William Tolley

Seacoast Science
(858) 780-0978

Bill earned a B.S. and M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Utah and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the Brigham Young University. His research focused on the interactions of inorganic compounds with supercritical fluids. This work led to a patent describing novel processing to purify metals using vapor-phase chemistry. He worked for seven years as Production Manager, and then promoted to Director of Quality Assurance at Quantum Group Inc. in San Diego.

In 2008, Bill joined Seacoast Science, Inc., located in Carlsbad, CA, where he currently is Principal Scientist and Production Manager. He led development of the Mini-GC, which was successfully launched in August 2009. His responsibilities include sensor design and testing, and proposal development. In 2007, he chaired the subgroup to write new alarm certification protocols under UL 2035 – Single Station Gas Detectors. Bill is a member of the American Chemical Society, where he is a member of the San Diego Section executive committee and in his fifteenth year as Secretary to the Section. He is a lifetime member of Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society). He has authored or co-authored 26 U.S. patents and over 75 journal articles and presentations in chemical sensing, process control and materials production.