IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing Callan's pioneering contributions to electrical science and technology 1836 Reverend Nicholas Callan (1799-1864), Professor of Natural Philosophy at Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth, contributed significantly to the understanding of electrical induction and the development of the induction coil. He did this through a series of experiments that made inductive transient phenomena visibly clear. The apparatus used in these experiments was replicated in other laboratories. September 2008 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

St Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare (Stoyte House, Maynooth, Ireland