US Army Corps of Engineers
Melanie D. Johnson is an Electrical Engineer in the Energy Branch of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL). Melanie joined the Energy Branch at ERDC-CERL in 2008 and focuses on projects that bring alternative, renewable, and emerging energy technology to military applications. Melanie’s current research focuses on applying microgrid technologies to Army and military needs. This work includes incorporating diverse distributed generation portfolios into microgrids, developing business cases for advanced microgrid control in energy markets, and applying information security practices to power distribution systems. She is the Assistant Technical Manager for the JCTD SPIDERS program and a technical lead for the Tactical Microgrids Standards Consortium.
The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) recognized Melanie as a New Face in Engineering in 2010. Melanie graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with an MS in Electrical Engineering and from the University of Texas at Austin with a BSEE, both specializing in power and energy systems.