Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering Dec 2014
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Dissertation Title: Realizing Biological Inspiration for Sustainable Industrial Resource Networks
Coursework Areas: Sustainability, Heat Transfer, Fluid Dynamics, and Design
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Aug 2009
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Minor in Studio Arts
Assistant Professor Jan 2017– Present
Donna Walker Faculty Fellow (2021)
Member of the Texas A&M Energy Institute
MEEN Girls faculty advisor
Engineers for a Sustainable World faculty advisor
Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, USA.
Visiting Lecturer Aug 2014– Dec 2016
Georgia Tech Lorraine – Georgia Institute of Technology, Metz, France.
Courses: ME3340 Fluid Mechanics, ME3345 Heat Transfer, CEE3040 Fluid Mechanics
Graduate Research Assistant Aug 2009– Dec 2014
Mechanical Engineering – Sustainable Design and Manufacturing Group
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
Mechanical Engineering Co-op Aug 2006– April 2008
Bayer MaterialScience, Pittsburgh, PA.
Whitewater Kayaking Instructor 2004– 2010
University of Pittsburgh, Wilderness Voyageurs, and Riversport School of Paddling
Pittsburgh and Ohiopyle, PA
Texas A&M Energy Institute Page; ResearchGate Page; LinkedIn Page; Article in PittNews “No Wet Exits”; Second Place in the 2015 International Freestyle Kayak Competition in Metz, France; Second Place Team in 1st Bike to Work Challenge 2012; 3rd Place in the Annual Cheoah River Boater-Cross Down River Race 2010; 2nd Place in Women Division of the Ohiopyle Over the Falls Race 2007; 2nd in the Short Boat Division (under 7′) Slippery Rock Giant Slalom Race 2009
Dr. Layton getting bio-inspiration on Groove Tube, Green River Narrows, North Carolina, USA