PUBLICATIONS

Journal Publications

(2021) Ali, A,; Layton, A.; Kio, P.; *Williams, J. “Matrix Trays: From Waste to Opportunities,” Journal of Cleaner Production, 300: 126813. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126813

(2021) *Chatterjee, A.; *Malak, R.; Layton, A. “Exploring System of Systems Resilience Versus Affordability Trade-Space Using a Bio-Inspired Metric,” Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 21(5), 1-13. DOI: 10.1115/1.4050288

(2021) *Chatterjee, A.; *Brehm, C.; Layton, A. “A Quantitative Benefits Evaluation of Ecologically-Inspired Nested Architectures for Industrial Networks,” Resources Conservation & Recycling, 167. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105423

(2021) Bhasin, D.; McAdams, D. A.; Layton, A. “A Product Architecture-Based Tool for Bioinspired Function-Sharing,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 1-33. DOI: 10.1115/1.4049151

(2020) *Chatterjee, A.; Layton, A. “Mimicking Nature for Resilient Resource and Infrastructure Network Design.” Reliability Engineering & System Safety. DOI: 10.1016/j.ress.2020.107142

(2020) *Brehm, C.; Layton, A. “Nestedness in Eco-Industrial Networks: Exploring Linkage Distribution to Promote Sustainable Industrial Growth.” Journal of Industrial Ecology, 1-14. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.13057

(2020) *Dave, T.; Layton, A. “Designing Ecologically-Inspired Robustness into a Water Distribution Network.” Journal of Cleaner Production, 254(1): 120057. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120057

(2019) *Panyam, V.; Layton, A. “A quantitative engineering study of ecosystem robustness using thermodynamic power cycles as case studies.” PLOS ONE, 14(12), p. e0226993. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226993 [open access online]

(2019) *Panyam, V.; Huang, H.; Davis, K.; Layton, A. “Bio-Inspired Design for Resilient Power Networks.” Applied Energy, 251. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113349

(2017) Reap, J.; Layton, A. “Lessons from Living Systems for the Development of Sustainable Industrial Resource Networks.” Journal of Energy Challenges and Mechanics 4, no. 1 (2017): 1-10.

(2017) Layton, A.; Bras, B.; Weissburg, M. “Improving Performance of Eco-Industrial Parks.” International Journal of Sustainable Engineering 10, no. 4-5 (2017): 250-59.

(2016) Layton, A.; Bras, B.; Weissburg, M. Designing Industrial Networks using Ecological Food Web Metrics. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(20): 11243-11252, 2016. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b03066

(2016) Layton, A.; Bras, B.; Weissburg, M. Ecological Principles and Metrics for Improving Material Cycling Structures in Manufacturing Networks. ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 130(10): 101002-101014, 2016. DOI: 10.1115/1.4033689

(2016) Layton, A.; Bras, B.; Weissburg, M.  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, 2015. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12283

(2012) A Layton, J J Reap, B Bras, and M Weissburg. Layton, A.; Bras, B.; Weissburg, M.  Correlation between thermodynamic efficiency and ecological cyclicity for thermodynamic power cycles. PLoS ONE, 7:1–7, 2012. [open access online]

Dissertation/Student Theses

*Foster, A. (2021-June) “Ecological Uniqueness for Understanding Line Importance in Power Grids” Texas A&M Energy Institute M.S.E. Thesis, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

*Adsul, T. (2021-June) “Ant Inspired Innovation Research Strategies” Mechanical Engineering M.S. Thesis, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

*Brehm, C. (2020-May) “Improving the Environmental and Economic Outcomes of Industrial Networks using Nestedness to Design Resource Distribution Infrastructure” Mechanical Engineering M.S. Thesis, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

*Dave, T. (2019-Dec) “Designing Robust Water Distribution Systems using Ecology as an Inspiration” Mechanical Engineering M.S. Thesis, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

*Panyam, V. (2019-Dec) “Bio-inspired design for robust power systems” Mechanical Engineering M.S. Thesis, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

*Williams, J. (2019-Aug) “Opportunities of Applying System Analysis to the US Waste Management System: Bio-Inspired Solutions for a More Circular Economy” Mechanical Engineering M.S. Thesis, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

Layton, A. (2014-Dec). “Food webs: Realizing biological inspiration for sustainable industrial resource networks” Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Dissertation, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.

Peer Reviewed Conference Publications

(2021) *Hairston, G.; A. Layton. “An Eco-Industrial Park-Based Method for Net Zero Community Creation.” ASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference. (virtual due to COVID-19)

(2021) *Wilson, T.; *Chatterjee, A.; Layton, A. “Developing a Supply Chain Modeling Approach to Facilitate Ecology-Inspired Design for Sustainability and Resilience.” ASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference. (virtual due to COVID-19)

(2021) *Blair, S.; Banks, H.; Linsey, J.; Layton, A. “Ecosystem Modularity as a Guide for Makerspaces Evaluations.” ASEE 2021 Conference & Exposition. Long Beach, CA. (virtual due to COVID-19)

(2021) *Foster, A.; Huang, H.; M. R. Narimani; *L. Homiller; K. Davis; A. Layton. Ecological Uniqueness for Understanding Component Important in Power Grids. 2021 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC). College Station, TX, USA. (virtual due to COVID-19)

(2021) Huang, H.; *V. Panyam; M. R. Narimani; A. Layton; K. Davis. Mixed-Integer Optimization for Bio-Inspired Robust Power Network Design. 52nd North American Power Symposium (NAPS). Tempe, AZ, USA. (virtual due to COVID-19)

(2020) *Dave, T.; A. Layton. Extending the Use of Bio-Inspiration for Water Distribution Networks to Urban Settings. ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC). St. Louis, MO, USA. (virtual due to COVID-19) DOI: 10.1115/DETC2020-22374

(2020) *Chatterjee, A.; R. Malak; A. Layton. Exploring a Bio-Inspired System of Systems Resilience vs. Affordability Tradespace. ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC). St. Louis, MO, USA. (virtual due to COVID-19) DOI: 10.1115/DETC2020-22396

(2020) *Brehm, C.; J. Linsey; A. Layton. Designing MakerSpaces in a Nested Structure to Maximize Student Impact. ASEE 2020 Conference & Exposition. Montreal, Canada. (virtual due to COVID-19)

(2020) *Chatterjee, A.; A. Layton. Bio-inspired Design for Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chains. 27th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference. Grenoble, France. (virtual due to COVID-19) DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2020.01.127

(2020) ; *Brehm, C.; *A. Chatterjee; A. Layton. Mimicking the nested structures of ecosystems in the design of industrial water networks. 27th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference. Grenoble, France. (virtual due to COVID-19) DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2020.01.104

(2020) *Chatterjee, A; R. Malak; A. Layton. Bio-inspired Design: Quantifying System of Systems Fitness. 18th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER). Redondo Beach, CA, USA. (virtual due to COVID-19)

(2019) *Panyam, V.; A. Layton. Bio-inspired modeling approaches for human networks with link dissipation. ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC). Anaheim, CA, USA.

(2019) *Chatterjee, A.; A. Layton. Bio-Inspired Human Network Design: Multi-Currency Robustness Metric Formulation Inspired By Ecological Network Analysis. ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC). Anaheim, CA.

(2019) *Williams, J.; *S. Warrington; A. Layton. Waste Reduction: A review of common options and alternatives. ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference. Erie, PA, USA.

(2019) *Panyam, V.; H. Huang; K. Davis; A. Layton. An ecosystem perspective for the design of sustainable power systems. The 26th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering. F. Zhao. West Lafayette, IN, USA.

(2019) *Brehm, C.; A. Layton. Designing eco-industrial parks in a nested structure to mimic mutualistic ecological networks. The 26th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering. J. W. Sutherland. West Lafayette, IN, USA.

(2019) *Dave, T.; A. Layton. Bio-inspired design for resilient water distribution networks. The 26th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering. S. Skerlos. West Lafayette, IN, USA.

(2019) *Panyam, V.; H. Huang; B. Pinte; K. Davis; A. Layton. Bio-inspired design for robust power networks. 2019 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC). College Station, TX, USA.

(2018) *Panyam, V.; *T. Dave; A. Layton. ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conference, Understanding Ecological Efficiency and Robustness for Network Design Using Thermodynamic Power Cycles. Quebec City, Canada.

(2017) Layton, A.; B. Bras; M. Weissburg. Designing Sustainable Manufacturing Networks: The role of exclusive species in achieving ecosystem-type performance. ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conference. Cleveland, OH.

(2016) Bras, B.; Layton, A.; Weissburg, M. Improving Performance of Eco-Industrial ParksSDM 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing. Crete, Greece.

(2015) Layton, A.; Bras, B.; Weissburg, M.  Ecological robustness as a design principle for sustainable industrial systems. ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences. Boston, MA. 

(2013) Layton, A.; Bras, B.; Reap, J J.; Weissburg, M. Biologically inspired closed loop manufacturing networks.  ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. San Diego, CA.

(2011) Layton, A.; Reap, J J.; Bras, B. Correlation between thermodynamic efficiency and biological network cyclicity. 5th ASME Energy Sustainability Conference. Washington D.C. 

Conference Presentations

Foster, A.; A. Layton. Texas A&M 2021 Student Research Week. Methods for Understanding Ecosystem Extinctions as Inspiration for Determining Critical Components in Power Grids. College Station, TX, 2021. (virtual due to COVID-19)

Chatterjee, A; R. Malak; A. Layton. 18th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER). Bio-inspired Design: Quantifying System of Systems Fitness. Redondo Beach, CA, 2020. (conference delayed & virtual due to COVID-19)

Dave, T.; A. Layton. Extending the Use of Bio-Inspiration for Water Distribution Networks to Urban Settings. ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC). St. Louis, MO, USA (virtual due to COVID-19), 2020.

Chatterjee, A.; R. Malak; A. Layton. Exploring a Bio-Inspired System of Systems Resilience vs. Affordability Tradespace. ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC). St. Louis, MO, USA (virtual due to COVID-19), 2020.

Brehm, C.; J. Linsey; A. Layton. Designing MakerSpaces in a Nested Structure to Maximize Student Impact. ASEE 2020 Conference & Exposition. Montreal, Canada (virtual due to COVID-19), 2020.

Chatterjee, A.; A. Layton. Bio-inspired Design for Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chains. 27th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference. Grenoble, France (virtual due to COVID-19), 2020.

Brehm, C.; A. Chatterjee; A. Layton. (2020) Mimicking the nested structures of ecosystems in the design of industrial water networks. 27th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference. Grenoble, France (virtual due to COVID-19), 2020.

Chatterjee, A.; A. Layton. ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences. Bio-Inspired Human Network Design: Multi-Currency Robustness Metric Formulation Inspired By Ecological Network Analysis. Anaheim, CA, 2019.

Panyam, V.; A. Layton. ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences. Bio-inspired modeling approaches for human networks with link dissipation. Anaheim, CA, 2019.

Williams, J.; S. Warrington; A. Layton. ASME 2019 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference. Waste Reduction: A review of common options and alternatives. Erie, PA, 2019.

Dave, T.; A. Layton. The 26th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering. Bio-inspired design for resilient water distribution networks. S. Skerlos. West Lafayette, IN, 2019.

Panyam, V.; H. Huang; K. Davis; A. Layton. The 26th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering. An ecosystem perspective for the design of sustainable power systems. F. Zhao. West Lafayette, IN, 2019.

Brehm, C.; A. Layton. The 26th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering. Designing eco-industrial parks in a nested structure to mimic mutualistic ecological networks. J. W. Sutherland. West Lafayette, IN, 2019.

Panyam, V.; A. Layton. 2019 Texas A&M Ecological Integration Symposium. College Station, TX, 2019.

Brehm, C.; A. Layton. Texas A&M 2019 Student Research Week. Strategic Distribution Capital to Promote Sustainability of Industrial Networks. College Station, TX, 2019.

Panyam, V.; A. Layton. Texas A&M 2019 Student Research Week. College Station, TX, 2019.

Dave, T.; A. Layton. Texas A&M 2019 Student Research Week. Sustainable Water Networks Design: A Bio-inspired Approach. College Station, TX, 2019.

Williams, J.; A. Layton. Texas A&M 2019 Student Research Week. College Station, TX, 2019.

Chatterjee, A.; A. Layton. Texas A&M 2019 Student Research Week. Bio-inspired Human Network Design: First Steps Towards A Multi-Currency Robustness Metric Inspired by Ecological Network Analysis. College Station, TX, 2019.

Panyam, V.; H. Huang; B. Pinte; K. Davis; A. Layton. 2019 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference. Bio-inspired design for robust power networks. College Station, TX, 2019.

A. Layton, S. Behdad, B. Heydari. ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conference, SEIKM Invited Panel: Network Science Approaches for Systems Engineering Design. Quebec City, Canada, 2018.

Panyam, V.; T. Dave; A. Layton. ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conference, Understanding Ecological Efficiency and Robustness for Network Design Using Thermodynamic Power Cycles. Quebec City, Canada, 2018.

Layton, A.; B. Bras; M. Weissburg. ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conference, Designing Sustainable Manufacturing Networks: The role of exclusive species in achieving ecosystem-type performance. Cleveland, OH, 2017.

Bras, B.; Layton, A.; Weissburg, M. SDM 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Improving Performance of Eco-Industrial Parks. Crete, Greece, 2016.

Weissburg, M.; Layton, A.; Bras, B., International Society of Bionic Engineering, Biomimetics Workshop 2015 – Optimization and “trade-off” in Biomimetics, The Ecology of Human Infrastructure. Changchun, China, 2015.

Layton, A.; Bras, B.; Weissburg, M. ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Ecological robustness as a design principle for sustainable industrial systems. Boston, MA, 2015.

Layton, A.; Bras, B.; Reap, J.J.; Weissburg, M. ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Biologically Inspired Closed Loop Manufacturing Networks. San Diego, CA, 2013.

Layton, A.; Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference, Bio-Inspired Design of Thermal Networks. Atlanta, GA., 2013.

Layton, A.; Reap, J.J.; Bras, B. 5th ASME Energy Sustainability Conference, A Correlation between Thermal Efficiency and Biological Network Cyclicity. Washington D.C., 2011.

Layton, A.; Bras, B.; Weissburg, M. Institute for Biological Engineering Conference, Environmental to Industrial Ecology: Analogies. Atlanta, GA, 2011.

Layton, A.; Bras, B.; Weissburg, M. Institute for Biological Engineering Conference, Understanding Biological Metabolic Rate Limits for use in Engineering. Atlanta, GA, 2011.

Poster Presentations

Huang, H., Panyam, V., Davis, K., Layton, A. 4th Annual Texas A&M Conference on Energy, Bio-Inspired Robust Power Grid Design. College Station, TX, 2019.

Warrington, S., Layton, A. Texas A&M Student Research Week. College Station, TX, 2019.

Panyam, V. R., Pinte, B., Davis, K., Layton, A. 3rd Annual Texas A&M Conference on Energy, Bio-Inspired Robust Power Grid Design. College Station, TX, 2018.

BiSSL Invited Seminar Presentations

(2021) The Learning Factory Global BUILD Workshop Seminar in the College of Engineering, Penn State University. “Drawing from Nature.”

(2020) Graduate Research Seminar in the Environmental & Ecological Engineering Department, Purdue University. “Ecosystems as Design Inspiration for Resilient and Sustainable Human-Engineered Networks.”

(2020) Graduate Research Seminar in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Texas A&M University. “Bio-Inspired System Design: Using Nature to Improve the Resilience and Sustainability of Our Water Networks.”

(2020) System Engineering (SE) Forum Webinar for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “Ecology-Inspired Technique for Resilience Evaluation of Engineering System of Systems.”

(2020) CLEN 289 Access & Inclusion Research Seminar in the College of Engineering, Texas A&M University. “Opportunities in Mechanical Engineering: Bio-Inspired Engineering Systems.” College Station, TX.

(2020) TREC2020 Keynote Speech for the Student Engineering Council’s annual Texas Regional Engineering Conference design competition. “Bio-Inspired Engineering for a Sustainable Future.” College Station, TX.

(2019) Graduate Research Seminar in the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Engineering, Texas A&M University. “Using Biological Inspiration to Improve the Design of Complex Human-Engineered Networks.” College Station, TX.

(2019) Undergraduate Research Seminar in the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Engineering, Texas A&M University. “Designing Bio-Inspired Engineering Systems.” College Station, TX.

(2019) CLEN 289 Access & Inclusion Research Seminar in the College of Engineering, Texas A&M University. “Opportunities in Mechanical Engineering: Bio-Inspired Engineering Systems.” College Station, TX.

(2019) CLEN 289 Women in Engineering Seminar in the College of Engineering, Texas A&M University. “Opportunities in Mechanical Engineering: Bio-Inspired Engineering Systems.” College Station, TX.

(2018) Undergraduate Research Seminar in the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Engineering, Texas A&M University. “Designing Bio-Inspired Engineering Systems.” College Station, TX.

(2018) Energy and Power Group Seminar in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University. “Bio-Inspired Design for Robust Power Systems.” College Station, TX.