Cook Physical Science Bldg.
Dept. of Chemistry
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
B.S., Chemistry (with honors), University of California (Berkeley), 1951
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Washington (Seattle), 1955
Post-doctorate, Queen's University of Belfast, N. Ireland, 1957-59
1955-1957 U.S. Army
1959-1961 Associate Physicist, Solid-State Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory
1961-present Chemistry Department, University of Vermont
Honors and Fellowships:
Chairman of Gordon Research Conference on the "Formation and Properties of Metal Hydrides," Tilton School, N.H. July 20-24, 1981. (This was the first of such Gordon Conferences on this topic and the idea originated with TBF. The conference was quite successful and since then, conferences have been held on this theme; i.e., 1983, 1985, ..... 2003).
International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright Program) 1980-1983. Member, for
Three-year period, of International Advisory Board for Chemistry
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 1983present.
Member, International Steering Committee, "Metal Hydrogen Systems" conference, 1982-present.
Indo-American Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1987 (two month period).
Guest Professor, KFA (Jülich, F.R. Germany), Solid State Phys. Inst., the months of January,
1987 through 1992 and summer of 1988.
Doctor of Philosophy, honoris causa, Uppsala University, June 1992.
Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France,
October - November, 1992 and September 1996.
Visiting Professor, Department of Applied Physics, University of Perugia, May 17-21, 1993.
Member, Editorial Board, Intermetallics, 1996-1998
Member, Advisory Board, Materials Science Forum, 1996-2000
Member, Vermont Academy of Science
Consultant, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1988-1995.
Consultant, Mound Laboratory, 1982-1988
Consultant, Aerojet, 1980-1985
Consultant, United Technologies, 2005-present
Author /co-author of 320 papers in referred journals.
Flanagan has concentrated on metal hydride systems for most of his scientific career. Flanagan and his coworkers have investigated H2 absorption/desorption by pure metals, e.g., Ti, Zr, Nb and intermetallic compounds such as LaNi5 and ZrNi using pressure composition isotherms and reaction calorimetry. The understanding of the thermodynamics of these systems have also been a topic of research, e.g., hysteresis, solvus values. The absorption of H2 by Pd and its alloys has also been an active topic of investigation especially the role of defects such as dislocations and internal interfaces. The effect of order in Pd3 Mn on H2 solubilities has been studied and complemented with neutron diffraction, and inelastic neutron scattering.