Explore the Nano World 

 Wen's Research Group​

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

Principal Investigator

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

Office Location: Colton Hall 211

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Aug. 2021: Environmental Engineering Doctoral Student Jianan Gao Receives $55,000 NSF INTERN Grant.

Feb. 2021: Fangzhou Liu attended the 2021 New Jersey Site Remediation Virtual Conference and won the Student Poster Competition

Sep. 2021: A visiting Ph.D. student, Xiaoyu Wang published a paper in ACS ES&T Engineering, and reported a electromagnetic catalysis system.

May. 2021: Fangzhou Liu received 2021 John J. LaGrosa Award from the New Jersey Water Environment Association

Aug. 2021: An interdisciplinary team from Tongji University, Fudan University and NJIT  published “Nanobubbles promote nutrient utilization and plant growth in rice by upregulating nutrient uptake genes and stimulating growth hormone production”.

Nov. 2021: Qian Lei defended his doctoral dissertation successfully to the committee.

Feb. 2021: CEE PhD student, Xiaonan Shi, received the 2020 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry (ENVR) Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

Jan. 2021: Dr. Zhang’s  group is awarded $500,000 from NJDEP to work in partnerships with MERI and BRISEA Inc. to design and launch a mobile floating platform to mechanically remove and mitigate harmful algal blooms (HABs) at Branch Brook Lake and Deal Lake.

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

Aug. 2021: Dr. Wen Zhang’s team members joined the NAMS in Colorado and presented their research.  

Nov. 2021: Jianan Gao and Fangzhou Liu received 2021 ACS-ENVR Certificate of Merit Award from the Environmental Chemistry Division of National American Chemical Society.

Jun. 2021: Conductive Fe3O4/PANI@PTFE Membrane for High Thermal Efficiency in Interfacial Induction Heating Membrane Distillation.

Jan. 2021: Recovery of Lithium and Cobalt from Spent Lithium Ion Batteries Using Organic Aqua Regia (OAR): Assessment of Leaching Kinetics and Global Warming Potentials.

Nov. 2021: Aeration and Dissolution Behavior of Oxygen Nanobubbles in Water.

Dec. 2021: A membrane-bubbling method to produce bulk nanobubbles in water has been approved for the US patent.

Jun. 2021: Photocatalytically Reductive Defluorination of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) using Pt/La2Ti2O7 Nanoplates: Experimental and DFT Assessment.


Oct. 2021: Congratulations! Samuel Solomon and John Spero received the 2021 Undergraduate Research Innovation Phase II Grant.

Aug. 2021: Environmental Engineering Doctoral Student Fangzhou Liu Receives $55,000 NSF INTERN Grant.

Jul. 2021: Conversion of Spiky Sweetgum tree (Liquidambar styraciflua) Seeds as into Bio-adsorbent: Static and Dynamic Adsorption Assessment.

Jul. 2021: Congratulations! Jeffrey Luk won the Dr. James F. Stevenson Innovation Award: Honorable Mention – Environment and Sustainability.

Jan. 2021: Experimental and Computational Assessment of 1,4-Dioxane Degradation in a Photo-Fenton Reactive Ceramic Membrane Filtration Process.

Feb. 2021: Probing Internal Pressures and Long-term Stability of Nanobubbles in Water.

Sep. 2021: Effect of Single Atom Platinum (Pt) Doping and Facet Dependent on the Electronic Structure and Light Absorption of Lanthanum Titanium Oxide (La2Ti2O7): A Density Functional Theory Study.

Mar. 2021: Dr. Zhang was invited to give a talk on his project at NJIT related to the proposed air-flotation boat on the 2021 Virtual HAB Summit

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

Feb. 2021: Probing Surface Electrochemical Activity of Nanomaterials using a Hybrid Atomic Force Microscope-Scanning Electrochemical Microscope (AFM-SECM).

Feb. 2021: Fangzhou Liu received the Modern-day Techonology Leader Award at the 2021 BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference.

Jun. 2021: The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), and Northeast Waste Management Officials Association (NEWMOA) have joined together to organize the Lithium Battery Recycling webinar

Aug. 2021: Dr. Wen Zhang’s team member joined the AWWA NJ in Atlantic City and presented his research.  

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