Explore the Nano World 

 Wen's Research Group​

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

Principal Investigator
Professor

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

Office Location: Colton Hall 211

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Mar. 2022: Congratulations! Dr. Zhang’s research group recently received a grant from Bureau of Reclamation’s Desalination and Water Purification Research Program. 

Jul. 2022: Elucidating Facet Dependent Electronic and Electrochemical Properties of Cu2O Nanocrystals using AFM/SCEM and DFT.

Mar. 2022: Congratulations! Dr. Zhang’s research group recently received an EPA P3 Phase II grant.

Jun. 2022: Our NJDEP project continues to explore the use of a multifunctional boat to mechanically remove harmful algae in NJ lakes and mitigate bloom impacts in the summer.

Feb. 2022: Photo irradiation of BPA-free Baby Bottles could still leach out toxic chemicals such as microplastics and Bisphenol S.

Apr. 2022: Congragulations to Lucia's Ph.D. student, Bo Deng, for her successful dissertation

defense on 04-14-2022.

Apr. 2022: Congragulations to Dr. Lisa Axe's Ph.D. student, Xin Yin, for her successful dissertation 

defense on 04-26-2022.

May. 2022: Congratulations! Our undergraduate student, Samuel Solomon, was awarded 2022 ENVR Undergraduate Student Award.

Aug. 2022: Branch Brook Lake workshop.

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Dec. 2022: Removal of Microcystis aeruginosa and microcystin-LR using chitosan (CTS)-modified cellulose fibers and ferric chloride

Apr. 2022: Congragulations to Ashley Kate, a biology major undergraduate student, for winning the 

summer research fellowship to work with us on the project of High-efficient inactivation of airborne 

viruses using a microwave catalytic air filtration system.

Apr. 2022: Nanobubble Watering Affects Nutrient Release and Soil Characteristics.

Dec. 2022: Dr. Zhang was invited to participate a panel discussion at the 2022 NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees Conference: Nanotechnology for Sustainable Society.
 

Mar. 2022: Congratulations! Jianan Gao received 2022 Heh-Won Chang, PhD Fellowship in Green Chemistry award from the ACS Green Chemistry Institute!

Dec. 2022: Dr. Zhang was invited to give a lecture for the Governor’s STEM Scholars at Rowan University.
 

May. 2022: Xiaonan Shi, was officially hooded on stage during the ceremony by one of her co-advisors, Prof. Wen Zhang, on May 11th, 2022.

Jan. 2022: CEE PhD student, Jianan Gao, received the 2021 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry (ENVR) Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

May. 2022: Dr. Zhang’s research group was recently awarded two research grants from The United States Geological Survey (USGS) via NJWRRI.

Aug. 2022: Dr. Zhang’s research group recently received an EPA P3 Phase II grant (award#: 84041901).

Jul. 2022: Dr. Zhang’ group member, Shan Xue, delivered a poster at Gordon Research Conference on Nanoscale Science and Engineering for Agriculture and Food Systems.

Jan. 2022: Water and Nutrients Recovery from Synthetic Source-separated Human Urine using AGMD.

Sep. 2022: Dr. Zhang’s research group recently received the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)’s funding Grant.

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
 

Apr. 2022: Congragulations to my Ph.D. student, Xiaonan Shi (co- advised by Dr. Taha Marhaba), 

for her successful dissertation defense on 04-15-2022.

Aug. 2022: Dr. Zhang’s research group recently received a grant from the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR)’s Desalination and Water Purification Research Grant

Sep. 2022: Lifetime Prediction of Non-woven Face Masks in Ocean and Contributions to Microplastics and Dissolved Organic Carbon

Jul. 2022: Dr. Zhang’ group successfully co-organized/participated the CAPEES Workshop and Banquet events at AEESP in June 2022.

Jul. 2022: High school intern Saachi Kuthari achieved national recognition and awards with the research conducted with us.

Jul. 2022: Electrocatalytic Upcycling of Nitrate Wastewater to Ammonia Fertilizer via Electrified Membrane.

Aug. 2022: Summer internship and outreach.

Mar. 2022: ROS-mediated photoaging pathways of nano- and micro-plastic particles under UV irradiation.

Dec. 2022: Dr. Zhang’s plenary talk at Environmental Symposium to Tackle Climate Change and Planetary, Human Health

Dec. 2022: Upcycling wastewater nitrate into ammonia fertilizer via concurrent electrocatalysis and membrane extraction

Oct. 2022: Enhanced Microcystis Aeruginosa removal and novel flocculation mechanisms using a novel continuous co-coagulation flotation (CCF)

Jan. 2022: CEE PhD student, Shan Xue, received the 2021 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry (ENVR) Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Nov. 2022: Dr. Zhang’s patent, Microwave-assisted Antifouling Membrane Filtration System, was recognized for the 2022 Edison Patent Award!

Dec. 2022: Congratulations to Qingquan Ma for successfully defending his PhD dissertation! 
 

Oct. 2022: Dr. Zhang’ group successfully co-organized/participated the workshop on algal bloom mitigation and algal biotechnology for sustainable New Jersey

Sep. 2022: Electrochemical Aging and Halogen Oxides Formation on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) and Fe3O4@g-C3N4 coated Conductive Membranes.