- Nuclear & Particle Physics
- Isotope Research & Production
- RIKEN BNL Research Center
Director of Research Partnerships and Technology Transfer, Director's Office
Brookhaven National Laboratory
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000
Erick Hunt is Director of Research Partnerships and Technology Transfer at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He was previously BNL's Research Partnerships Manager. The Office of Research Partnerships and Technology Transfer (RPTT) integrates BNL's industry engagement, technology licensing, and economic development functions to expand the impact of collaborative research and technology commercialization. RPTT supports BNL's science mission through identifying, pursuing, and managing partnerships with a broad set of private-sector companies, federal agencies, and other non-federal entities.
Erick served as a detailee in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions (OTT). In his role as Commercialization Executive, he led OTT’s Innovation Workforce Team. In this capacity, he was the lead for OTT’s STEM outreach, university partnerships, and workforce development activities. Erick was also part of the effort that developed the COVID-19 Technical Assistance Program (CTAP).
Before joining BNL, Erick was responsible for legal operations at Oerlikon Metco. Prior to his stint at Oerlikon, Erick was employed at BAE Systems. Based in Greenlawn, NY, he administered measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) contracts for the Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (ISR) directorate and was named a Subject Matter Expert in the field of Product Support Contracting. Erick successfully completed the Commercial Leadership Program at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom and the Oerlikon LeaD Program. Erick began his career as a warranted Contracting Officer with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs where he participated in the Genesis Leadership Development Program and graduated from the Technical Career Field Internship Program.
Specialties: Technology Transfer, Trade Controls, Compliance, Government and Commercial Contract Management, Acquisition, Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Legal Research, Negotiation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Logistics, & Purchasing
B.A., Political Science, Boston College
M.A., Work and Labor Policy, Empire State University
J.D., Stetson University College of Law
Board of Directors, United Way of Long Island
Human Resource Management-SUNY Empire State College
Advanced Legal Research-LexisNexis
Supreme Court of Florida licensed mediator