Ling works within the area of Electronics Interconnection on a range of issues concerned with circuit reliability.
Her expertise covers the evaluation of metal corrosion induced electrochemical failure for electronic circuits using different measurements, Surface Insulation Resistance (SIR) testing, Conductive Anodic Filament (CAF) testing, |AC impedance technique, and Resistivity of Solvent Extract (ROSE) testing.
Ling has also extended her expertise to electronic reliability under high voltage (up to 1000V) and condensation harsh environment. She has also investigated the protection performance of conformal coatings for electronic circuits in harsh environments.
Ling has also done work on solderability of new solder alloys, PCB finish materials and component terminations.
Ling is actively engaged with UK industry through her role as head of the Measurement Service for Industry in the area of Electronics Interconnection.