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Faculty | B.S. in Physics

John Bloom

  • Professor of Physics
  • Director, Science and Religion Program

  • Ph.D., Annenberg Research Institute, Philadelphia
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, PA
  • B.A., Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

I am very interested in the integration of Christianity with the sciences. I am able to share this with both undergraduate and graduate students as the Chair of the Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Department, and as the Academic Director for Biola's Master of Arts – Science and Religion program. I live in La Mirada with my family, but some of my students think I live in my office.

Courses

  • Physics I and II
  • Physics of Sound
  • Astronomy
  • Christianity and the Natural Sciences
  • Scientific Apologetics
  • Advanced Seminar on Intelligent Design
  • Modern Physics, Cosmology and Design

Research Interests

  • Science and religion
  • Energy

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Xidong Chen

  • Professor of Physics

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Solid State Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • B.S., Theoretical Physics, Shandong University

My love for physics was kindled by a high school physics teacher in China, where I was born and raised. I came to the United States to further my graduate studies in solid state physics. It was during my second semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that I became a Christian. As a professor, I desire to inspire students to love the beauty of physics and to challenge them to understand and think about the underlying order and structure in God's world. As a researcher, I use high resolution microscopy techniques and numerical methods to look at order in various materials, which in turn makes me more effective in my teaching.

Courses

  • PHSC 233 General Physics II Electricity and Magentism
  • PHSC 237 General Physics II Laboratory
  • PHSC 234 General Physics II Waves, Optics and Modern Physics
  • PHSC 318 Classical Mechanics
  • PHSC 331 Thermodynamics
  • PHSC 336 Mathematical Methods in Physics
  • PHSC 340 Electrodynamics
  • PHSC 412 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  • PHSC 480 Advanced Physics Laboratory

Research Interests

  • Theoretical understanding of surface dynamics.
  • Atomic force microscopy studies of cell structures.
  • Monte Carlo simulation studies of surfaces and interfaces.
  • Fluctuation electron microscopy studies of medium-range ordering in amorphous materials.

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Eric Hedin

  • Chair, Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering
  • Professor of Physics & Astronomy

  • B.S. in Physics from Seattle Pacific University
  • M.S. in Physics from the University of Washington
  • Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington

Eric Hedin’s passion in teaching explores the topics of physics and astronomy in a way that highlights the harmony and design of nature. The laws of physics work together in remarkable concert to provide a universe that not only allows the existence of life, but also invites discovery of the hidden wisdom of its Creator. With more than 20 years of teaching experience in public and Christian...

Courses

Biola University

  • PHSC 110 Astronomy
  • PHSC 132 General Physics I: Mechanics and Heat
  • PHSC 316 Dynamics
  • PHSC 336 Mathematical Methods in Physics
  • PHSC 412 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Ball State University

  • Astronomy
  • Modern Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Master’s/Honors Thesis

Taylor University

  • Creation: Science and the Bible
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Optics and Waves
  • Introduction to International Ministries

Research Interests

  • Computational Nano-Electronics
  • Higher-Dimensional Physics
  • Fusion Plasma Physics
  • Integrated Optics
  • Wind Power Feasibility Studies

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Stanley Ng

  • Program Chair of Physics and Engineering
  • Director of Engineering Programs
  • Instructor of Engineering

  • M.S., Arizona State University
  • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.S., University of California, Irvine

Stanley Ng's career has revolved around engineering and healthcare. After spending time in industry-related research in biomedical engineering, he now serves in higher education. His passion for teaching and mentorship for the next generation of students comes from innovating small changes for a large impact in engineering. As an advisor to engineering students, he actively connects students...

Courses

  • PHSC 450 - Cardiovascular Engineering
  • PHSC 322 - Circuits and Instrumentation II
  • PHSC 321 - Circuits and Instrumentation I
  • PHSC 311 - Computer Techniques in Science and Engineering
  • PHSC 237 - General Physics II Laboratory
  • PHSC 234 - General Physics III: Waves, Optics and Modern Physics Lab
  • PHSC 134 - General Physics I Laboratory
  • PHSC 124 - Data Analysis and Presentation
  • PHSC 121 - Introduction to Engineering
  • PHSC 118 - Physics II Laboratory
  • PHSC 117 - Physics I Laboratory
  • PHSC 111 - Physics I
  • PHSC 102 - Physical Science Survey Laboratory
  • JOUR 486 - Media Narrative Project (Guest Lecture)
  • TTTH 614 - Theology IV - The Church and Last Things (Guest Lecture)

Research Interests

  • Engineering Education
  • Physics Education
  • Medical Devices
  • Biophotonics
  • Biomedical Diagnostics

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Albert Yee

  • Associate Professor of Engineering

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