Our Team - Callie Seaman


Dr. Callie Seaman (PhD) – Director/Formulation Chemist

Dr Callie Seaman is a veteran of the hydroponic industry with over 20 years experience in the field. She has applied her academic qualifications to the formulation and manufacturing methodology of a wide range of successful hydroponic, soil and coco products. Callie is a driven academic who has had research papers and academic studies published around the world. She is a regular technical contributor to a number of hydroponic specific publications and is highly regarded in the industry as a reference point for definitive plant information.

First studying for a degree in Biomedical Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University, during which she worked at GlaxoSmithKline, she went on to complete her PhD with her final thesis “The investigation of nutrient solutions for hydroponic growth of plants”. During her PhD she became director of and helped to establish Aqualabs Ltd along with long time work colleague Simon Spinks; creating the Shogun and Silver Bullet range of products. In 2018 she continued at Sheffield Hallam with a Post Doctorate role monitoring metal uptake into Soya crops.

Callie’s speciality is formulation chemistry and it is her expertise that allows some of the real innovations in our products to be formulated together into stable, high performance products. She has vast nutrient formulation experience, having worked with Simon at Aquaculture on brands such as VitaLink, HALO, Amsterdam Indoors and was instrumental in the scaling up of production for the VitaLink brand in 2008.

Callie’s understanding of plant chemistry is second to none, and her access to global research in plant science has led to huge innovations in the formulation of the Shogun range of nutrients. She also leads product and field testing for AquaLabs, ensuring our product performance is verifiable, data driven and remains consistent to the high standards we set.

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