About us

QUEL (Pronunciation: /kɛl/) Imaging, LLC was established in 2019 by a student-faculty team from the Center for Imaging Medicine, part of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. We provide world-leading expertise in biomedical optics. Our unique knowledge-base and portfolio of innovative tools enable optical diagnosis and treatment. We aim to partner with both device manufacturers and medical professionals to develop quantifiable imaging platforms.


Ethan LaRochelle, PhD

CEO, Co-founder

Ethan received his PhD from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College in 2020. His research focuses on in vivo biomedical optical imaging and spectroscopy. He has previous industry experience in cloud-based infrastructure development and data analysis.

Brian Pogue, PhD

President, Co-founder

Brian is the MacLean Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth and an adjunct professor of surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers in the areas of monitoring cancer therapy with optical signals, surgery, medicine, medical oncology, and radiotherapy.

Alberto Ruiz

CTO, Co-founder

Alberto is a PhD Innovations Fellow at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. His research aims to develop hardware for optical dosimetry. Alberto has extensive experience in the areas of LED manufacturing and circuit design.