Jul. 2020: Congratulations! 

Xiaonan and Qingquan received $55,000 NSF INTERN Grant.

Explore the Nano World 

Sep. 2020: Congratulations! 

Dr. Zhang's  group received two  EPA Phase I Awards.

Sep. 2020: Congratulations! 

Dr. Zhang' received an new NSF Grant.

 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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SELECTED Research projects

1. Project Title:  Interfacially Engineered Membranes for Simultaneous Microwave Catalysis and Liquid Filtration.

    Funded by Interfacial Engineering Program from the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental,

    and Transport Systems Division (CBET).

    Award number: 2025374. Duration: 09/01/2020-08/31/2023
2. Project Title: PFI-TT:
Electrochemically Reactive Membrane Filtration for Enhanced Recalcitrant Pollutant Removal.

    Partnerships for Innovation (PFI), Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, National Science Foundation.

    Award number: 2016472. Duration: 09/01/2020-08/31/2022
3. Project Title:
Electromagnetic Induction Interfacial Heating for High-Efficiency Membrane Distillation.

    Funded by The U.S. Department of the Interior via Bureau of Reclamation.

    Agreement number: R19AC00107. Duration: 02/14/2020-02/13/2021
4. Project Title: 
Microwave-assisted Reactive and Antifouling Membrane Filtration for Water Purification.

    Funded by The U.S. Department of the Interior via Bureau of Reclamation.

    Agreement number: R19AC00106. Duration: 02/14/2020-02/13/2021
5. Project Title:
Characterization of facet-dependent properties of crystalline nanomaterial.

    Funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF),

     Award number: 1756444. Duration: 09/01/2018-08/31/2021
6. Project Title:
Use of Novel Nanobubble Watering Processes for Enhanced Plant Growth and Pathogen Control.

    Funded by State Department of Agriculture (USDA): Agriculture Systems and Technology: Nanotechnology for                    Agricultural 

    and Food Systems.

    Award number: 2019-67021-29450. Duration: 05/15/2019-05/04/2022
7. Project Title: D
evelopment of Reactive Nanobubble Systems for Efficient and Scalable Harmful Algae and Cyanotoxin 

    Removal.

    Funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) via the P3 phase II grant.

    Agreement number: 84001901. Duration: 7/1/2020-06/30/2021
8. Project Title:
Lithium recovery from waste/spent lithium ion battery (LIB) using green chemical processes.

    Funded by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) via the Pollution Prevention (P2) program.

    Agreement number: NP96259118. Duration: 10/1/2018-10/30/2021
9. Project Title: NSF: I-Corp:
Reactive Nanobubbles Technology for Green and Sustainable Environmental and

    Agricultural Applications.

    Award Number: 1912367. Duration:  01/25/2019-07/25/2021
10. Project Title: New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute (NJWRRI), USGS:
Carbon-Metal Nanohybrids (CMNHs)- 

      Impregnated Reactive Electrochemical Membrane (REM) Filtration for PFAS Removal.

      Duration: 06/01/2020-05/30/2021
11. Project Title: New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute (NJWRRI), USGS:
Effects of Microbubble Formation on 

      Sediment Pollutant Resuspension.

      Duration: 06/01/2020-05/30/2021
12. Project Title: New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute (NJWRRI), USGS:
Assessment of Spent Lithium-ion     

      Batteries on Surface Water Quality: Delineating Baseline Level Changes of Lithium, Cobalt and Lithium Hexafluorophosphate.           

      Duration: 06/01/2020-05/30/2021
13. Project Title: New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute (NJWRRI), USGS:
Electrochemical Device Development for

      Detection and Removal of Perfluorinated Substances in Water.

      Duration: 06/01/2020-05/30/2021