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DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering
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  • 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 higher education, Hedin desires to engage students with the wonder and satisfaction of understanding the depths and boundaries of science.

Hedin has engaged students in research projects ranging from nanoscience to cosmology, and fusion energy to wind power. As a physicist, opportunities to mentor student research and independent study span the spectrum of the realm of nature. Hedin’s primary focus of ongoing research is within the field of computational nano-electronics. Additional areas of research experience include higher-dimensional physics, fusion plasma physics, integrated optics, and wind power feasibility studies. Hedin has published his research work in more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, essays, and book chapters.

Publications (Selected)

  • “A higher-dimensional model of the nucleon-nucleon central potential," Hedin, Eric Frontiers of Physics 2014.
  • “Extra-dimensional confinement of quantum particles,” Hedin, Eric, Physics Essays, June, 2012.
  • “Wind power feasibility study for Ball State University,” Hedin, Eric and Pentecost, Luke, Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 2016.
  • “How a Fano resonance crosses the mobility edge in quantum waveguides,” Joe, Y. S.; Vargiamidis, Y. S.; Satanin, A.; Hedin, E. R.; Kim, Y. D.; Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics, 2018.
  • “Magnetic flux and strain effects on electron transport in a linear array of mesoscopic rings,” Hedin, E. R. and Joe, Y. S., Eur. Phys. Journal B, 2017. 
  • “A new mathematical model for calculating the electronic coupling of a B-DNA molecule,” Igram, Dale J.; Ribblett, Jason W.; Hedin, Eric R.; and Joe, Yong S.; American Journal. of Physical Chemistry, 2016.
  • “Properties of electron transmission through serially connected hexagonal nanorings,” Orvis, Matthew B.; Hedin, Eric R.; and Joe, Yong S.; Journal of Computational Electronics, 2016.
  • “Coupled nano-rings: strain and magnetic field effects,” Hedin, E. R.; Orvis, M. B.; and Joe, Y. S.; 18th International Workshop on Computational Electronics, 2015.
  • “A theoretical method for calculating the bond integral parameter for atomic orbitals,” Igram,  D.; Ribblett, J.; Hedin, E. R.; and Joe,Y. S.; International Journal of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, 2015.
  • “Serially-connected Aharonov-Bohm rings with embedded quantum dots,” Hedin, E. R. and Joe, Y. S., 17th International Workshop on Computational Electronics, 2014.


  • Indiana Academy of Science spring meeting, Indianapolis, Ind., “Charge Transport through a Double-Ring Molecule with Multiple Outputs,” E. R. Hedin, R. Klause, and Y. S. Joe, March 24, 2018.
  • Indiana Academy of Science spring meeting, Indianapolis, Ind. “Magnetic Switching in a Double-Ring Molecule with
    Multiple Outputs,” R. Klause, E. R. Hedin, and Y. S. Joe, March 24, 2018.
  • Indiana Academy of Science spring meeting, Indianapolis, Ind., “Charge Transport through Tilted Double-Stranded DNA Molecules,” E. Halliwell, E. R. Hedin, and Y. S. Joe, March 24, 2018.
  • American Physical Society March Meeting, Los Angeles, Calif., “Negative Differential Resistance Behavior on Charge Transport through Strained and Tilted DNA Molecules,” Y. S. Joe, E. R. Hedin, and S. Malakooti, March 5-9, 2018.
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference
    & Expo, San Antonio, Texas, “Data-Based Assessment of Wind Power Feasibility,” E. R. Hedin, Oct. 15-18, 2017.
  • Ohio-Region Section of the American Physical Society meeting, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich., “Flux-Dependent Circular Currents in a Meta-Connected Nano-Ring,” E. R. Hedin and Y. S. Joe, May 5-6, 2017.
  • Ohio-Region Section of the American Physical Society fall meeting, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich., “Interplay of Electric Fields and Strain Effects on Charge Transport through DNA,” Y. S. Joe, E. R. Hedin, and S. Malakooti, May 5-6, 2017.
  • Ohio-Region Section of the American Physical Society fall meeting, Bowling Green University,
    Ohio, “Evaluation of Wind Power for Ball State University,” E. R. Hedin, Oct. 7-8, 2016.
  • Indiana Academy of Science spring meeting, Indianapolis, Ind., “Wind Power Potential for Central Delaware County, IN,” E. R. Hedin, March 26, 2016.
  • American Physical Society, Baltimore, Md., “Resonant Transmission through Serially Connected Hexagonal Nanorings with Magnetic Flux Effects,” E. R. Hedin and Y. S. Joe, March 14-18, 2016.

        Research Interests

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


        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
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