Team Daytona Beach is very fortunate to have faculty help with the Solar Decathlon. Peter Merkle is an Associate Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and has been teaching in the Civil Engineering department since 2012. Peter specializes in Environmental Engineering because he seeks the need to solve environmental issues and also to create a sustainable future for Earth, and utilize new technology that may be able to be used on Mars.
With Team Daytona Beach, Peter is working on producing the Rain Garden. Peter decided to join Team Daytona Beach because he saw it as an opportunity to develop sustainable technology at a residential level.
To get to know Peter better, we asked him a few “fun” questions!
- When you are in your car alone, what do you think about? What’s that rattling noise?
- If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? Probably Bigfoot; no laundry to do, plus I would be invisible.
- What’s your favorite quote? “Life is like a game of Jenga. Everybody gets to pull their own blocks.”
Thanks for your contributions to Team Daytona Beach, Peter. We are so lucky to have Faculty members involved in the whole process!