Layton is an expert in how humans harvest and use energy and, in a May 8 episode of the Talk Back Show, explained many of the economic and mechanical factors that are behind energy development.

During the show, Layton touches on a number of topics including thorium reactors, wind power, geothermal power, as well as the future of both fossil fuels and hydro power.

Layton has a variety of degrees (viewable below) and a very extensive resume of published articles and books.

  • Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2003
  • Mechanical Engineering, M.S. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1999
  • Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1992