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 Wen's Research Group​

Nov. 2022: Dr. Zhang’s patent titled Microwave-assisted Antifouling Membrane Filtration System, U.S. Patent 10,583,402, was selected to be honored as a 2022 Edison Patent Award Winner in the Emerging Technology category at the Council’s 43rd Edison Patent Awards Ceremony

Wen Zhang

Principal Investigator
Associate Professor

Phone: (973) 596-5520 
Fax: (973) 596-5790
Email: wen.zhang@njit.edu

Office Location: Colton Hall 211

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Oct. 2022: Enhanced Microcystis Aeruginosa removal and novel flocculation mechanisms using a novel continuous co-coagulation flotation (CCF)

Wen Zhang is leading the Sustainable Environmental Nanotechnology and Nanointerfaces Laboratory at NJIT. My research at NJIT embraces (1) hybrid atomic force microscope (AFM) for nanoscale characterization of nanomaterials or reactions, such as in situ chemical and electrochemical mapping; (2) Colloidal behavior and interfacial processes for engineered nanomaterials, plastic particulates and nanobubbles in water; (3) Reactive membrane filtration systems enabled by photocatalytic, electrochemical and electromagnetic catalysis for water/wastewater treatment and membrane distillation (MD). My research areas or application areas span from agricultural applications to energy systems such as lithium-ion battery. More details are available at my website: www.wenresearch.com. 

​​My research goals address the climate change challenges in environmental pollution abatement, improved resilience and agricultural systems. For instance, my research incorporates green chemical processes via electrified treatment technologies, nutrient recovery from wastewater, desalination from hyper brines, lithium ion battery repurposing and recovery, microalgae removal, bioaerosol treatment and viral removal, methane emission mitigation and agricultural irrigation using novel nanobubble and hydrogel technologies.

Welcome to Wen's Research Group