Dr. Hushmand’s 30 years of experience includes consulting, research, and teaching. Dr. Hushmand received his PhD degree from Caltech in 1983 and has been a faculty associate at Caltech teaching and performing research in geotechnical and earthquake engineering since 1990. He performs and supervises geotechnical and seismic engineering investigations, design, and construction management for transportation and public works projects, ports and harbors, municipal and hazardous solid waste landfills, commercial and residential developments, dams and reservoirs, and water and sewer treatment plants. Dr. Hushmand has worked on some of the most challenging geotechnical and earthquake engineering projects including geotechnical and vibration studies of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at four Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories in California, Nevada, and New Mexico; seismic monitoring of Operating Industries Inc. Superfund site in Monterey Park, California; seismic hazard evaluation and design for Emergency Management (911) Centers for City of Long Beach and for Transportation Management Centers in County of Orange and Riverside/San Bernardino Counties for CalTrans; MX (intercontinental ballistic missile sitting) project; Port of Los Angeles 2020 project; Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) project in Texas; Metro Rail project in Los Angeles; and low- and high-level nuclear waste storage programs in California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas.
Dr. Hushmand’s pioneering work in dynamics of foundations and seismic instrumentation and monitoring of liquefiable sites and landfills is internationally recognized. He has been a consultant for the USGS, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, DOE, and the EPA studying earthquake ground motions and dynamic behavior of foundations and landfills. Dr. Hushmand is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Seismological Society of America, and is a Registered Civil Engineer in California. He has also authored or coauthored more than 100 technical papers and reports.