Dr. Zifan Wan

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Contact Info

Pioneer Tower
1 University Plz
Platteville, WI 53818-3001

Campuses and Colleges

  • UW-Platteville
  • Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture

Department Info

Assistant Professor
Pioneer Tower
Assistant Professor of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences



Dr. Zifan Wan is an Assistant Professor of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences in the UW-Platteville School of Agriculture. After receiving her B.S. (2015) from Purdue University and Ph.D. (2019) in Food Science from Iowa State University, Zifan joined the University of Tennessee Knoxville as a postdoctoral researcher. In Fall 2021, Zifan joined UW-Platteville as a tenure-track faculty member supported by the Wisconsin Dairy Innovation Hub, engaging in research, outreach, and teaching. Specifically, her research interest is in the application of non-thermal technologies for enhanced food safety and quality to achieve sustainable manufacturing goals. In addition, her research focuses on the utilization of food by-products and wastes for production of value-added ingredients. She has published 18 peer-reviewed journal articles and is an active reviewer for multiple journals.