James   R.  Hinthorne

Lecturer 1  

Office: EPOB11 1.106A
Phone: (956) 665-8708
Email: James.Hinthorne@utrgv.edu

Dr. Jim R. Hinthorne

Born and raised in Southern California. 1960-74 classical training in geosciences at U.C. Santa Barbara and U. Massachusetts. 1969-80, 11 years as Research Scientist and Manager of Scientists and Programmers in industrial setting with Applied Research Laboratories. 21 years in academia at Central Washington Univ. 2001 awarded Emeritus Professor status. 2008-present Lecturer for Geology at UTPA/UTRGV.





Selected Publications


  • Elamin Ibrahim, Maximiliano Villarreal, Marlon Monayao, Brianna Adriana, Dorina Chipara, Karen Lozano, Mataz Alcoutlabi, James Hinthorne, and Mircea Chipara. "Spectroscopic investigations of PS-PVDF blends," ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 255, 2018.

  • Maximiliano Villarreal, Karen Lozano, Dorina Chipara, James Hinthorne, Mircea Chipara, "Spectroscopic Investigations on Polystyrene-Polyvinylidene Fluoride Nanofibers," Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2018).

  • Elamin Ibrahim, Sarahi Casas, Dorina Chipara, James Hinthorne, and Mircea Chipara. "Investigations on polystyrene-C60 nanocomposites," ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 253, 2017.

  • Danielle Valdez, Dorina Chipara, James Hinthorne, and Mircea Chipara. "On the Isothermal Crystallization of PVDF-BaTiO $ \_ $\$$\backslash$mathrm $\$3$\$$\$ $ Nanocomposites," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 62, (2017).

  • Nasar Ali, Dorina Chipara, Karen Lozano, James Hinthorne, and Mircea Chipara. "Polyethylene oxide—fullerene nanocomposites," Applied Surface Science 421, (2017): 220--227.

  • Juan Gonzalez and James Hinthorne. "The Morrosquillo Assemblage Revealed: Provenance and Context of a Refined Group of Ground-edge Stone Tools from the Caribbean Lowlands of Colombia," Lithic technology 42, no. 01 (2017): 1–to.

  • Nasar Ali, Dorina Chipara, Karen Lozano, James Hinthorne, and Mircea Chipara. "Polyethylene oxide—fullerene nanocomposites," Applied Surface Science (2016).

  • Andres Salgado, Robert Jones, Samantha Ramirez, Ibrahim Elamin, James Hinthorne, and Mircea Chipara. "PVC-OH Functionalized SWCNT Nanocomposites," APS Meeting Abstracts. 2016.

  • Julio Cantu, Cristian Chipara, Pullickel Ajayan, James Hinthorne, and Mircea Chipara. "Raman Investigations of PVDF-BaTiO3 Nanocomposites," APS Meeting Abstracts. 2016.

  • Oscar Guerrero, Samantha Ramirez, Robert Jones, Brian Yust, James Hinthorne, and Mircea Chipara. "Spectroscopic Investigations on PVDF-MWCNTs Nanocomposites," APS Meeting Abstracts. 2016.



Selected Presentations


  • Chu-Lin Cheng, Juan Gonzalez, Jihoon Kang, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, Jude Benavides, Elizabeth Heise, James Hinthorne, and Engil Pereira. "Increasing Workforce Diversity through “Stimulating Hispanic Participation in the Geosciences” (SHIP-GEO) Program at Rio Grande Valley/South Texas," The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America (GSA), Indianapolis, IN (November 2018)

  • Brandi Reger, Juan Gonzalez, James Hinthorne, and Russell Skowronek. "pXRF identification of prehistoric lithic artifact material, resource clusters along the lower Rio Grande," 83rd Annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Society for American Archaeology, Washington (April 2018)

  • Elamin Ibrahim, Maximiliano Villarrea, Mircea Chipara, Dorina Chipara, Brianna Arriana, Marlon Monayao, Karen Lozano, Mataz Alcoutlabi, James Hinthorne, "SPECTROSCOPIC INVESTIGATIONS OF PVDF-PS BLENDS," 255th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018., American Chemical Society, New Orleans (March 2018)

  • Juan Gonzalez, Chu-Lin Cheng, Jihoon Kang, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, Jude Benavides, Elizabeth Heise, James Hinthorne, and Frank Dirrigl. "Stimulating Hispanic Participation in the Geosciences (SHIP-GEO) at Rio Grande Valley in South Texas: Findings from Year One," The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America (GSA), Seattle, WA (October 2017)

  • Danielle Valdez, Dorina Chipara, James Hinthorne, and Mircea Chipara. "On the Isothermal Crystallization of PVDF-BaTiO3," March American Physical Society Meeting, American Physical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (March 2017)

  • Russell Skowronek, James Hinthorne, Juan Gonzalez, and Ronald Bishop. "CHARACTERIZATION OF MASSIVE GRAY CHERT OCCURRANCES ALONG STRIKE OF THE LATE OLIGOCENE CATAHOULA VOLCANIC ASH FROM STARR COUNTY TO DUVAL COUNTY, SOUTH TEXAS," Geological Society of America , San Antonio, Texas (March 2017)

  • Brandi Reger, James Hinthorne, and Juan Gonzalez. "GEOCHEMICAL AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF PROJECTILE POINTS IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, SOUTH TEXAS," South Central Section, Geological Society of America, Baton Rouge, LA (March 2017)

  • Emmanuel Higa, Elizabeth Griffith, Andrew Hunt, and James Hinthorne. "Geochemistry of Water and Travertine at Honey Creek, a Spring-fed stream in the Arbuckle Mountains of Southcentral Oklahoma," GSA Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Denver, CO (September 2016)

  • Elizabeth Heise, Chu-Lin Cheng, Juan Gonzalez, Jihoon Kang, Jude Benavides, James Hinthorne, and Frank Dirrigl. "Stimulating Hispanic participation in the Geosciences (SHIP-GEO) at Rio Grande Valley in South Texas," 2016 Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Geological Society of America, Denver, CO (September 2016)

  • Juan Gonzalez and James Hinthorne. "El Sauz chert: physical and chemical characterization of a long-used prehistoric lithic resource in south Texas. ," 81st Annual meeting , Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, FL (April 2016)

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GEOL 1403 02 - Physical Geology:
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GEOL 3288 01 - Lab Exp Teaching Geology:
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