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Svetlana (Lana) Zivanovic

Associate Professor
Department of Food Science and Technology


Ph.D. in Food Biochemistry. 2001. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
M.S. in Biotechnology. 1993. University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
B.S. in Food Science and Engineering. 1988. University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Research Area:

Functional carbohydrates

Research Description:

Research interests include:
Characterization and application of biopolymers in food processing and safety
Characterization and application of polysaccharides recognized as beneficial in human diet
Utilization of waste material from food industry for production of value-added products
Currently, research focus is directed toward:
 Development of chitosan antimicrobial films and coatings
Production, characterization, and applications of chitosan films and fibers
Development of extraction procedures and characterization of chitosans from fungal biomass

Application of ultrasound for enhanced extraction and modification of chitin and chitosan from shrimp waste

Dr. Svetlana (Lana) Zivanovic

Contact Information:

Department of Food Science and Technology
2509 River Drive
101 McLeod Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-4539
phone: (865) 974-0844
fax: (865) 974-7332

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