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Thomas C Flood

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Environmental Studies

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-7006
Office: SOS B15A

Curriculum Vitae
Faculty Profile on Departmental Website


Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1/1972
B.S. , Trinity College, 1/1967

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Professor, University of Southern California, 09/01/1988-  
Associate Professor, University of Southern California, 09/01/1978-08/31/1988  
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 09/01/1972-08/31/1978  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Over 35 years Professor Flood researched synthetic and mechanistic organotransition metal chemistry, in an effort to find new ways in which the reactivity of organic molecules is altered in the coordination sphere of metals, and to better understand the mechanisms of new and known organometallic transformations. In recent years his interests have turned to chemical education and course development. He is particularly interested in the science education of non-science majors. Introduction to the philosophical bases of the scientific method, issues of environmental chemistry and sources of energy for society are primary areas of emphasis aimed at a broad preparation of informed and critically thinking citizens for the 21st century.

Research Keywords

chemical education, environmental chemistry, philosophy of science
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