Timothy Lawrence Johnson

Timothy Lawrence Johnson

Associate Professor of the Practice in Energy and the Environment

EE Program Chair

Primary Appointment

Earth & Ocean Sciences Division

My teaching and research address topics at the intersection of energy system planning, design of the built environment, and natural resource management, with a particular interest in how we can leverage interactions among these areas to improve environmental quality and human health. This work is inherently interdisciplinary, requiring an understanding of current and emerging energy resources, technologies, and patterns of end-use demand, as well as the demographic, economic, and policy factors driving change across the energy system. Pursuit of these interests has relied on close collaborations with other researchers, including agricultural production economists, ecologists, planners, and engineers. Current activities involve studies of how the built environment impacts energy consumption and the analytical needs of regional energy planning.

In The News

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Johnson, TL, Bielicki, JM, Dodder, RS, Hilliard, MR, Kaplan, PO, and Miller, CA. "Advancing sustainable bioenergy: evolving stakeholder interests and the relevance of research." Environ Manage 51, no. 2 (February 2013): 339-353.
Elobeid, A, Tokgoz, S, Dodder, R, Johnson, T, Kaplan, O, Kurkalova, L, and Secchi, S. "Integration of agricultural and energy system models for biofuel assessment." Environmental Modelling and Software 48 (2013): 1-16.
Elobeid, A, Tokgoz, S, Dodder, RS, Johnson, TL, Kaplan, PO, Kurkalova, LA, and Secchi, S. "Land- based biofuel assessment: Integration of agricultural and energy system models. (Submitted)" Environmental Modelling and Software (in review) (2012). (Academic Article)
Parish, ES, Kline, KL, Dale, VH, Efroymson, RA, McBride, AC, Johnson, TL, Hilliard, MR, and Bielicki, JM. "Comparing scales of environmental effects from gasoline and ethanol production (Accepted)." Environmental Management (2012). (Academic Article)
Chung, TS, Patiño-Echeverri, D, and Johnson, TL. "Expert assessments of retrofitting coal-fired power plants with carbon dioxide capture technologies." Energy Policy 39, no. 9 (2011): 5609-5620.

Courses

ENERGY 713A: Clean Energy Field Trip (ENERGY 713A: Clean Energy Field Trip)
ENVIRON 631: Energy Technology and Impact on the Environment (ENVIRON 631: Energy Technology and Impact on the Environment)
ENERGY 830: Building Energy on Campus: Evaluating Efficiency and Conservation Measures at Duke (ENERGY 830: Building Energy on Campus: Evaluating Efficiency and Conservation Measures at Duke)
ENERGY 630: Transportation and Energy (ENERGY 630: Transportation and Energy)
ENVIRON 830: Building Energy on Campus: Evaluating Efficiency and Conservation Measures at Duke (ENVIRON 830: Building Energy on Campus: Evaluating Efficiency and Conservation Measures at Duke)

Contact Information

Box 90328
Durham, NC 27708
9 Circuit Drive, Environment Hall 3113
Durham, NC 27708

Education

Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University (2002)
M.S., Carnegie Mellon University (1999)
M.S., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (1992)
B.S., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (1991)