, The Fulton Schools of Engineering

Dr. Nathan Johnson is an Assistant Professor 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. Dr. 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 ten years in industry and academia working in business development for the energy sector. He now helps start and advise small businesses. Dr. 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. 

Full details on Dr. Johnson's research and teaching available through his personal website.

Academic Affiliations at ASU

Graduate Faculty, School of Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy, The Fulton Schools of Engineering
Graduate Faculty, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, The Fulton Schools of Engineering
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Affiliate Faculty, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes

Education

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2012
MS, International Development, Iowa State University, 2008
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2005
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2004

Research Interests

Microgrds; Distributed energy resources; Off-grid power solutions; Complex systems; Modeling and optimization; Hybrid power systems; Energy management systems; Combined heat and power; Designing for sustainability; Engineering for global development; Capacity building

Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-TPSThe ASU Experience
EGR 475Alternative Energy
EGR 590Reading and Conference
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
EGR 592Research
EGR 593Applied Project
SER 593Applied Project
CEE 593Applied Project
EGR 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
EGR 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
MAE 792Research
EGR 792Research
CEE 792Research
CEE 799Dissertation
MAE 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
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MET 435Alternate Energy Sources
EGR 520Engineering Sys Design & Anal
MET 598Special Topics
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 202Use-Inspired Design Project II
EGR 499Individualized Instruction
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MET 435Alternate Energy Sources
EGR 584Internship
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
MET 598Special Topics
EGR 599Thesis