Wen's Research Group​


Dear friends,

A M.S. or Ph.D. research assistant (RA) position is available to work with the Dr. Wen Zhang’s research group at NJIT with research areas of (1) Material characterization at the nanoscale using hybrid atomic force microscope (AFM); (2) Environmental behavior and interfacial processes for nanomaterials; (3) Novel catalytic processes for harnessing renewable energy and pollutant degradation; (4) Reactive electromagnetic induction membrane separation and distillation systems; (5) Catalytically reactive membrane filtration for emerging contaminant removal. More details are available on Zhang’s website:

​Besides master or Ph.D. students, undergraduate students and high school students are welcome as interns or part-time research assistants. The RA student will work one of the projects below:



            MW membrane                                    Nanobubble generation                                ERM Filtration

The candidate should have research experiences in environmental or chemical engineering, material and colloidal science. Most importantly, a record of high-quality publications, competent writing skill and critical thinking are considered critical. The position is available immediately with an official start date around August 2022. The appointment will begin as soon as the student can arrive at NJIT for immediate research work, which will be compensated. Student applicants with a M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related fields are encouraged to apply. The selected candidate will receive a full tuition support, stipend, and benefits. Prospective students should also submit GRE, TOEFL (if non-native English speaker), and CV, a brief statement (1-2 pages) of career goals and research experience and contact information of three professional references to Wen Zhang. New Jersey Institute of Technology is an Affirmative Action/equal opportunity employer.

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

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Chemical and Material Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
323 Martin Luther King Blvd. Newark, NJ 07102 
Office Phone: (973) 596-5520
Email: wen.zhang@njit.edu

(1) Interfacially Engineered Membranes for Simultaneous Microwave Catalysis and Liquid Filtration with funding support from US Bureau of Water Reclamation and the US National Science Foundation (NSF).

(2) Colloidal chemistry and applications of nanobubble technologies funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

(3) Electrochemically reactive water disinfection process funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF).

​(4)  Electrochemical detection and sensing

​(5) Induction heating-enabled membrane distillation funded by the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and EPA.

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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New Jersey Institute of Technology University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 596-2444/2447
(973) 596-5790 fax

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


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

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.