My research is in network analysis and modeling of complex systems and Systems of Systems (SoS). I use bio-inspired systems design to solve sustainability and resilience related problems. Human networks of interest include, but are not limited to, industrial resource networks, power grids, water distribution networks, makerspace learning environments, and supply chains.
- Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology - (Atlanta, Georgia, United States) 2014
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh - (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States) 2009
- Panyam, V., Huang, H., Davis, K., & Layton, A. (2019). Bio-inspired design for robust power grid networks. Applied Energy. 251, 113349-113349.
- Layton, A., Bras, B., & Weissburg, M. (2017). Improving performance of eco-industrial parks. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering. 10(4-5), 1-10.
- Layton, A., Bras, B., & Weissburg, M. (2016). Ecological Principles and Metrics for Improving Material Cycling Structures in Manufacturing Networks. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME. 138(10), 101002.
- Layton, A., Bras, B., & Weissburg, M. (2016). Designing Industrial Networks Using Ecological Food Web Metrics. Environmental Science and Technology. 50(20), 11243-11252.
- Layton, A., Bras, B., & Weissburg, M. (2015). 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.
- Panyam, V., Huang, H., Pinte, B., Davis, K., & Layton, A. (2019). Bio-Inspired Design for Robust Power Networks. 00, 1-6.
- Panyam, V., Huang, H., Davis, K., & Layton, A. (2019). An ecosystem perspective for the design of sustainable power systems. Procedia CIRP. 80, 269-274.
- Dave, T., & Layton, A. (2019). Bio-inspired design for resilient water distribution networks. Procedia CIRP. 80, 275-280.
- Brehm, C., & Layton, A. (2019). Designing eco-industrial parks in a nested structure to mimic mutualistic ecological networks. Procedia CIRP. 80, 590-595.
- Panyam, V., Dave, T., & Layton, A. (2018). Understanding Ecological Efficiency and Robustness for Network Design Using Thermodynamic Power Cycles. 7, v007t06a053-v007t06a053.