Juzhong Tan

Department of Animal and Food Sciences

Juzhong Tan

Assistant Professor, Sensory Science & Food Product Development

Office location:
531 S. College Avenue
048 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716


  • Postdoc – Food Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 2021
  • Postdoc – Food Tribology, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 2018
  • Ph.D. – Food Science – University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2017
  • B.S. – Food Science and Engineering – Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China, 2013

Current Courses

  • ANFS629 - Graduate Student Seminar
  • ANFS 411/611 - Food Science Capstone

Research Interests

My research goal is to integrate novel multidisciplinary technologies into food production and improve the safety and sustainability of the food supply chain from farm to table. The current research interests include: 

  1. Value-added processing of food wastes and development of novel food products/ingredients that promote gut health.
  2. Development of large-scale plasma reactors for food contact surface sanitation, hydroponic farming, and protein modification.
  3. Production and characterization of biochar from agriculture wastes for soil amendment, novel growth media, and climate-smart farming practices.
  4. Robotics and AI-assisted food indoor farming and food processing.
  5. Use numerical simulation to optimize the operations in thermal/nonthermal processing, postharvest processing, and contact surface sanitation.

Professional Activities

  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
  • International Association for Food Protection (IAFP)
  • American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)