Jonathan Engle, PhD, assistant professor of medical physics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is one of four promising young UW-Madison researchers named a winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Jonathan Engle photo
Jonathan Engle

Engle was nominated by the Department of Energy for his work measuring high-energy neutron excitation functions, providing data crucial to the design of accelerators that produce radionucleotides used to diagnose and treat many diseases.

Since 1996, the awards have honored outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent research careers who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.

Winners are nominated by federal departments and agencies that fund research. The 2019 honorees — about 300 of them — will be recognized at a ceremony in Washington D.C. on July 25.