Edward B. Flint

Associate Professor

Olin Hall 203
(309) 677-3033
eflint@bradley.edu

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A.B., Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

Biography

Edward Flint started his chemical career at Kenyon College, where he studied lead and manganese chemistry with Professor Gordon Johnson. He then moved on to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied sonoluminescence, light emitted from solutions that are subjected to high-intensity ultrasound, with Professor Ken Suslick. After a postdoctoral stay in Tübingen, Germany with Professor Harald Suhr studying laser-induced chemical vapor deposition and a year teaching Chemistry at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, he came to Bradley University in 1992.

Teaching

Edward teaches courses and labs in general, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry. Courses he is currently teaching include:

  • General Chemistry I & II and associated laboratory courses
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry and lab
  • Analytical Chemistry laboratory
  • Chemistry and Civilization
  • Chemical Group Theory

Scholarship

Dr. Flint studies a wide range of chemical topics, including the chemical effects of ultrasound, coordination polymers, microscale analytical chemistry, chemical vapor deposition, X-Ray crystallography, and group theory. Two current areas of research are highlighted below.

Synthesis and Characterization of Doped TiO2 films and powders.

We synthesize doped TiO2 powders by a variety of procedures, including hydrolysis, chemical vapor deposition, and ultrasonic irradiation of chemical precursors. We then, in collaboration with the Department of Physics at Bradley University and others, characterize the powders and films we have made. Students have presented this work at the annual Bradley Research Expo and at Local meetings of scientific societies.

Synthesis and Characterization of Coordination Polymers

Coordination polymers are materials made with both inorganic and organic components that self-organize into crystalline structures as a consequence of the coordination chemistry of the metal ions that are used. Examples of 1D, 2D, and 3D structures have been made, and work is ongoing to characterize these materials.. Students have presented this work at the annual Bradley Research Expo and at Local meetings of scientific societies.

Selected Publications

  1. K. S. Suslick and E. B. Flint, "Sonoluminescence from Nonaqueous Liquids", Nature, 1987, 333, 553.
  2. E. B. Flint and K. S. Suslick, "Sonoluminescence from Non-aqueous Liquids: Emission from Small Molecules", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1989, 111, 6987.
  3. E. B. Flint and K. S. Suslick, "Sonoluminescence from Alkali Metal Salt Solutions", Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1991, 95, 1484.
  4. E. B. Flint and K. S. Suslick, "The Temperature of Cavitation", Science, 1991, 253, 1397.
  5. E. B. Flint, J. Messelhäuser, and H. Suhr, "Laser-induced CVD of Rhodium", Applied Physics A, 1991, A53(5), 430‑6.
  6. Flint, E.B., Kortz, C.L., Taylor, M.A., “Microscale pH Titrations Using an Automatic Pipet”, Journal of Chemical Education, 2002, 77, 705.
  7. Jeff M Reising; Phuong N Nguyen; Edward B Flint; Dean J. Campbell Chemical flags: red, white, blue, and beyond.” Chemical Educator 2007, 12(2), 85-88.
  8. Flint, E. B. “Teaching Point-Group Symmetry with 3D Models”. Journal of Chemical Education 2011, 88, 907.
  9. Slater, K.A., Andersh, B., Flint, E.B., Ferrence, G.M. 6-Phenyloxane-2,4-dione Acta Cryst. (2013) E69, o69.

Selected Off-Campus Presentations

  1. Harrison, N. L*., Flint, E. B., Kimberlin, K. R., Wang, P. W., Lozano, J., Illinois State Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Illinois State Academy of Sciences, Galesburg, IL, "Chemical Vapor Deposition of TiO2,” (March 2012).
  2. Kellogg, A. D.*, Flint, E. B., Illinois State Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Illinois State Academy of Sciences, Galesburg, IL, "Coordination Polymers,” (March 2012).
  3.   Alleman, T. J.*, Flint, E. B., Illinois State Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting. Illinois State Academy of Sciences, Galesburg, IL, "Coordination Polymers of Copper Tetramers,” (March 2012).
  4. Brashler, K. T.*, Flint, E. B., Illinois State Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Illinois State Academy of Sciences, Galesburg, IL, "Emission Spectra from Electrical Arc, Hollow Cathode Lamp, and Flame Sources,” (March 2012).
  5. Hinman, J. J.*, Flint, E. B., Illinois State Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Illinois State Academy of Sciences, Galesburg, IL, "Terephthalate Based Coordination Polymers,” (March 2012).

Service

Edward has served on a number of committees at the departmental and college level, including the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Search Committee, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Strategic Planning Committee, and the University Grievance Committee.