Season 1, Episode 4

An Engineer’s Perspective on Environmental Challenges & How our Technologies will Evolve to Meet Them

by | Apr 18, 2019 | Season 1 | 0 comments

Hosts

Jennifer McKenna

Rebecca Turk

 

Guest

Bradley Layton
Founder of Integration Energy

Guest: Bradley Layton

Bradley Layton is the founder of Integration Energy, sole proprietor of Human Powered Future, and a partner in BioCarbon Technologies. Dr. Layton also enjoys serving as an engineer for renewable energy companies such as Satic USA in Missoula Montana. Dr. Layton’s companies focus on all forms of renewable energy as well as carbon management through biochar production. Dr. Layton previously served as the Director of the Sustainable Energy Technology Program at the University of Montana in Missoula Montana as well as the engineering faculty at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Layton is the author of two books. The first, Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics has enjoyed success in the academic sector, and his second book, Zero Waste in the Last Best Place, a Personal Account and How-To Guide on Landfill-Living, which is now available through Amazon and iUniverse was selected as “Editor’s Choice.” Prior to his academic career, Layton was a member of the United States Sculling team, a position he maintained while working for the Department of Energy, as well as several Department of Defense contractors. Layton earned his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering in the Sastry laboratories at the University of Michigan, and his bachelor’s of science in engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under David Gordon Wilson. Layton continues to enjoy conquering engineering challenges in multiple disciplines including robotics, and even has a vision for a zero-waste clean-energy future that involves building a “pneumatic grid.” 

About This Episode

We all know the debate between American politicians and environmental scientists: Is there really climate change? Global warming? We’ve also learned that our strained relationship with China has compromised our recycling efforts. Those of us who care deeply about our land, water and air would like to know what we can do to improve the state of our environment. Join Jennifer as she talks about important environmental challenges with Bradley Layton, PhD, PE who is leading multiple solutions-based initiatives.