Jeremiah Johnson joined NC State in August 2017 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy. An associate professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, his research uses systems methods to evaluate the environmental impacts of changes to the power system, including those driven by technology (such as the integration of wind power, solar photovoltaics and energy storage) and policy. Currently, Johnson serves as the principal investigator for a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study emissions impacts of distributed energy storage used in reliability applications. Additionally, he is co-PI of an NSF project examining the urban food-energy-water nexus, using Detroit and Beijing as case studies. He is currently conducting experiments on university building heating and cooling systems, in an effort to reduce energy losses when their demand is altered to provide power system services. At NC State, Johnson teaches courses related to sustainable engineering, life cycle assessment and energy systems analysis.
Johnson’s most recent appointment was at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, where he was heavily involved the creation of case-based instructional materials for sustainability education. He earned his graduate degrees in environmental engineering from Yale University, where his dissertation on material flows and energy use in anthropogenic metal cycles earned the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering with a concentration in environmental engineering from Clarkson University.