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Dr. Albert Chen

Professor of Physics


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