Meet Our Team

Dr. Nathan Johnson

Dr. Nathan Johnson

DIRECTOR

Dr. Nathan Johnson leads numerous efforts at Arizona State University to accelerate the advancement of sustainable development goals through innovation in stakeholder value propositions, technology, business models, and policy. In this, Dr. Johnson builds public-private partnerships in the US and internationally to develop energy decarbonization solutions leading to pilot demonstration and scale. This work co-creates benefit to all stakeholders through value propositions that increase energy access, energy security, and economic development. The same mindset is applied to industries including food and beverage, consumer products, and fast moving consumer goods for reductions in water and waste as part of a broader vision for increasing resource circularity. Dr. Johnson directs 70 people at ASU, and mentors early and mid-career professionals to amplify the enjoyment and impact of their careers.

Before joining ASU, Dr. Johnson completed product development and business development across 15 countries benefiting 2+ million people worldwide. His globally focused work continues in the Asia-Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, and Latin America. Outside of the office, Dr. Johnson enjoys competing in endurance running and regularly tours the countryside by bicycle with his family of five.

Leadership

Abigail Reeds

Abigail Reeds

Program Manager, Research and Development

Alexander Mobley

Alexander Mobley

Associate Director of Technology Evaluation and Workforce Development

Elena van Hove

Elena van Hove

Director of Global Energy Access

James Nelson

James Nelson

Director of Technology and Innovation

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson

Program Manager

Staff

Al Alsanad

Al Alsanad

GIS Analyst

Cindy Lucio

Cindy Lucio

Sr Program Coordinator

Dylan Lanning

Dylan Lanning

Community Development Lead

Gary Morris

Gary Morris

Senior Software Engineer

Joe Sanchez

Joe Sanchez

Associate Director of Energy Security

Mackenzie Wodicker

Mackenzie Wodicker

Electrical Engineer

Marlon Acevedo Rios

Marlon Acevedo Rios

Engineer Associate

Mindy Kimball

Mindy Kimball

Assistant Director of Research

Ryan Sparks

Ryan Sparks

Engineer Assistant

Student Researchers

Aksa Elizabeth Sunny

Aksa Elizabeth Sunny

Student Software Engineer

Amelie Clark

Amelie Clark

GIS Assistant

Andrew Headley

Andrew Headley

Workforce Development Specialist

Arjun Hati

Arjun Hati

Software Engineer Assistant

Arnel Garcesa

Arnel Garcesa

Power Engineering Analyst

Brighton Ombuki

Brighton Ombuki

Power Engineering Analyst

Dilraj Mann

Dilraj Mann

E4C Electricity Markets and Policy Review

Elizabeth Obiero

Elizabeth Obiero

E4C Clean Cooking Systems

Geeth Nischal

Geeth Nischal

Energy Analyst

Hailey Gallatin

Hailey Gallatin

Workforce Development Specialist

Jacob Andrus

Jacob Andrus

Workforce Development Specialist

Jonathan Eastmond

Jonathan Eastmond

PhD

Jordan Quinones

Jordan Quinones

Energy Analyst

Leyli Rustamli

Leyli Rustamli

Testbed Technician

Michael Salvacruz

Michael Salvacruz

Workforce Development Specialist

Natali Rodriguez

Natali Rodriguez

Workforce Development Specialist

Noelle van Hove

Noelle van Hove

Project Management Assistant

Parv Dave

Parv Dave

Software Engineer Assistant

Romney Kellogg

Romney Kellogg

Energy Systems Specialist

Ryan Embree

Ryan Embree

WFD/Testbed

Tam Kemabonta

Tam Kemabonta

Energy Economics Specialist

Vishal Kanwar

Vishal Kanwar

Multimedia Design Specialist

Vladimir Abdelnour

Vladimir Abdelnour

Energy Systems Specialist

Amp Wattson

Amp Wattson

Observer Personnel

The best part of my job is getting to tell prospective clients, ‘you’ll love working with our team,’ and knowing it’s the truth.

Dr. Nathan Johnson