Allen Hunt., Ph.D.
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
241 Fawcett Hall
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435
Office phone: (937) 775-3116
Dept phone: (937) 775-2201
Dept fax: (937) 775-4997
My teaching duties are two-thirds in the Department
of Physics, including service courses such as the Introductory Physics
sequence and upper level courses such as Thermodynamics.
I team teach one course in the Environmental Sciences Program on Non-linear
science and related subjects, a course with primarily an applied physics
focus. Plans are underway for me to teach a course in Vadose
Zone (Unsaturated Zone) Hydrology in the Department of
Earth & Environmental Sciences.
- EES 4270/6270 Process Geomorphology, 3 Hrs
- Thermodynamics, 3.0 Hrs
- Electricity and Magnetism, 4.0 Hrs
- Unsaturated Zone Hydrology
My main research interests are in developing theoretical methods for reliable prediction and description of uncertainty in disordered systems. The main geological application is to prediction of the hydraulic conductivity and related properties (such as air permeability or electrical conductivity) as functions of geologic scale, variance of local values at smaller scales, moisture content for unsaturated flow, etc.
Other areas of research in the Geosciences include development of a stochastic theory of sediment entrainment in turbulent flow, analysis of the relationship between ENSO occurrence and climate change (recent GRL paper) the theory of electrical conduction in hydrated clay minerals and fieldwork in surface processes in arid environments. He has over 90 refereed publications including the book, “Percolation Theory for Flow in Porous Media,” in the series Lecture Notes in Physics at Springer, published in 2005.
Current Projects include: Risk analysis of Tc spill at US DOE Hanford Site, Richland, WA (DOE).