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educator , civil engineer

Eric Ivan Pas, South African civil engineer, educator. Graduate fellow Rotary Foundation, 1975-1976; Dissertation Year fellow Transportation Center Northwestern University, 1979.


Pas, Eric Ivan was born on May 21, 1948 in Cape Town, South Africa. Came to the United States, 1975. Son of Aron and Blanche (Materin) Pas.


Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University Cape Town, 1970. Master of Science in Engineering, University Cape Town, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1980.


Geometric design engineer VanNiekerk, Kleyn and Edwards, Cape Town, 1970-1972. Lecturer University Cape Town, 1972-1977. Graduate research assistant Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1977-1979.

Assistant professor Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1980-1984, associate professor, from 1984. Associate director Duke University Transportation and Infrastructure Research Center, from 1983. Consultant Research Triangle Area Transportation Study, 1986, Institute Research and Education, 1991, Resource Decision Consultants Inc., 1992-1993, United Research Services, Inc., 1992.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board Transportation Research, Transportation, Journal Advanced Transportation. Co-editor Journal Advanced Transportation, 1987-1990. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


Soccer coach Woodcroft Athletic Association, 1988-1993, department representative Duke University United Way campaign, 1984, 86. Steering committee Duke Forest Association, since 1985, Traffic Impact Analysis advisor, 1985. Participant Friends of the Earth Society, 1975.

Finance secretary Beth El Synagogue, Durham, North Carolina, 1991-1993. Member American Association of University Professors, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Engineers for Social Responsibility, International Association for Travel Behaviour (board directors), Transportation Research Board (committee chairman), Chi Epsilon.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, soccer, jogging, folk and classical music.


Married Michele J. Back, February 24, 1974. Children: Aaron Joshua Back, Jonathan Steven.

Aron Pas

Blanche (Materin) Pas

Michele J. Back

Aaron Joshua Back Pas

Jonathan Steven Pas