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. 

What does mk advisors do?

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

● The first Net-Zero energy, waste, and water solution demonstrated to the United Nations Peacekeeping forces in Nepal


● The first DoD Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of a mobile, hybrid-powered border security system to Egypt


● Introduction of advanced microgrid modeling tools to the U.S. Army’s Operational Energy Advisors


● The first off-grid solar microgrid of its size, providing 24/7 power to a Haitian village in Les Anglais, Haiti


● The first tender to be contracted by the Kenya Rural Electrification Authority to provide power for community stabilization


● The first off-grid environmental monitoring system for use by a major American power utility in the California desert


● The first mobile renewable energy systems deployed by the Federal Aviation Authority, used for runway monitoring


● The first groundbreaking analysis of the logistical flyaway package for an elite U.S. Special Operations Forces unit. This demonstrated that fuel consumption and generation equipment can be reduced 60% with properly designed and configured renewable energy production, management and storage.

A deep dive into MK Advisors

At MK Advisors, our “bench” is deep. We have experts from all over the world who are supreme artisans of their craft. This diversity of expertise gives us the ever-expanding toolkit that most communities need access to as they journey toward resiliency. This is true of energy and water infrastructure we promote by advancing modern power through partnerships, but it is also true of our other, non-traditional projects. Learn more … […]

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MK Advisors Partnership

MK Advisors, a woman-owned small business which enables and enhances the adoption of net-zero technologies, today announced a partnership agreement with the Environmental Media Association (EMA), a diverse subsection of entertainment industry influencers, entrepreneurs in business, and green icons dedicated to the mission of promoting environmental progress. The global strategic partnership allows the Environmental Media Association (EMA) to assist in the expansion of MK Advisor’s presence in South Africa and in the Pacific Islands. […]

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MK Advisors Rebrand

LkM Solutions will now be MK Advisors. Our new site will include some faces you will recognize as great additions to the MK Advisor team-of-teams. […]

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MK Advisors Honors Our Veterans and Their Stories

Struggles do not end when one’s service does. This Veteran’s Day, listen to the stories being told, and honor the stories that have been lost. Thank you to Anthony Ripley, for sharing yours. […]

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A statue of a man on a horse.

That Kearny Greatness

I find look looking backward into the deepest lessons of history, comforting on many levels. I was not raised with the awareness of my genetic connection to greatness, but as I explore these epigenetic threads, I am most amazed by the complexity of my ancestors and their often-reckless pursuit of freedom. […]

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