W. Alexander Donald is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemistry at UNSW Sydney who is developing and applying analytical and mass spectrometry methodologies with an emphasis on problems in chemistry and biochemistry.
Graduate of University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D., 2010). Postdoctoral Fellow & Centenary Research Fellow, University of Melbourne (2010-2012). Lecturer, UNSW Sydney (2013). Senior Lecturer, UNSW Sydney (2016). Associate Professor, UNSW Sydney (2020). ARC Future Fellowship (2020). Scientia Associate Professor (2021).
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemists Prize for Young Chemists (2011). New South Wales Fresh Science Finalist (2013). ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2013). Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry Michael Guilhaus Research Award (2015). RACI Physical Chemistry Division Lectureship (2016). RACI Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Division Peter W. Alexander Medal (2016). Emerging Investigator, Analytical Methods (2015), The Analyst (2016), and The Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (2017). Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry Bowie Medal (2019). The Analytical Scientist 2020 Power List (2020). ARC Future Fellowship (2020).
Vice President, Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (2020-current). Past Chair, RACI NSW Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Group (2020-current). Treasurer, Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (2016-2020). Chair, RACI NSW Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Group (2017-2020). Member, ANZSMS and RACI.
WA Donald, Cracking post-translational modification codes in high molecular definition; ARC Future Fellowship; 2020-2023
AJ Trevitt, WA Donald, C Jouvet; New laser and mass spectrometry methods for detecting protonation isomers; ARC Discovery Projects; 2020-2022
WA Donald, CT Supuran; Ultrasensitive chemical analysis of single cells by mass spectrometry; ARC Discovery Project; 2019-2021
WA Donald, CT Supuran; Rapid, Ultra-sensitive Protein Structure Elucidation by Mass Spectrometry; ARC Discovery Project; 2016-2018