• Assistant Professor
Astrid Layton

Educational Background

  • Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 2014
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Studio Arts, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2009

Research Interests

  • Bio-inspired design problems, focusing on the use of bio-inspired network analysis techniques to design sustainable complex human networks and systems, including but not limited to industrial resource networks and complex energy systems


Selected Publications

  • Layton, A., B. Bras and M. Weissburg. (2017). "Improving Performance of Eco-Industrial Parks." International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, 1-10.
  • Layton, A., B. Bras and M. Weissburg. (2016). "Designing Industrial Networks using Ecological Food Web Metrics." Journal of Environmental Science & Technology, 50(20): 11243-11252.
  • Layton, A., B. Bras and M. Weissburg. (2016). "Industrial Ecosystems and Food Webs: An expansion and update of existing data for eco-industrial parks and understanding the ecological food webs they wish to mimic." Journal of Industrial Ecology, 20(1): 85-98.
  • Layton, A., B. Bras and M. Weissburg. (2016). "Ecological Principles and Metrics for Improving Material Cycling Structures in Manufacturing Networks." Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 138(10): 101002-1 – 101002-12.
  • Layton, A., J. J. Reap, B. Bras and M. Weissburg. (2012). “Correlation between Thermodynamic Efficiency and Ecological Cyclicity for Thermodynamic Power Cycles.” PLoS ONE, 7(12): 1-7.