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Faculty Profile

 


DR. GEORGR PINCUS

Professor

 

Email:  pincusg@uhd.edu
Office:  709-North
Phone: 713-221-8089

 

 

 


Biography
Dr. George Pincus, P.E., is a Professor of Engineering Technology at the University of Houston-Downtown (1996-date). Dr. Pincus earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (with honors) and Master of Science in Civil Engineering degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Cornell University. Prior service includes tenured professorships at the University of Kentucky and the University of Houston, Chief-of-Party and Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Chair of Civil Engineering at the University of Houston, Dean of the Newark College of Engineering and Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology (1986-1996), and Dean of the College of Sciences and Technology at the University of Houston Downtown. Dr. Pincus has written over 50 journal articles and 2 books. He was a Registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky, California, Florida, West Virginia, and is currently registered in Texas, New Jersey and Kentucky. He has consulted for Bechtel Power Corporation, Houston Lighting and Power, Center Point Energy, and Heat Research Corporation (M.W. Kellog) among others. Major awards include: the Daniel Terrell Award from the Kentucky Society of Civil Engineers in 1965, the Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Engineering of the University of Houston in 1975, Engineer of the Year in 1990 from the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers, and the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award in Higher Education in 1997. Dr. Pincus is a Life Member of ASEE and a Life Member of ASCE.

Education

Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Cornell University in 1963.

M.B.A. in Organizational and Behavioral Management from University of Houston in 1974.

M.S.C.E. in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1960.

B.S.C.E. in Civil Engineering (with honors) from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1959.

Work History

Professor of Structural Analysis and Design(with tenure), University of Houston Downtown. 1996 through present.

Dean of the College of Sciences and Technology, University of Houston-Downtown, 1996 through 2011.

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (with tenure), New Jersey Institute of Technology. 1986 through 1996.

Visiting Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston. 1994 through 1995.

Dean of the Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology. 1986 through 1994.

Professor of Civil Engineering (with tenure),  University of Houston 1969 through 1986.      

Chairperson of Civil Engineering, University of Houston 1976 through 1980.                  

Baylor College of Medicine, Classical Physiology with Modern Instrumentation, participant (summer) 1971.

NASA/University of Houston, Aeronautics and Space Research Fellow (summer) 1970.

NASA/University of Houston, System Design Fellow (summer) 1969.

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering (with tenure), University of Kentucky 1966 through 1969, on leave January 1967 through June 1968.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, Cornell University, 1959 through 1961.

Chief of Party and Visiting Associate Professor, University of Houston/USAID Graduate Engineering Program at the University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1967 through 1968.

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1963 through 1966.                   .

Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, Cornell University, 1961through 1963.                   .

Honors and Awards

D.V. Terrel Award for most meritorious paper on Professional Practice, American Society of Civil Engineers, District 9, 1959.

Outstanding Civil Engineering Professor. Selected by the graduating seniors in Civil Engineering, University of Houston, 1974.

Finalist in the W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence poll, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, 1974.

W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, 1975.

Finalist in the W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence poll, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, 1976.

Finalist in the W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence poll, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, 1977.

Finalist in the W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence poll, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, 1978.

Certificate of Appreciation, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Graduate Student Association, 1987.

Engineer of the Year, New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers, 1995.

Engineer of the Year, North Central Chapter of the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers, 1990.

Silver Medal for Innovative advances in engineering and engineering technology education
(Paper titled: Resource Sharing Among Diverse U.S. Universities, presented at the Fourth World Conference on Engineering Education, St. Paul. MN, October 15-20, 1995).

Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award in Higher Education, 1997.

Pi Mu Epsilon, National Honorary Mathematics Society, Certificate of Achievement, 1998

Life Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2000.

Publications

Reviewed Publications (accepted for publication after full review by 2 or more peers):

Pincus, G, and Gesund, H., On the Use of Electrical Resistance Strain Gages in Concrete Testing, Proceedings, Nineteenth Annual Instrument Society of American Conference, Vol. 19, Part II, Paper No. 16, November5, 1964.

Pincus, G., On the Lateral Support of Inelastic Columns, Engineering Journal, AISC, Vol. 1, No. 4, October 1964, pp. 113-115.

Pincus, G., Buckling of Channel Purlins with an Enforced Axis of Rotation, Welding Research, Vol. 30, March 1965, pp. 141S-143S. Also Supplement of the Welding Journal, Vol. 44, No. 3, March 1965.

Pincus, G., A Method of Combining Mechanisms in Plastic Analysis, Engineering Journal, AISC, Vol. 2, No. 3, July 1965, pp. 85-87.

Pincus, G., and Gesund H., Evaluating the Tension Strength of Concrete, Materials Research and standards, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1965, pp. 545-548.

Pincus, G., Cottrell, E. F., and Richards, D. B., Rigid Roof Trusses with Glued-Finger Corners, Forest Products Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, February 1966, pp. 37-42.

Pincus, G., and Fisher, G. P., Behavior of Diaphragm-Braced Columns and Beams, Journal of the Structural Division, Proceedings, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 92, No. ST2, April 1966, pp. 323-350.

Pincus, G., and Gesund, H., Long Term Deformations in a Multi-Story Reinforced Concrete Building, Consulting Engineer, Vol. XVII, No. 11, February 1967, pp. 102-109.

Errera, S., Fisher, G., and Pincus, G., Columns and Beams Braced by Diaphragms, Journal of the Structural Division, Proceedings American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 93, No. ST1, February 1967, pp. 295-318. Summarized in Transactions, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 133, 1968, p. 111.

Pincus, G., Nature of Compression Failure in Wood, Journal of the Structural Division, Proceedings American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 93, No. ST3, June 1967, pp. 51-61. Reviewed Publications, continued:

Pincus, G., Generalized Superposition Method in Plastic Analysis, Engineering Journal, AISC, Vol. 4, No. 4, October 1967, pp. 136-138.

Seefried, K. J., Gesund, H., and Pincus, G., An Experimental Investigation of the Strain Distribution in the Split Cylinder Test, Journal of Materials, Vol. 2, No. 4, December 1967, pp. 703-718.

Franca, G. C., and Pincus, G., The Distribution of Concrete Strains in the Split Cylinder Test, Journal of Materials, Vol. 4, No. 2, June 1969, pp. 393-407.

Pincus, G., Bonded Wood-Concrete T-Beams, Journal of the Structural Division, Proceedings American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 95, No.ST10, October 1969, pp. 2265-2279. Summarized in Transactions, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 136, 1971, p. 314.

Pincus, G., Behavior of Wood-Concrete Composite Beams, Journal of the Structural Division, Proceedings American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 96, No. ST10, October 1970, pp. 2009-2020. Summarized in Transactions, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 136, 1971, p. 11.

Vafai, A., and Pincus, G., The Torsional and Bending Behavior of Wood Beams, Journal of the Structural Division, Proceedings American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 99, No. ST6, June 1973, pp. 1205-1222.

Pincus, G., Marketing a Civil Engineering Education, Civil Engineering Education Related to Engineering Practice and to the Nation's Needs, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol.1, part 2, 1974, pp. 1006-1014.

Arya, S. C., Drewyer, R. P., and Pincus, G., Foundation Design for Vibrating Machines, Hydrocarbon Processing, Vol. 54, No. 11, November 1975, pp. 273-278.

Arya, S. C., Drewyer, R. P., and Pincus, G., Simulation of Structures Supporting Vibrating Machinery, Proceedings 1976 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, July 1976.

Young, S., Hwang, N. H. C., and Pincus, G., Viscoelastic Properties of Biomer, Proceedings 2nd. European Conference Society of Artificial Internal Organs, London, November 1976.

Arya, S. C., Drewyer, R. P., and Pincus, G., Design of Foundations for Reciprocating Machines, Hydrocarbon Processing, Vol. 56, No. 5, May 1977, pp. 223-231.

Young, S., Hwang, N. H. C., and Pincus, G., Dynamic Evaluation of the Viscoelastic Properties of a Biomedical Polymer - Biomer, Journal of Biomaterials, Medical Devices and Internal Organs, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1977, pp. 233-254.

Arya, S. C., Drewyer, R. P., and Pincus, G., Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation of Elevated Foundations, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Vol. 19, No. 4, MCS 136, 10 pages, 1977.

Pincus, G., Epoxy Bonded Wood-Concrete and Corrugated Steel-Concrete Composite Beams, Proceedings of the International Conference on Materials of Construction, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand, August 1978.

Arya, S. C., Feng, E. and Pincus, G., Optimum Design of Steel Pipe Racks, Engineering Journal, AISC, Vol. 16, No. 3, 1979, pp. 84-97.

Pincus, G., Structural Analysis and Computer Software Packages, Proceedings XVII Convention of the Pan American Engineering Societies (UPADI-82), San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 1982.

Arya, S. C., and Pincus, G., Analysis and Design of Elevated Foundations for Reciprocating Machines, Foundations for Equipment and Machinery, ACI Special Publication SP-78, American Concrete Institute, Detroit, Michigan, pp. 1-32, 1982.

Pincus, G., and O'Neill, M. W., Analysis of Pile Foundations for Structures with Machine Loads, Civil Engineering for Practicing and Design Engineers, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1984, pp. 105-162.

Pincus, G., The Effect of Computers on Civil Engineering Education in the U.S.A., Proceedings of the XI Pan American Conference on Engineering Education, UPADI-84, Nov.84, 14 pp.

Duerr, D., and Pincus, G., Pin Clearance Effect on Pinned Connection Strength, Journal of the Structural Division, Proceedings American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 112, No. 7, July 1986, pp. 1731-1736.

Duerr, D., and Pincus, G., Deformation Behavior of Pinned Connections with Large Pinned Clearance, Journal of the Structural Division, Proceedings American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 114, No. 12, December 1988, pp. 2803-2807.

O'Brien, K., Pincus, G., and Gearin, J., Teaching, Research and Service in Manufacturing at NJIT, Proceedings, IEEE International Electronics Manufacturing Technology Symposium, San Francisco, CA., September 1989.

O'Brien, K., and Pincus, G., Leveraging Industrial, State, City, and University Resources to Develop Teaching Laboratories and Research Facilities for Manufacturing Engineering Programs, Proceedings, The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Conference on Key Strategies for Teaching Automated Manufacturing, Detroit, Michigan, October 31-November 2, 1989.

Pincus, G., and Parker, R., Freshman Engineering Design - Planning and Implementation, M/ASEE Annual Conference, Urbana, Illinois, June 1993.

Pincus, G., and Parker, R., Freshman Engineering Design - The First Two Years, Proceedings, First Annual Conference of the Gateway Engineering Education Coalition, October 15-17, 1993, Philadelphia, PA., pages 121-138.

Pincus, G., Dissemination of Institutional Innovations: The Gateway Coalition Stereolithography Collaboration, NSF/U.S. Department of Education Invitational Conference: Joining Forces - Spreading Successful Strategies, Washington DC Renaissance Hotel, February 23-25, 1995.

Pincus, G., Dissemination of Institutional Innovations: The Gateway Coalition Stereolithography Collaboration, NSF/U.S. Department of Education Invitational Conference: Joining Forces - Spreading Successful Strategies, Washington DC Renaissance Hotel, February 23-25, 1995.

Pincus, G., A Model of Resource Sharing Among Diverse U.S. Universities, Proceedings, Fourth World Conference on Engineering Education, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 15-20, 1995. (This paper won the Silver Medal Award at the Congress).

Milano, G., Parker, R., and Pincus, G., A Freshman Design Experience : Retention and Motivation, Proceedings , 1996 ASEE Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 1996.

Gomez-Rivas, A., Groendyke, G., and Pincus, G., Two Unique Engineering Technology Programs, Proceedings, Fifth World Conference on Engineering Education, Krakow, Poland, September 6-11, 1998.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, G., Safety and Fire Engineering Technology: Meeting Societal Needs, Proceedings, 2nd Asia-Pacific Forum on Engineering and Engineering Technology Education, Sydney, Australia, July 4-7, 1999, pages 353-356.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, G., Application of New Technologies in Engineering Technology Education, Proceedings, International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. August 11-14, 1999.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Development of New Programs in Engineering Technology Education Driven by Community Needs, Proceedings, Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE99), San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 11-13, 1999.

Castillo, Max, Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, Pincus, George, and Weidmer, German, International Partnerships: Opportunities and Challenges, presented and published in Proceedings, 25th Anniversary Conference for Industry & Education Collaboration (CIEC) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Orlando, Florida, January 31 to February 4, 2000.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Sharing State-of-the-Art Technology Between a U.S. and a Mexican University, published in Proceedings, 2nd. Global Congress on Engineering Education, Wismar, Germany, July 2-7, 2000.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Engineering Technology Special Programs, Computer Applications in Engineering Education, Volume 8, Numbers 3 and 4, pp.185-190, October-December. 2000.

Lopez, Frank, Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Adjunct Faculty Teaching Cutting-Edge Technology: Geomatics at the University of Houston-Downtown, presented and published in Proceedings , Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC 2001- CIEC Odyssey), San Diego , California , January 29 to February 2, 2001.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Design of Engineering Technology Programs to Satisfy Local Needs, presented and published in Proceedings, Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC 2001 – CIEC Odyssey), San Diego, California, January 29 to February 2, 2001.

Pincus, George, Session ETD 345 Summary, presented and published in Proceedings, Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC 2001 – CIEC Odyssey), San Diego, California, January 29 to February 2, 2001.

Castillo, Max, Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, Pincus, George, and Weidmer, German, An International University to University Collaborative Project, presented at the Fourth International Meeting of HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities), March 4-8, 2001. Also, published in Proceedings.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, Feng, Weining, Groendyke, Gilbert, and Pincus, George, Community Oriented Programs and Student Success in Engineering Technology, presented and published in Proceedings, International Conference on Engineering and Technology Education, Santos, Brazil, March 17-20, 2002.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Structural Analysis and Design: A Distinctive Engineering Technology Program, presented and published in Proceedings, ASEE 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 16-19, 2002.

Feng, Weining, Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Engineering Technology Laboratory for Structural Control of Structures, presented and published in Proceedings ASEE 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 16-29, 2002.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, A Focused Engineering Technology Program: Structural Analysis and Design, presented and published in Proceedings Third Global Congress on Engineering Education, Glasgow, Scotland, June 30 to July 3, 2002.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, Groendyke, Gilbert, Feng, Weining, and Pincus, George, Engineering Technology: Programs and Success Stories at the University of Houston-Downtown, presented and published in Proceedings, 2002 ASEE/SEFI/TUB International Colloquium Global Changes in Engineering Education, Berlin, Germany, October 1-4, 2002.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Teaching GPS/GIS to Engineering Technology Students, presented and published in Proceedings, ASEE 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, June 22-25, 2003.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Integration of Class and Laboratory in Engineering Technology, presented and published in Proceedings, ASEE 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville , TN , June 22-25, 2003.

Feng, Weining, Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Control and Signal Processing in a Structural Laboratory, presented and published in Proceedings, International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEE 2003, Valencia, Spain, July 22-26, 2003.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Class and Laboratory Synergy in Engineering Technology, presented and published in Proceedings, International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEE 2003, Valencia, Spain, July 22-26, 2003.

Sheinberg, Edward R., Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Meeting Community Needs: Safety and Fire Engineering Technology Program, presented and published in Proceedings, ASEE 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 20-23, 2004.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Fire Models in Engineering Technology Education, accepted for presentation and publication in Proceedings International Symposium IGIP/IEEE/ASEE, Fribourg, Switzerland, September 27-30, 2004.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Applications of GPS/GIS in Engineering Technology Education, accepted for presentation and publication in Proceedings 2005 CIEC Conference ETD 11-1 February 4-7, 2005, Savannah ,Georgia.

Tito-Izquierdo, Jorge, Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Teaching Modern Concrete Technology at the University of Houston-Downtown, presented and published in Proceedings, ASEE 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, June 12-15, 2005.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, Sheinberg, Ed, and Pincus, George, Teaching Fire Science and Technology Using Computer Fire Models, presented and published in Proceedings, 2006 CIEC Conference, San Antonio, TX, January 25- 27, 2006.

Tito-Izquierdo, Jorge, Gomez-Rivas, Pincus, George, and Ramirez, Fabian, Behavior of a Simple Supported Post-tensioned Beam under Ultimate Loads, presented and published in Proceedings, XXIII SECTAM Conference, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, May 21-23, 2006.

Feng, Weining, Tito-Izquierdo, Jorge, Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, An Experiment Based Structural Dynamics Course for Engineering Technology Students, presented and published in Proceedings, 2006 ASEE Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, June 18-21, 2006.

Tito-Izquierdo, Jorge, Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Effective use of Technology Teaching Structural Analysis and Design, presented and published Proceedings, 2006 ASEE Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, June 18-21, 2006.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Student Automobile Engines Used in Applied Thermodynamics Laboratory, presented and published in Proceedings 2007 ASEE Annual Conference, Conference, AC 2007-35, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2007.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, and Pincus, George, Development and Implementation of a General Course on Analysis of Engineering Networks, presented and published in Proceedings 2008 CIEC Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 13-15, 2008.

Gomez-Rivas, Alberto, Pincus, George, and Sheinberg, Ed, Fire Protection and Safety Management: Two Partnership Programs, accepted for presentation and publication in Proceedings 2008 ASEE Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 22-25, 2008.

 

 

 

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