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William E. Wallace, III, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Professional Activities

Member, Program Committee, 57th American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, May 31 - June 4, 2009, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Instructor, Short Course entitled "An Introduction to MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry of Synthetic Polymers", University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January 29, 2007

Member, Measurements and Standards Committee, American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2004-2007

Coordinator, Polymeric Materials Interest Group, American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 1999-2001


Co-Chair, “Current Challenges in the Mass Spectrometry of Synthetic Macromolecules and Nanoparticles,” Gaithersburg, MD, March 6-7, 2008

Co-Chair, “Future Directions in Soft Ionization of Polymers,” Gaithersburg, MD, November 9-10, 2005

Co-Chair, “Polymer Mass Spectrometry Fall Workshop,” Baltimore, MD, December 9-10, 2004. Co-sponsored by the American Society for Mass Spectrometry

Co-Chair, “Mass Spectrometry of Synthetic Polymer Mixtures Workshop,” Gaithersburg, MD, November 13-14, 2003

Co-Chair, “Quantitative Synthetic Polymer Mass Spectrometry Workshop,” Gaithersburg, MD, November 7-8, 2002

Awards and Honors

  • NIST Bronze Medal (2007)
  • NRC-NIST Postdoctoral Fellowship (1993-1995)
  • Tau Beta Pi
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Materials Research Engineer
Chemical Sciences Div.

Employment History:

2010-Present: Group Leader, Chemical Informatics Research Group, NIST
1995-2010: Materials Research Engineer, Polymers Division, NIST
1993-1995: NRC-NIST Postdoctoral Fellow, Polymers Division, NIST


Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1991

B.S., with honors, Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1986


Phone: 301-975-5886
Fax: 301-975-3670