James Claycomb

Professor of Physics


  • PhD in Physics University of Houston
  • MS in Physics University of Houston
  • BS in Physics University of Houston

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Physics I
  • Astronomy
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Modern Physics
  • Modern Physics Lab (Junior Lab)
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Senior Seminar
  • Biophysics
  • Physics of Sound
  • College Algebra
  • Math for Critical Thinking

Teaching Focus

Dr. Claycomb’s teaching interests include General Physics, Biophysics and Astronomy, teaching Senior Seminars in Computational Physics as well as Concepts in Modern Physics.

Additional Information

His research interests involve magnetic measurements using Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) magnetometers. Dr. Claycomb has published textbooks in Biophysics and Applied Electromagnetics. He has also published 35 journal articles on the application of SQUID’s for Chemical, Biological and Medical Physics, Self Organized Criticality (SOC) and Electromagnetic Modeling. Topics include Eddy Current Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE), Linear and Nonlinear Dielectric Spectroscopy of Living Cells, Impedance Magnetocardiography (IMCG), as well as the detection of magnetic fields produced by combustion and electrochemical reactions.

Dr. Claycomb seeks to involve undergraduate students in research and is currently the adviser for the HBU chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS). He has also served as adjunct Instructor of Physics at the University of Houston while conducting research at the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH.

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