Jonathan T. Elliott

Jonathan T. Elliott

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Engineering



My research focuses on enhancing the surgeon’s ability to discriminate between malignant and normal tissue. Specifically, I am discovering new ways to exploit tumor-specific contrast based on molecular expression, metabolism and ultrastructure; engineering devices to image these sources of contrast in an intraoperative setting and innovating and testing ways to maximize the impact of these images through data visualization, vision science, and augmented reality. My work directly interfaces with ongoing clinical investigations in the Neurosurgery Department and Center for Surgical Innovation at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.


Research Interests

Optics in medicine, molecular guided surgery, tracer kinetic modeling, multimodal imaging, photodynamic therapy, near-infrared spectroscopy, structured light scatteroscopy.

Current Research Projects


Selected Publications



In Dartmouth Engineer Magazine