Brandon Van Leer
Sr. Applications and Business Development Manager
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Brandon Van Leer joined Thermo Fisher Scientific in late 2004 as a Senior Applications Engineer after his tenure at HP as a Materials Engineer in the Imaging and Printing Group. He then led the North American SEM, FIB and Small DualBeam applications team for a number of years. For the past several years, Brandon acted as a business development and product marketing engineer for Thermo Fisher Scientific's Materials & Structural Analysis business unit in the Americas. In recent years, his role has expanded to have a global focus in applications and business development.
Brandon’s professional background has focused largely on materials characterization and development of electronic materials and polymers. He has over 20 years experience in various analytical techniques and over 16 years exploring SEM and FIB. Brandon’s current research interests are in S/TEM sample preparation and 3D characterization of materials using FIB technology. Brandon received his BS in Physics (1988) and his MS in Electrical Engineering (2002) from Oregon State University. He is a member of MSA and IEEE.