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Faculty Profile

 


MR. HARRY FRANZ

Associate Professor

 

Email:  franzh@uhd.edu
Office:  714-North
Phone: 713-221-8437

 

 

 


Biography

Prof. Harry Franz experience includes working with nuclear power, chemical, steel, and manufacturing plants, as well as work with electrical and logic control systems.  He is a member of the following associations: IEEE, NSPE, TSPE, ASEE, ISA, NFPA, a national board member of Tau Alpha Pi, the national honor society for engineering technology, and a registered P.E., Professional Engineer, by National NCEES exam. He has published and presented several papers and has coauthored a book published worldwide. He is a National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certified trainer for electrical and instrument construction.

Educational History

M. S. E. E. (Cum Laude), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., December 1974.

B.S. E. E. (Cum Laude), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., August 1972.

Work History

Associate Professor, Control and Instrumentation Electronics Design and Safety and Fire Engineering Technology /Coordinator Electrical Engineering Technology, Department of Computer Science & Engineering Technology, University of Houston-Downtown, August 1986 – presen.

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology, Point Park College, Pittsburgh, Pa, January, 1985 to July, 1986.

Publications

Prof. Harry Franz selected publications include:

Franz, Harry & Thumann, Albert, Efficient Electrical Systems Design published 2009 Fairmont /  Taylor & Francis / CRC Press published worldwide for professional electrical engineers and designers, and plant, project, and safety engineers  

Franz, Harry, Developing an Engineering and Technology Fundamentals Course presented and published in the peer-reviewed proceedings of the ASEE National Conference, Austin, Tx.

Franz, Harry, Comparing the Use of Commercial Fire Alarm Control Processors & Programmable Logic Controllers in a Safety and Fire Program, presented and published in the peer-reviewed proceedings of the ASEE 2008 National Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Franz, Harry, Using Logic Control in a Safety & Fire Program Fire Alarm System Engineering Course, presented and published  in peer-reviewed proceedings of the ASEE 2008 National Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Franz, Harry,, Comparison of Engineering & Technology Course use of Educational Software & Industrial Software Packages,presented and published in peer-reviewed proceedings ASEE 2007 National Conference in Honolulu, Hi.

Franz, Harry, Development of National Fire Alarm Code Studies taken by Students from Two-Year Collegespresented and published in peer-reviewed proceedings ASEE 2006 National Conference, Chicago

Franz, Harry, Development of an Electrical Power Systems Course using Lab VIEW & Visual Basic Software, presented and published in peer-reviewed proceedings ASEE 2006 National Conference, Chicago, Il.

Franz, Harry, National Fire Alarm Code Studies Development, presented and published in peer-reviewed proceedings ASEE 2006 National Conference, Chicago, Il.

Franz, Harry, Development of a Fire Alarm Class taken by Students from Two-Year Colleges presented and published in peer-reviewed proceedings ASEE 2005 National Conference, Portland, Or.

Franz, Harry, Fire Alarm Laboratory using National Instruments LabVIEW Software presented and published in peer-reviewed proceedings ASEE 2004 National Conference, Salt Lake City, Ut.

Franz, Harry, Fire Alarm Class taken by Students from Two-Year Colleges presented and published in peer-reviewed  proceedings ASEE 2004 National Conference, Salt Lake City, Ut.

Franz, Harry, Use of LabVIEW Software for Virtual Instrumentation Technology peer reviewed and published in the Proceedings, ASEE 2003 National Conference, Nashville, Tn.


Links

Mr. Harry Franz is teaching the following courses:

Summer of 2012:
  1. ENGR 3340 - Fire Alarm Codes and Applications (Syllabus)
  2. ENGR 3365 - Fire Protection for Power Plants (Syllabus)
  3. EET 4390 - Nuclear Power Plant Operations and Safety (Syllabus)

Fall of 2012:
  1. ENGR 1302 - Engineering and Technology Fundamentals (Syllabus)
  2. ENGR 3330 - Fire Alarm Signaling Systems (Syllabus)
  3. EET 3334 - ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS (Syllabus)

 

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