Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
  • B.S., Architectural Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, 2004
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Civil, California, #79454
  • Professional Engineer, West Virginia, #23859
Professional Honors
  • Fulbright Research Grantee, Universität Stuttgart, Germany, 2006-2007
  • IASS Hangai Prize, 2008
Professional Affiliations
  • Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (member, 2010-present)
    • Chair, Post Disaster Performance Observation Committee (PDPOC), serving the SEAOC Earthquake Performance Evaluation Program (EPEP), 2013-2018
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (member, 2010-present)
    • Member, Board of Directors, EERI Southern California Chapter, 2016-present
    • Member, EERI Learning from Earthquakes (LFE) Executive Committee, 2015-present
    • Chair, EERI Reconnaissance Tools and Training Committee, 2014-2017

Dr. Hunt specializes in damage assessments and failure investigations of residential, commercial, and industrial structures. He has evaluated damage to steel, concrete, masonry, and wood-frame buildings as well as to other structures, including parking garages, bridges, retaining walls, tanks, and industrial facilities. 

Dr. Hunt has investigated structures damaged by earthquake, wind, fire, snow, blast loading, water intrusion, earth movement, and material degradation such as wood decay and steel corrosion. He has also evaluated claims of construction defects, design errors and deficiencies, and building code compliance issues on structures under construction and in service.

Dr. Hunt has led investigations of civil and structural engineering design and construction issues on large infrastructure projects, including international arbitration disputes on projects in Australia, Asia, North America, and the Middle East. He is experienced at working on multi-disciplinary teams and consulting at all stages of disputes, from initial claim development to expert report and testimony preparation.

Dr. Hunt has evaluated construction accidents using structural analysis and computer animations. He also provides peer review services for structural design and retrofit of complex structures using performance-based earthquake engineering and nonlinear and dynamic structural analysis.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Hunt was a researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, where he investigated the seismic response and repairability of precast concrete cladding systems. Dr. Hunt is active in the earthquake engineering research community. He currently serves on the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute's Board of Directors for the Southern California Chapter and on the Learning from Earthquakes Executive Committee.