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Dr. Albert Chen

Professor of Physics

Office Location Wood Science Building, 202-C
Phone (Office) 405.585.4122


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
  • Electrodynamics
  • 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