After graduation, from June 1991 to June 1992, he worked with Edward S. Yeung as a postdoctoral research fellow at Ames Laboratory (Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa USA) developing laser-induced fluorescence detection schemes for CE. In 1992, Dr. Milofsky joined the faculty at Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO. Presently, he is an full professor of chemistry at Fort Lewis College. Dr. Milofsky has authored more than 20 publications (many with Fort Lewis College students) in the peer-reviewed literature on topics including electrically driven liquid phase separations, photochemical reaction detection, chemiluminescence detection, synthesis of long-chain primary alcohols and the use of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for the analysis of simulated Martian soils. In addition to his publications, Dr. Milofsky has given more than 40 presentations at national and regional meetings of the American Chemical Society (ACS), research universities and DOE laboratories on topics including detection of primary and secondary atmospheric pollutants, detection of steroids in biological fluids, and the use of luminescence and photochemistry for trace analysis of atmospherically and biologically important species. Numerous grants from agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Petroleum Research Fund, the Research Corporation, and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus foundation have supported Dr. Milofsky’s research efforts. In addition to his scholarship and teaching activities at Fort Lewis College, Dr. Milofsky has served as a commissioner (appointed by the Governor) on the Southern Ute/Colorado Environmental Commission, as a consultant to several local companies, as a science fair judge and as a research mentor to several science fair students.
In addition to his professional work, Dr. Milofsky and his wife Amy are passionate backcountry skiers, hikers, mountain and road bikers and trail runners. Both have traveled extensively including multiple trips to East Africa (climbing, safari and service related trips), the middle East, Asia (including China, Bhutan, Thailand, Cambodia, South Korea, Mongolia and India), Europe, South and Central America and the Antarctic peninsula . These travel experiences, combined with Dr. Milofsky’s background in atmospheric chemistry (and time spent at CU Boulder and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science – CIRES) have heightened Dr. Milofsky’s interest in gaining a better understanding of the ecosystems of the San Juan Mountains and SW Colorado. Dr. Milofsky is passionate about scientific research, and dissemination of scientific data to the public, in order to allow people to gain a better understanding of their environs. The mission of and work conducted by MSI mesh well with Dr. Milofsky’s background, interest and enthusiasm in environmental science.