DepartmentChemistry, Physics and Engineering Department
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty



  • Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
  • B.S., University of California, Irvine


John Silzel serves at Biola University as Professor of Chemistry after 18 years developing new technologies for biomedical research and medical diagnostics. In addition to teaching, Silzel pursues research interests which include the application of sensors and new signal processing method to chemical analyses and to the musical arts, especially the dynamics of bowed string instruments. His personal website may be found at

Research Interests

  • Chemical analysis
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing


  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry I and II
  • Physics II
  • Circuits
  • Data Analysis
  • Computer Techniques for Scientists and Engineers
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