Phoenix Nuclear Labs


Phoenix Employee Feature

July 28th, 2017 | Filed under: News

We’re celebrating the incredible staff at Phoenix by featuring an employee’s story each month. Read more to learn about Phoenix’s Systems Engineer Dave Petersen.

Success shines on a pair of Monona businesses

January 28th, 2016 | Filed under: News

Yes, it is rocket science: The past couple of months have been very, very good for a pair of up-and-coming Monona businesses: SHINE Medical Technologies and Phoenix Nuclear Laboratories.

Both were founded by Gregory Piefer, who has a doctorate in nuclear engineering and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, physics and computer engineering from the UW-Madison.


SHINE: New Production Process Helps Imaging Isotope Shortage

January 7th, 2016 | Filed under: News

As aging nuclear reactors require increased maintenance, and even shut down completely, the strain on their production is being felt far beyond the energy industry: inside oncology and cardiac clinics. But help is on the way.


Neutron accelerator’s versatility will make for better patient care – UWIRE

October 14th, 2015 | Filed under: News

Originally Posted on The Badger Herald » News via UWIRE

With the power to create nuclear fusion as well as breakthroughs in the medical field, engineers at Phoenix Nuclear Labs look to make a difference with their high power neutron accelerator. 

Rayton Solar Raises $1 Million to Produce the World’s Cheapest Energy Using PNL Technology

June 16th, 2015 | Filed under: News

U.S.-based Rayton Solar Inc is en route to revolutionize the world – by making solar energy cheaper than energy produced by fossil fuels. To date they have raised over one million dollars in seed funding.

Phoenix Nuclear Labs is the exclusive supplier of the particle accelerator or, “laser beam.”

A Video of Phoenix Nuclear Labs by Monona Community Media

May 27th, 2015 | Filed under: News

Phoenix Nuclear Labs offers a big ‘Thank You’ to Monona Community Media, 98.7FM WVMO, and the Monona East Side Business Alliance for creating our new promotional video. Take a look and let us know what you think.

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Monona East Side Business Alliance

PNL Welcomes Mike Harsh to its Scientific Advisory Board

May 8th, 2015 | Filed under: News

PNL is excited to announce Mr. Mike Harsh as an addition to its Scientific Advisory Board. Mr. Mike Harsh is the co-founder of Terapede Systems, a digital x-ray detector start-up, a member of the Board of Directors of FloDesign Sonics, and a consultant to start-ups in the medical device industry. He served as GE Healthcare’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, leading the global Science and Technology Organization and its research and development teams in diagnostics, healthcare IT, and life sciences. Mike was appointed to this position in 2009. He also served as Vice President and Executive Advisor for GE…read more +

PNL’s Senior Control Engineer as National Instrument’s LabVIEW Champion

March 11th, 2015 | Filed under: News

Phoenix Nuclear Labs is proud to employ a diverse team of hard workers. Our employees’ expertise include a wide range of skills that are helping to transition PNL from an R/D laboratory into a commercial manufacturer. PNL’s Senior Control Engineer, Casey Lamers, is a prime example of the superiority of talent within the company. In February 2015, Casey was recognized by National Instruments as one of its LabVIEW Champions. According to the integrated software company, a LabVIEW Champion is a “top tier, National Instruments Platform enthusiast who has been recognized by National Instruments for their exceptional application…read more +

PNL Using Neutrons to Save Lives

December 30th, 2014 | Filed under: News

One of the greatest threats to ground troops today is improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Methods used for detecting these devices are low-tech, dangerous, and time-consuming, often relying on visual identification or explosives-sniffing dogs. Therefore the U.S. military is eager to find a reliable technology that can detect these devices from a distance and alert moving troops, before they arrive at the IED location.

Any effective solution must be portable, reliable, durable, and extremely sensitive at a large standoff distance. Neutron-based, explosive-detection technologies have been tried in the past. However, due to relatively weak neutron source strength, detection standoff distances have…read more +

SHINE Medical Announces Mo-99 Supply Agreement

November 4th, 2014 | Filed under: News

Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc., a global leader in developing, manufacturing, selling and distributing innovative diagnostic imaging agents, and SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc., a Wisconsin-based company dedicated to being the world leader in safe, clean, affordable production of medical isotopes, today announced that the companies have entered into a strategic agreement for the future supply of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99).

The supply agreement, which marks Lantheus’ first with a prospective U.S. supplier of Mo-99, demonstrates both companies’ ongoing commitment to ensuring that the medical imaging community has future reliable and secure…read more +