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, he joined Seacoast Science, Inc., located in Carlsbad, CA. He led the development work to commercialize the Mini-GC product, which was successfully launched in August 2009. His responsibilities include sensor product design, development, and testing, and proposal development. Prior to that, Bill worked at Quantum Group Inc. in San Diego for seven years as Production Manager, and then was promoted to Director of Quality Assurance.
Bill has served as Secretary to the San Diego Section of ACS since 2004. In 2007, he chaired the subgroup tasked with writing new product certification protocols under UL 2035 – Single Station Gas Detectors. He is a lifetime member of Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society), the American Society for Quality, and the International Society of Automation. 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.