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Clint Clayton

Environmental Engineer


Diploma, Digital Electronic Repair, Durham Technical Community College
Certificate, Scanning Electron Microscopy, State University of New York, New Paltz
A.A.S., Applied Science in Electronic Engineering, Durham Technical Community College
A.A.S., Applied Science in Microelectronic Technology, Durham Technical Institute


Clint Clayton is an environmental engineer at RTI. He has 38 years of experience with the design, application, installation, and performance of experiments in laboratory, cleanroom laboratory, and wind tunnel environments. Mr. Clayton has experience with CAD (Computer Aided Design) with extensive use of prototyping with 3D printers. Mr. Clayton has extensive knowledge of materials, electronics, valves, solenoids, motors, and other devices and has many years of experience in electrospinning of nanofilters. He has also built electrical and electronic devices and fabricated experimental laboratory systems and tubing and gas flow control systems. He has experience with testing commercial- and household-grade air filters by using testing standards from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Since joining RTI in 1986, Mr. Clayton has contributed to many internal and external projects. He has participated in testing of military garments and materials for human chemical protection applications, including serving as the lead skin sampler, garment donner, and imaging photographer for the human subject wind tunnel program. In addition, he helped build an e-cigarette sampling system with microprocessor programmable automated controls and has worked with interfacing aerosol monitoring equipment with drones. Mr. Clayton also co-invented and built an innovative air sampling device that can detect bio-aerosols and other particulates in the air (RTI’s Flexible Bio-Aerosol Sensor Technology [FAST] sensor). He currently has multiple patents and others that are in process or are nearing examiner approval.

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