Gardo Blado, PhD

Contact:

Office Address: SCI 217
Phone: (281) 649-3187

gblado@hbu.edu
Professor of Physics

Education

  • BS Physics, University of the Philippines
  • MS Physics, Purdue University
  • PhD in Physics, Purdue University

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Introductory Algebra
  • College Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Physics for the Liberal Arts Mind
  • Principles of Physics I
  • Principles of Physics II
  • General Physics II
  • Mechanics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Mathematical Methods for Science and Engineering
  • Senior Seminar (Special Topic: Particle Physics)
  • Senior Seminar (Special Topic: Topics in Classical Physics)
  • Senior Seminar (Laboratory Project)
  • Senior Seminar Project
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I
  • Special Topics: Medical Physics
  • Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics I and II

Teaching Focus

Dr. Blado's teaching interest is in the use of pedagogical methods to enhance active learning in the classroom. He uses Eric Mazur's Peer Instruction method with the Classroom Performance System, Collaborative Problem Solving and microcomputer-based laboratory experiments. His area of specialization is in theoretical physics.

Additional Information

Dr. Blado has done research in theoretical particle physics, theoretical chemistry and physics education. He developed introductory physics courses designed to help students prepare well for the MCAT physics test.

At HBU, Dr. Blado is a member of the Faculty Spiritual Retreat Committee, Research and Development Council, Curriculum, Learning Resources, Assessment/Effectiveness Committees, and was the Faculty Assembly Representative of the College of Science and Mathematics.

Dr. Blado has been nominated twice for the Opal Goolsby Teaching Award at HBU