Explore the Nano World 

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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CEE PhD student, Xiaonan Shi, received the 2020 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry (ENVR) Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

Xiaonan Shi, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the 2020 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry (ENVR) Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Supervised by Professors Wen Zhang and Taha Marhaba, Xiaonan’s research focuses on nanobubble technology, membrane technology and their applications in water treatment and agricultural irrigation. She also has extensive experiences in atomic force microscopy and AFM hybrid technologies for topographical, mechanical and electrochemical characterization of materials at nanoscale. Up to date, her research work has resulted in 4 first-authored and 10 co-authored publications in some of the most prestigious, high-impact journals, including Langmuir, Electrochimica, Environmental Science & Technology, Journal of Membrane Science, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, and Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. This award recognizes graduate students who are working in areas related to environmental chemistry.  The award is based on student transcripts and record of research productivity, a brief discussion of their future goals, and a letter of recommendation from the faculty advisor.  The awardees receive cash and membership in the Environmental Division for one year. Xiaonan’s research significantly contributes to understandings of fundamental science of nanobubbles and innovative green applications. 


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