Richard Flarend

Associate Professor of Physics

Penn State Altoona 
Division of Mathematics and Natural Science
Physics Department

Penn State Altoona
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 949-5744
(814) 949-5011 (fax)


office hours

Tuesday and Thursday 3pm – 4:30pm



Home Energy Audit



Physics 1 – General Physics


Physics 150 – Technical Physics I (Mechanics, Fluids, Heat)


Physics 212 – Electricity and Magnetism


Physics 213 – Fluids, Sound, Waves, Heat




Ph.D., Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, August, 1997.

Purdue Rare Isotope Laboratory
Dissertation title: "Aluminum-26 as a Biological Tracer Using Accelerator Mass Spectrometry"

M.S., Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, May, 1993.

B.S. with Honors, Department of Physics, Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA, May, 1991.



curriculum vitae



research interests

Accelerator Mass Spectrometry

Bioavailability of Aluminum from Food and Drugs




other interests

Spooktacular Science

AAPT National Apparatus Competition


American Association of Physics Teachers

Purdue Rare Isotope Measurement Laboratory

American Association of Physicist in Medicine

Physics Instructional Resource Association

American Physical Society

Central Pennsylvania Section of the AAPT

Table of Nuclides

Centers for Disease Control

National Vaccine Program Office

Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Banking

Science Toys


The Wild Goose Company