Jun. 2021: Professor Wen Zhang was invited to report for RCR seminar about seeking sustainable pathways for spend lithium-ion batteries.

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Aug. 2021: Dr. Wen Zhang’s team membersjoined the ACS Fall 2021 in Atlanta and presented their research.  

Jul. 2021: Dr. Zhang’s group membersparticipated the first 2021 virtual CAPEES e-poster competition on July 17, 2021.Dr. Weihua Qingwon the best poster award. 

 Wen's Research Group​

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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Yihan Zhang, a first year Ph.D. student at NJIT, made oral presentation on “Aeration and Dissolution Behavior of Oxygen Nanobubbles in Water” with funding support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, AFRI project [2018-07549] and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) under Assistance Agreement [No. 83945101] and [No. 84001901] (EPA P3 phase I and II). His research mainly aims to explain the nanobubbles behavior under different situations.

Oral presentation: The Effect of Nanobubbles on Plant Growth and Soil Nutrient Release

Oral presentation: Probing Internal Pressures and Long-Term Stability of Nanobubbles in Water

ACS Fall 2021 Conference

Weihua Qing is a postdoctoral research fellow at NJIT. He presented a talk virtually on his research on interfacial induction heating membrane distillation in this ACS Fall meeting. This research is funded by United States Department of Interior via Bureau of Reclamation (Agreement number: R19AC00107), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Assistance Agreement No. SU84014901). Dr. Qing’s research focused on novel membrane distillation membrane and processes development.

Jianan Gao, a second year Ph.D. Candidate at NJIT, made two oral presentations on “Enhanced reduction of nitrate and active chlorine mediated ammonia oxidation” and “Electrochemically Selective Ammonia Extraction from Nitrate wastewater” with funding support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) PFI grant (Award number: 2016472) and NSF INTERN grant (Award number: 1836036). His research mainly focused on 1) rational surface/interface design and synthesis of functional materials for electrocatalytic wastewater treatment applications; 2) electrochemically reactive membrane filtration system, assessment of water purification, resources recovery, disinfection performance, membrane fouling, and surface reactivity behavior.

Oral presentation: Electrochemically Selective Ammonia Extraction from Nitrate wastewater

​Fangzhou Liu, a second year Ph.D. Candidate at NJIT, presented his talk on Microwave-assisted Catalytic Inactivation for Bacteriophage MS2. This research is funded by 2020-2023 National Science Foundation-Interfacial Engineering Program, 2020-2021 EPA. P3 phase I, 2020-2021 United States Department of Interior via Bureau of Reclamation, 2019 EPA SBIR Phase I and 2021 Provost URI Summer Research Fellowship Award. His research aims to apply microwave-assisted membrane filtration system to contaminants degradation and virus inactivation.

Oral presentation: Enhanced reduction of nitrate and active chlorine mediated ammonia oxidation

Oral presentation: Conductive PANI/Fe3O4@PTFE Membrane for Interfacial Induction Heating Membrane Distillation

Poster presentation: Electrochemical Membrane Aging and Oxides of halogen Formation and Facet-Dependent Electrochemical Behavior of Cu2O Microcrystals for Methyl Orange: Theoretical Prediction and Experimental Validation

Oral presentation: Aeration and Dissolution Behavior of Oxygen Nanobubbles in Water

Qingquan Ma, a third year Ph.D. Candidate at NJIT, made two poster presentations on “Electrochemical Membrane Aging and Oxides of halogen Formation” and “Facet-Dependent Electrochemical Behavior of Cu2O Microcrystals for Methyl Orange: Theoretical Prediction and Experimental Validation” with funding support from the NSF and NSF I-Corps grants (Award number: 1756444), NSF PFI grant (Award number: 2016472), NSF INTERN grant (Award number: 1836036), United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) P3 Program under Assistance Agreement No. (83945201) and 2019-2020 New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute (NJWRRI) Grant  (Award number: 2020NJ025B). His research mainly focused on 1) synthesis and characterization of different facet nanomaterials and related density functional theory calculation; 2) electrochemically reactive membrane aging and fouling during filtration characterization using electrochemical methods and hybrid scanning electrochemical microscope- atomic force microscope.

Oral presentation: Microwave-assisted Catalytic Inactivation for Bacteriophage MS2

On Aug 22nd, 2021, Dr. Wen Zhang’s team members joined the ACS Fall 2021 in Atlanta and presented their research.  

​Shan Xue made two oral presentations on “Probing Internal Pressures and Long-Term Stability of Nanobubbles in Water” and “The Effect of Nanobubbles on Plant Growth and Soil Nutrient Release” with funding support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, AFRI project [2018-07549] and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) under Assistance Agreement No. 83945101 and 84001901 (EPA P3 phase I and II). Her research aims to unravel the mechanisms of the potential synergistic impacts on plant growth through physicochemical characterization of colloidal, chemical, and biological activities of different NBs in water and soil environment.