Oklahoma Baptist University

Dr. Albert Chen

Professor of Physics

Wood Science 202C

OBU Box 61772
500 W. University
Shawnee, OK 74804


With a special interest in space physics, Dr. Albert Chen has served as a NASA Summer Research Fellow at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and Dryden Flight Research Center in the engineering research division in Edwards, California. Dr. Chen’s research included Martian dust simulation studies and researching the design of high altitude diffusers for space shuttle main engines. He also has worked on the NASA project CODEM, where he designed and tested prototype hardware and simulation software. At OBU, Dr. Chen teaches all levels of physics courses and a few math courses. In 1989, OBU’s chapter of Mortar Board honored him as Teacher of the Year.


B.S., Chung-Wang Christian College of Science and Engineering
M.S., Baylor University
Ph.D., Baylor University

Courses Taught

PHYS 3154, 3164: Modern Physics I and II
Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 3014: Classical Mechanics
Computer Modeling and Optics
MATH 1163: College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
PHYS 2414, 2424: College Physics I and II
PHYS 2515, 2525: General Physics I and II
Classical Physics
PHYS 4333 and 4343: Electricity and Magnetism I and II
Introduction to the Electron Microprobe