Jeffrey Hunt


Dr. Jeffrey. H. Hunt is a principal scientist and Technical Fellow at The Boeing Company. He received a B.S in physics from MIT and M.A and Ph.D. in physics from UC Berkeley. At MIT, Dr. Hunt developed technology for spectroscopic measurement of atomic isomer shift. At UC Berkeley, he pioneered the use of Surface Sum-Frequency Generation, creating a means to do direct surface sensitive IR spectroscopy. Dr. Hunt was at Rockwell Corp. from 1988 until 1996, working on advanced optical projects, including high power laser systems, optical surface diagnostics, and photon-counting spatial light modulators.

Hunt joined Boeing in 1996, continuing work on next generation optical system, such as autonomous manufacturing, quantum key distribution, and nonlinear optical spectral and imaging diagnostics. He is actively performing basic research on electronic behavior of thermo-electric nanowires. His career has included physics-based projects in condensed matter physics, quantum information sciences, surface science, and nonlinear optics and work on diverse applications, including both in defense sciences and commercial air and space technologies. He has published over 30 papers, 3 books and 2 encyclopedia articles on condensed matter sciences. He holds 61 US patents on sources, sensors, diagnostics, quantum information, and network centric operations. He is a member of the Optical Society of America, the SPIE, and the American Physical Society (Fellow 2008). He was elected to the Boeing Technical Fellowship in 2000.

Dr. Hunt has a strong record of volunteering within the public school system and is an educational counselor for MIT admissions. He received the Boeing exceptional volunteer service award (2010) for work within the Los Angeles Unified School District. He has been honored by the LA City Council for his educational work. In 2011, he received the Jaime Escalante Legacy award for his long term involvement with students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.