Welcome to Hurst & Associates, Inc

HAI was founded in 1997 by Dr. Richard W. Hurst, whose experience in the fields of geochemistry and mineralogy dates back to 1968 when he was an undergraduate at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.  Following Ph.D. and Postdoctoral work in Geology (University of California Los Angeles, 1975, and Santa Barbara respectively), he joined the Faculty at California State University, Los Angeles in 1978, focusing his research efforts on forensic isotope geochemistry. In 1980, he began to consult in the private sector, employing his techniques to resolve environmental problems and as correlation tools in petroleum exploration.  The result, HAI’s clientele and project involvement have been diverse.