Jonathan W Engle PhD, MS

Assistant Professor

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Jonathan W. Engle is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medical Physics and Radiology at the University of Wisconsin. He specializes 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. Dr. Engle 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.


  • Undergraduate:
    • Colorado College (Denver, CO) - 2002
    • University of Utah, (Salt Lake City, UT) - 2007
  • Graduate: University of Utah, (Salt Lake City, UT) - 2006
  • Post Doc: Univerity of Wisconsin (Madison, WI) - 2011