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The Wen Zhang's research group integrates nanotechnology and environmental engineering disciplines into the research and education. The goals of Dr. Zhang's research group are to apply interdisciplinary knowledge to address the challenges that our society is facing in environmental sustainability and water-energy nexus (WEN). The technical approaches that Dr. Zhang's group specializes in include:

  1. Material characterization at nanoscale using atomic force microscope (AFM).
  2. Novel and environmentally benign nanomaterial development for environmental applications. 
  3. UV and visible light-driven photocatalytic processes for renewable energy and pollutant degradation;
  4. Microalgae harvesting for water decontamination and biofuel production.


Contact Information

Wen Zhang, Ph.D., P.E.

John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

New Jersey Institute of Technology

323 Martin Luther King Blvd. Newark, NJ 07102
Office Phone: (973) 596-5520

Fax: (973) 596-5790