Edward Flint

Associate Professor

Olin Hall 203
(309) 677-3033

A.B., Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Postdoctoral Associate, Tübingen University, Germany
Visiting Assistant Professor, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH


Dr. Flint teaches courses General, Inorganic, and Analytical Chemistry. His current courses include Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry Lab, Analytical Chemistry lab, and Chemical Group Theory. In the fall semester he usually teaches General Chemistry.


Dr. Flint has worked in a wide array of fields. In graduate school he worked with Professor Kenneth Suslick collecting the first spectra of sonoluminescence from non-aqueous solutions. He continued work with ultrasound upon coming to Bradley, studying its chemical effects on homogenous and heterogeneous systems. He collaborated with Dr. John Kenny (deceased) on the visualization of cellular automata in three-dimensional boxes. He has published papers in the area of chemical education on microscale analytical laboratory experiments and chemical demonstrations. His current research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of coordination polymers that organize metal-based coordination complexes with linking organic compounds. These materials can be used for gas storage, novel magnetic materials and catalysts.


Dr. Flint is currently serving on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Strategic Planning Committee and the University Promotion, Tenure, and Dismissal Committee. He has served as the chairperson of the Heartland Section of the American Chemical Society.