Wan is an assistant professor of animal and dairy science at UW–Platteville. Her primary 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. Wan’s position is funded by the Dairy Innovation Hub.
This project aims to establish research capacities in quality evaluation of dairy products after cold plasma treatments using texture, color, and microbial analysis using additional equipment. These equipment are: a TAXT PlusC texture analyzer to assess the behavior of samples during chewing, a Hunterlab ColorFlex EZ Colorimeter to quantify color measurements, and a Stomacher 400 Circulator to extract microbes from samples for microbial analysis.