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 Wen's Research Group​

Dec. 2022: Dr. Zhang group received NJIT’s 2022 Technology Innovation Translation and Acceleration (TITA) Program Funding ($75,000) for developing high-efficient inactivation of airborne viruses using a microwave-enabled air filtration system

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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Jan. 2023: Decoupling Electron- and Phase-Transfer Processes to Enhance Electrochemical Nitrate-to-Ammonia Conversion by Blending Hydrophobic PTFE Nanoparticles within the Electrocatalyst Layer 

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.

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