Phoenix Nuclear Labs

Monthly Archives: March 2010

Madison Company Seeks Piece of Isotope Market

March 28th, 2010 | Filed under: News

When he founded Phoenix Nuclear Labs LLC five years ago, Greg Piefer wanted to do something simple – like detect nuclear weapons. But a worldwide shortage of a radioactive isotope used in medical imaging tests has drawn the 33-year-old nuclear engineer to a more complicated task.

PNL President Named One of Wisconsin’s Top 40 Executives Under 40

March 11th, 2010 | Filed under: News

For 33-year-old Greg Piefer, president of Phoenix Nuclear Labs, it’s heady stuff to manage a young company that’s developing nuclear technology for applications in health care, homeland security, and aviation. He’s always been fascinated by science, but his passion for nuclear fusion began with a UW-Madison class taught by Apollo astronaut Harrison Schmitt, an adjunct professor of engineering, and Gerald Kulcinski, a professor of nuclear engineering.