PUBLICATIONS

Journal Publications

(2020) *Brehm, C.; Layton, A. “Nestedness in Eco-Industrial Parks: Exploring Linkage Distribution to Promote Sustainable Industrial Growth.” Journal of Industrial Ecology.

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

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

(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]

Book Chapters

Bras, B., A. Layton and M. Weissburg (2016). “Improving Performance of Eco-Industrial Parks.” Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2016. Eds. R. Setchi, J. R. Howlett, Y. Liu and P. Theobald. Cham, Springer International Publishing: 227-240.

Dissertation/Student Theses

*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

(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.

(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.

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

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

(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.

(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. (conference delayed 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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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. College Station, TX.

(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

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; 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 due to COVID-19)

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

(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 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) MEEN 681 Graduate 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) MEEN 381 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 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) MEEN 381 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.