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Boyan Peshlov

Imaging Technologies Team Lead at Monsanto


Summary
A Ph.D. Chemical (Biomedical) Engineer with multi-disciplinary experience specializing in device and
application development for the agricultural and medical device commercial markets. Areas of R&D include
optical hyperspectral imaging, color machine vision, multivariate predictive model development, design of
custom imaging systems.
Specialties
Hyperspectral Imaging, Machine Vision, Image Analysis, Biomedical Spectroscopy, Analytical Chemistry,
Chemometrics, NIR / FT-IR / Fluorescence / NMR Spectroscopy, Medical Device R&D, LC-MS Protein
Chemistry
Experience
Imaging Technologies Team Lead at Monsanto
September 2013 - Present (10 months)
Imaging Optics Engineer at Monsanto
February 2010 - September 2013 (3 years 8 months)
- Developed novel optical hyperspectral imaging applications for seed, plant and tissue culture quality metrics
- Designed and integrated automated high-throughput color and hyperspectral imaging systems for seed and
plant material to enable genetic breeding, manufacturing QA, etc.
Postdoctoral Appointee at Argonne National Laboratory
September 2009 - February 2010 (6 months)
- Data synthesis and analysis of Hg and dioxin national and international reference values.
- Provided EIS support for NSF's Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory
Postdoctoral Scientist at University of Massachusetts Medical School
August 2007 - August 2009 (2 years 1 month)
Develop and validate calibration models for non-invasive measurement of hematocrit, oxygen saturation
and pH from human tissue NIR spectra
Perform multivariate statistical analysis by PLS, PCA, Artificial Neural Networks, spatially resolved
spectroscopy models in Matlab
Design and measure tissue phantoms for predictive models development, validation and assessment
Graduate Research Assistant at University of Maine
May 2002 - August 2007 (5 years 4 months)
Developed and validated a NIR spectroscopic methodology for automatic non-invasive larvae infestation
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detection in Maine wild blueberries
Developed and applied modified extraction and purification methods for fruit and insect proteins using
assays, RP-HPLC, ESI LC-MS
Determined chemical moieties related to insect infestation in fruit by FT-IR
Research Assistant at University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2000 - 2002 (2 years)
- Gained a new insight into protein-water interactions and states of water in meat during cooking by low field
1H-NMR spectroscopy
- Analyzed thermal stability of lipids by fluorophore build up using total luminescence Fluorescence
spectroscopy
Languages
Bulgarian
Skills & Expertise
Chemometrics
Fluorescence
Analytical Chemistry
Image Analysis
NIR spectroscopy
NMR spectroscopy
FTIR
Hyperspectral Imaging
Machine Vision
Spectroscopy
UV/Vis
Science
Protein Chemistry
LC-MS
Education
University of Maine
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, 2002 - 2007
Activities and Societies: Graduate Student Association representative
Universitet po hranitelni technologii
MS, Food Technology, 1993 - 1998
Ezikova Gimnazia Pazarzhik
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Honors and Awards
First place presentation - The University of Maine Graduate Research Expo, 2005, 2006
Interests
international charity volunteering, traveling and culture, digital photography, skiing, reading
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Boyan Peshlov
Imaging Technologies Team Lead at Monsanto
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