Award-Winning Physics Researcher Calls Cedarville University Home

Cedarville University Physics Xidong Chen

Photo caption: Associate Professor of Physics, Xidong Chen, Ph.D. Photo credit: Scott L. Huck/ Cedarville University

by Public Relations

September 15, 2010

Xidong Chen, Ph.D. serves as associate professor of physics and has been at Cedarville University since 2001. His education includes earning his bachelor’s degree from Shandong University in 1989, master’s degree from the Institute of Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1992 and doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997. Chen also holds a special term appointment at Argonne National Laboratory. His research interests include medium-range order in amorphous materials, fluctuation electron microscopy, interface roughness and dynamical surface growth. He is a member of the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Chen has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his research in many conferences. He was also a recipient of the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008.

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