NATHAN JOHNSON

Dr. Nathan Johnson is an Associate Professor in The Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. At ASU, Dr. Johnson directs the Laboratory for Energy And Power Solutions that provides technical and business solutions that facilitate the global transition to a resilient low-carbon economy. Research to commercialization efforts emphasize grid modernization, microgrids, off-grid solutions, resilient infrastructure, and workforce development. He also leads a Microgrid Test Bed that combines simulation-based design and prototype development to rapidly translate energy innovations from concept to construction, leading to pilot and demonstration projects before commercialization. 

Dr. Johnson is an active educator with training and workforce development programs inside and outside the university supporting career development for student Veterans, underserved populations, and existing workforce in the transitioning energy economy. In an advisory capacity, Dr. Johnson supports strategic development for technology vendors, electric utilities, non-profits, and governmental organizations. Before joining ASU, he spent ten years in product development and business development with projects across 15 countries. 

THE MKA TEAM IS KNOWN FOR:

This team is responsible for some of our industry’s most incredible firsts, including:

  • Long-term strategic resource & infrastructure planning
  • Off-grid and grid-connected microgrids and mini-grids 
  • Energy storage, fixed & mobile 
  • Mobile & expeditionary power
  • Supply chain & logistics in difficult-to-reach regions
  • Subject matter expertise (SME) in financeable technologies
  • SME in developing economies
  • Regulation & policy modernization
  • Resiliency costs & analysis
  • Stakeholder engagement – from community to executive 
  • Network of strategic partners 
  • Training to industry standards
  • Operational assets dependent on power: telecommunications, water filtration, medicine/vaccine refrigeration, waste
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