Dr. John Engdahl

Donald V. Fites Chair in Engineering

Dr. John EngdahlAfter graduating from the University of Michigan (B.S., M.S., Ph. D.), Dr. John Engdahl spent more than four years working on spacecraft instruments, isotope separation and defense-related projects at TRW Defense and Space Systems before spending the next 22 years of his career in the field of nuclear medicine.  He has held the titles of manager of nuclear projects engineering for GE Medical Systems, as well as radiologic physicist for nuclear medicine at Henry Ford Hospital and vice president of clinical science for Sopha Medical Systems. Dr. Engdahl has also owned and operated his own consulting company, Applied Nuclear Imaging. Most recently, he worked as the director of advanced research for Siemens Nuclear Medicine Group. 

Due to his extensive work in the field of medical imaging and medical physics, Dr. Engdahl holds 19 issued patents and has one application pending. 

Dr. Engdahl joined the Bradley faculty in 2004. He was named the Donald V. Fites Chair of Engineering and Technology, an honor that was established to commemorate Fites, a former chairman and chief executive officer of Caterpillar Inc. who also served as chairman of Bradley’s Centennial Campaign.

 “It is a great honor to be the Donald V. Fites Chair in the College of Engineering and Technology at Bradley University,” Dr. Engdahl said.  “Mr. Fites was a visionary business leader for Caterpillar Inc., where excellence in technology and business maintain an industry giant. I am pleased that the Chair endowed in his honor affords me the opportunity to share my own experiences in combining engineering, technology and business with the students at Bradley University.”