Analytical Abstracts would like to welcome a new Advisory Board member to the Board: Dr Stuart Chalk.
Dr. Stuart J. Chalk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Chalk’s research emphasis is in the areas of environmental monitoring, XML tools for Chemical Informatics, linked chemical data, and the semantic web. Dr. Chalk joined UNF in 1996. Since then he has received an Undergraduate Teaching Award, published the first two UNF patents, and was co-PI on an NSF funded grant for the Analytical Sciences Digital Library (http://www.asdlib.org), a digital library for the enhancement of analytical science education. In 1997 he created the Flow Analysis Database, an online resource for searching the flow analysis literature (http://www.fia.unf.edu/).
Currently, Dr. Chalk is working on colorimetric methods of analysis for the determination of cyanide, nitrate/nitrite and phosphate/arsenate. He is the software and metadata architect of an open source electronic laboratory notebook called the Eureka Research Workbench and designer of the Experiment Markup Language (ExptML), a markup language created to capture and store research data from scientific experiments (http://exptml.sourceforge.net). Dr. Chalk is also one of the authors of the Lower St. Johns River Report (http://www.sjrreport.com), a City of Jacksonville Environmental Protect Board grant, and is the curator/developer of the UNF Environmental Center’ Digital Archive project.
Stuart joins the rest of the Advisory Board in the oversight of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s premier current awareness and information retrieval service for analytical scientists.