Real-Time Simulation and Control of Interdependent Power and Water Infrastructure Using RISE

Nathan Johnson

Arizona State University

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, micro-grid controls, and off-grid solutions. Dr. Johnson manages a one-acre micro-grid 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 on energy sector business development projects. Dr. Johnson is also an active educator with training and capacity building programs both inside and outside standard university curricula.


Utilities that manage critical infrastructures commonly use Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) tools to visualize and control their network. SCADA systems provide immediate knowledge of the system state to guide... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Brandon Gorman (Arizona State University)
  2. Derek Hamel (Arizona State University)
  3. Emily Bondank (Arizona State University)
  4. Sean Scott (Arizona State University)
  5. Daniel Carmody (Arizona State University)
  6. Aaron Lajom (Arizona State University)
  7. Mikhail Chester (Arizona State University)
  8. Nathan Johnson (Arizona State University)

Topic Areas

• Sustainable energy systems , • Infrastructure systems, the built environment, and smart and connected infrastructure , • Decision support methods and tools


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