Jonathan W Engle

Position title: Associate Professor


Phone: +1 608 263 5805 (Lab)

B1303 WIMR Cyclotron Laboratory
1111 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705

Jonathan W. Engle is an assistant professor and cyclotron jockey in the departments of Medical Physics and Radiology at the University of Wisconsin. He has >15 years’ experience in radionuclide production, accelerator targetry and radiochemistry, as an analytical and preparative radiochemist in clinical and pre-clinical positron emission tomography (PET) scanning environments, in the construction of automated radiochemistry modules for routine and novel syntheses, and bringing PET radiotracer production facilities from bare slab to routine production and research activities. He has degrees in Religion, Education, and Physics.

From 2012 – 2016 he was employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science’s Isotope Production Program. With Brookhaven National Lab and international collaborators, the Program supplies the world with Sr-82 for Rb-82 cardiac PET and Ge-68 for PET scanner calibration and for Ge-68/Ga-68 generator production. His research contributed to a national supply of the alpha-therapy isotope Ac-225, to nuclear databases and theoretical models in the 100-800 MeV (incident H+) range, and to novel, large-scale production of many other radionuclides for medical research, neutrino mass measurements, environmental research, national security, nuclear nonproliferation and stockpile stewardship.

In 2016 Dr. Engle accepted a position as an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in the Departments of Medical Physics and Radiology, where he leads the Cyclotron Research Group. His efforts are focused on radiometals production and novel small accelerator targetry, particularly for the production of positron and Auger electron emitting radionuclides like Zr-89, Cu-64, As-72, Y-86, Br-77, Ga-68, Co-55, and Sc-44, among others. In 2016, he received a Department of Energy Early Career Award for research in spallation neutron radionuclide production.

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