Food Security Team Member
Laya Pothunuri focuses to research on providing sustainable solutions with affordable alternatives to solve environmental problems. Under the guidance of Dr. Tao, laya is currently working on energy-efficient harvesting of locust swarms as a renewable high-nutrient resource with significant climate remediation co-benefits. She is examining the phenomenon of locust invasion through an engineering lens and assessing several technological proposals for more efficient harvesting of this insect resource. She has been selected as a National Geographic Young Explorer 2020. She is pursuing Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering (with specialization in Design stream) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.