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. 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, launched in August 2009, and Go Direct Mini-GC launched in Spring 2020. Previously, he chaired the subgroup to write new alarm certification protocols under UL 2035 – Single Station Gas Detectors, served as┬áDirector of Quality Assurance at Quantum Group Inc. in San Diego.

Bill is a member of the American Chemical Society, where he is a member of the San Diego Section executive committee and in his sixteenth year as Secretary to the Section. He is a lifetime member of Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society). He has authored or coauthored 26 U.S. patents and over 75 journal articles and presentations in chemical sensing, process control and materials production.