Chemistry Faculty:  Stuart Chalk, Ph.D.

Dr. Stuart Chalk

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office: Science & Engineering (Building 50), Room 3514

Lab: Science & Engineering (Building 50), Room 3512

Phone: (904) 620-1938



Bachelor of Science - Loughborough University (UK) 1988

Ph.D. - University of Massachusetts at Amherst 1994

Postdoctural Research - Duquesne University, Pittsburgh 1994-1996


Dr. Chalk teaches Modern Analytical Chemistry, Quantitative Analytical Chemistry, Senior Seminar, Chemometrics, Structure Elucidation, General Chemistry I, and Chemical Information Science.

Research Interests

Dr. Chalks research is focused on the following areas in chemical informatics, semantic chemistry, and scientific data models:

Current Projects

  • Development of the ChemExtractor - automated extract of property data from PDF files (funded by Springer Materials)
  • Development of a semantic units repository to support scientific big data (funded by NIST)
  • Development of a data model to represent scientific property data
  • Migration of the IUPAC Gold Book website to a new database driven version - IUPAC Project
  • Design and development of a web based teaching tool for informatics - ChemCurator

Research Group

  • Stuart Chalk - PHP/JavaScript programming, data model design, IUPAC Gold Book Project
  • Tatum Schumann - Units project
  • Julianne Rotne - Natural Language Processing (NLP) for identification of chemical terms
  • Zeina Abdouch, Alex Altimore, Saaniya Bagdadi, Avery Dalton, Beth Haslam, Alex Locurto, Jessica Mamallapalli, Sara Rutten, Katherine Skinner, and Sadie Thurston - ChemExtractor (Phase3)