2002 - Ph.D. (Earth & Planetary Sciences) Washington University in St. Louis
1998 - A.M. (Earth & Planetary Sciences) Washington University in St. Louis
1996 - B.A., cum laude (Math/Geology/Comp. Sci./Physics) University of Arizona, Tucson
Gas-grain catalytic reactions, Geochemical interaction of planetary surfaces and/or atmospheres,
Production of organics in the pre-solar nebula, Instrument development/fabrication
Management Associate, Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters, 2007-2009
Post-doctoral Researcher, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 2002-2007
Principal Solar Observer/Data Analyst, 60ft Solar Tower, Mt. Wilson Observatory, 1991-1996
Museum Guide, Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA, 1986-1995
Awards and Fellowships
NASA Postdoctoral Program Management Associateship, 2007-2009
National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship, 2002-2005
First recipient of "Best Planetary Science Student Paper Award" jointly sponsored by the Meteoritical Society and the Planetary Division of the Geological Society of America 2000
LPSC/GSA Stephen E. Dwornik Planetary Science Student Paper Honorable Mention 2000
NASA - Missouri Space Grant Fellowship (Planetary Chemistry Laboratory) 1996-1998
NASA - Undergraduate Space Grant Fellowship (LPL, Univ of Arizona) 1990-1991
COOP with Space Physics and Astrophysics, JPL (SWOOPS instrument on Ulysses) - 1990
Planetary Geology & Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program (PGGURP) position at JPL during Voyager encounter with Neptune - 1989
2008 "A self-perpetuating catalyst for the production of complex organic molecules in protostellar nebulae," J.A. Nuth, III, N.M.Johnson, and S.Manning, Ap. J., 673(2), L225-L228.
2006 "A mechanism for the equilibrium growth of mineral crystals in AGB stars on 10^5-year timescales," J.A. Nuth, III, G.M. Wilkinson, N.M. Johnson, and M. Dwyer. Ap. J., 644(2), 1164-1170.
2006 "Crystalline silicates in Comets: How did they form?" J.A. Nuth, III and N.M. Johnson, Icarus, 180, 243-250.
2006 "Chemical Processes in the Interstellar Medium: Source of the Gas and Dust in the Primitive Solar Nebula," J.A. Nuth, III, S. B. Charnley and N. M. Johnson 2006. In Meteorites and the Early Solar System II (D. Lauretta et al., eds.), Univ. Arizona Press, Tucson, p.147-167.
2004 "Thermogravimetric measurement of the vapor pressure of iron from 1573 K to 1973 K," F.T. Ferguson, J.A. Nuth, III, and N.M. Johnson, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 49(3), 497-501.
2003 "Tremolite decomposition on Venus, II. Products, kinetics and mechanism," N.M. Johnson, and B. Fegley, Jr., Icarus, 164(2), 317-333.
2002 "Longevity of fluorine-bearing termolite on Venus" N.M. Johnson and B. Fegley, Jr., Icarus, 165(2), 340-348.
2002 "Atmosphere-surface interaction on Venus," N.M. Johnson and B. Fegley, Jr., Adv. Space Res., 29,(2), 233-241.
2000 "Water on Venus: New insights from termolite decomposition," N. Johnson and B. Fegley, Jr.,Icarus, 146, 301-306.