Chris Shade PhD is the founder and owner of Quicksilver Scientific. Quicksilver Scientific is an analytical laboratory that specializes in mercury speciation analysis. The company is founded on advanced, patented technology that is completely scaleable and automated. This means Quicksilver’s methods can easily handle various sample quantities. This also means that the Quicksilver method requires less labor, which in turn lowers the cost of analysis.
Mercury speciation analysis is a process that separates and measures forms of mercury. The Quicksilver method utilizes superior chemistries to provide the best accuracy and precision in the industry.
Dr. Shade developed the patented Liquid Chromatographic Mercury Speciation technology used at Quicksilver Scientific, while conducting his Ph.D. dissertation work with adviser Robert Hudson at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.