Chemistry Faculty:  Stuart Chalk, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Stuart Chalk

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, Structure Elucidation, General Chemistry I, and Chemical Information Science.

Research Interests

Dr. Chalks research is focused on the following areas in analytical chemistry and informatics:

Automated Remote Analytical Chemistry

Our research group focuses on the development of colorimetric assays for environmental and chemoterrorism applications. These include:

  • Phenolphathlin chemistry for cyanide detection
  • Vanadomolybdate chemistry for arsenate detection
  • Vanadomolybdate chemistry for phosphonate detection
  • Microdrop flow analysis systems (currently for cyanide)
  • Nitrite to nitrate reduction using zinc
  • Continuously variable volume reactor (CVVR)


  • Development of a portal for Semantic Computational Chemistry data (with Chemical Semantics Inc.)
  • Development of the ChemExtractor - automated extract of property data from PDF files (funded by Springer Materials)
  • Development of a data model to represent scientific property data

Research Group

  • Stuart Chalk - XML/programming projects
  • Tatum Schumann, Jason Corey, Aila Loyola, Judata Yazigi, Elias Daboul, Marshall Bastien