Element engineers and scientists possess work experience, advanced degrees, and certifications in many subdisciplines including Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Welding, and Corrosion.

Among other qualifications, Element expert witnesses specialize in:

  • Detecting defects or evidence of abuse
  • Determining physical, mechanical or chemical properties of materials
  • Assisting with subrogation claims
  • Developing precision evidence analysis protocols
  • Determining specification compliance
  • Evaluating patent infringement
  • Delivering detailed and convincing deposition and trial testimony
  • Advanced instrumentation and qualified expertise

In support of our legal and insurance investigations, Element laboratories house highly advanced analytical instrumentation, such as state-of-the-art Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) equipped with ultrathin window Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) systems, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) for molecular analysis.

Supporting lawyers and claims adjusters with complete testing programs

Element laboratories serve individual or groups of legal and insurance customers, including joint plaintiff and defendant investigations for litigating parties. Element engineers are also able to coordinate testing with outside engineering expert, testing, and support firms. Our staff frequently arrange for video documentation of joint investigations; we author articles, testing protocols and issue third party reports with or without expert opinion. Visit our Experts page to browse Element Corrosion Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Metallurgical Engineers, Polymer Engineers, Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Welding Engineers, and more.

Insurance & Litigation

Expert Witness Testing: Industries and Materials 

Industries Served
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Biomedical & Medical Device
  • Fastener Manufacturing
  • Insurance & Legal
  • Manufacturing & Other Industries
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Oil, Gas, & Chemical
  • Other Industries
  • Plastics & Polymers Manufacturing
  • Power Generation
  • Primary Metals & Mining
  • Shipping & Maritime
  • Transportation
  • Wind Power
  • Advanced Materials
  • Aluminum - Al
  • Asphalt & Bitumen
  • Composites
  • Concrete, Stone & Masonry
  • Glass & Glass Fibers
  • Iron - Fe
  • Magnesium - Mg
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Nickel - Ni 
  • Nonmetals 
  • Polymers 
  • Rubber and Elastomers 
  • Steel 
  • Superalloys 
  • Textiles 
  • Copper - Cu 


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