Wade Research, Inc., is a professional consulting business, incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in November 1992, dedicated to providing cost-effective geochemical and oceanographic research services to a variety of private and public organizations such as industrial clients and law firms.
(Photo: A drilling platform at sunset in the Gulf of Mexico)
Wade Research, Inc. (WRI) was founded under the guiding principles that high level technical services for organic biogeochemistry and petroleum geosciences can be both cost effective and technically effective at the same time. Dr. Michael J. Wade is Principal Scientist of Wade Research, Inc.TM. Dr. Wade is an internationally recognized organic geochemist with 40 years of post-doctoral experience and over 50 post-baccalaureate years of strong technical and project management experience in a variety of research programs with special emphasis on study of petroleum pollution in the environment. He regularly provides expert forensic services both through deposition process as well as court testimony in the areas of environmental contamination, including assessment of sources of contamination, identification of petroleum product types and age-dating of petroleum product releases. Dr. Wade has extensive peer-reviewed technical publication experience and is the author of a text book chapter on forensic geochemistry. In addition, recently Dr. Wade has authored three highly regarded peer-reviewed journal editorial opinions on aspects of the technical execution of environmental forensic investigations.
It remains the company's intention to preserve the small business nature of WRI to ensure always that we can provide fast, technically responsive and cost-effective geochemical services to our clients.