The Cyclotron Research Group in the Department of Medical Physics makes radionuclides for medical diagnosis, disease treatment, and fundamental scientific inquiry. We apply these unique materials to imaging and tracking cancer therapies, monitoring pancreatic beta cells for diabetes relief, developing imaging techniques that can detect nociceptive pain, and studying materials that can contain the molten salt cores of next-generation nuclear reactor designs. In the process of studying these applications, we routinely make measurements that add to nuclear data repositories,  develop new materials for accelerator targetry, and explore new radiochemical isolation strategies for no-carrier-added production of new and interesting radionuclides.

Please contact Jonathan Engle ( to inquire about joining our group. We are actively looking for graduate researchers and postdocs.