LONDON, UK – July 8, 2016 – Element Materials Technology is strengthening its electronic testing technical capabilities in the Transportation sector through the appointment of Engaged Expert Dr. Shengli Liu at its Wixom, MI location. The IPC-certified engineer has over twenty years of experience working for a wide variety of supply chain partners throughout the automotive industry, as well as the telecommunications industry.

This expansion to Element Wixom’s technical expertise will support clients throughout the automotive supply chain from development through product validation of electronics systems. Aligning with the expansion and capabilities at the Element Warren (MI) facility, Wixom provides testing and inspection of electronics products within the industry. Dr. Shengli Liu is IPC certified, allowing clients to evaluate their product in accordance with industry-critical quality acceptability requirements from a leading global electronics trade association.  

John R. Nelson, Element’s Executive Vice President, Transportation and Industrials, comments: “The exponential increase in electronic-controlled systems in the automotive industry, moving towards autonomous vehicles, demands testing capabilities that support the design and manufacture of next generation systems and components. As more and more electronic hardware is used in the key functionalities of safeguarding, controlling and monitoring products, reliability testing and inspection become more critical. 

“Our Engaged Experts are well-positioned to deliver this critical support to a variety of industries, from research and development through manufacturing. Dr. Shengli Liu has many years of experience in this area, and has consistently shown leadership in promoting materials innovation within manufacturing organizations. Increasing our technical expertise powers the innovation of our clients. In addition, continual improvements to Element’s operational performance reduces testing lead times and enhances the quality of reporting.” 

Element Wixom is a leading Transportation laboratory within the Detroit, MI Automotive hub. In addition to electronics inspection and testing, Element Wixom delivers full-service metallurgical services, including chemical analysis, failure analysis, mechanical and fatigue testing, and consulting services.

About Element: 

Element is a company with a global presence; its laboratories are staffed by experts specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis for the Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Transportation and Industrials sectors. Element’s team of over 1,900 scientists, engineers and technicians work in 57 laboratories located throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. For a complete list of Accreditations & Approvals and more information, please visit

Media Contact: 

Alison Dwyer or Matthew Judge, Smith & Smith PR Ltd., tel: +44 161 927 9487, e-mail:

“Increasing our technical expertise powers the innovation of our clients.”

John R. Nelson

EVP, Transportation & Industrials