With guidance from Professor Helen McNally, whom he credits for his success, Eric Milligan was able to intern with Bruker Nano, one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies. He followed his internship up with a full-time job offer and within just a couple of years, he was promoted to his current position of development engineer.
In his job at Bruker Nano, Milligan has the opportunity do many things. He serves as primary system test resource for automated atomic force microscope development, provides design impact and collaborates with project engineers to ensure that systems meet performance goals, develops acceptance test protocols and performs source inspections and more. His passion for nanotechnology was recognized, earning him the Gold Award of Excellence for the successful development of InSight-450 & InSight 2013 3DAFM Systems.
Milligan shared that without the College’s strong technical background, hands-on learning and the mentorship he received from Professor McNally, his career path would not have been so clearly defined.
This profile was written for the Early Career Award program in 2015.