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

Find us on the map: 


Jul. 2020: Congratulations! Prof. Wen Zhang’s team received their third granted US patent !

Jul. 2020: Dr. Weihua Qing published a historical perspective article on functional catalytic membrane development!

Jan. 2020: "Traditional Knowledge Important for Survival ", Dr. Wen Zhang hosted a climate change workshop successfully.

Sep. 2020: Congratulations! Dr. Wen Zhang  recently received an NSF Grant (award ID: 2016472)!

Feb. 2019: A news about our MW-enhanced membrane filtration system is published in PR Newswire. Please check it out!

2019

Feb. 2019: Congratulations on Dr. Wen Zhang for being recommended to receive an Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive Grants Program Awards($469,999)! 

Oct. 2020: UV-induced aggregation of polystyrene nanoplastics.

10. 2018    2nd Workshop on Emerging Contaminants and Water Treatment Technologies                      at the Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) in Totowa, New Jersey 

07. 2018    Microwave-enhanced membrane filtration technology for water treatment


Nov. 2019: Four group members attended the 2019 Eastern Analytical Symposium. 

May. 2020: Congratulations! Xiaonan Shi received the 2020 John J. Lagrosa Award from NJWEA!

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.

Jul. 2020: Dr. Zhang’s research group was recently awarded four research grants from the The United States Geological Survey (USGS) via The New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute (NJWRRI)!

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.

08. 2018    Nanobubbles: A Sustainable Solution for Water Treatment and Agricultural                              Applications


Sep. 2020: Congratulations! Dr.  Zhang's  research group received two  EPA Phase I Awards.

Dec. 2019: Three group members' (Xiaonan Shi, Qingquan Ma, Leqi Lin) proposals are funded by  NJWRRI with $5000, respectively. 

Nov. 2019: Congratulations to  Leqi  for winning the Second Place in 2019 NJIT-GSA.

​​​Mar. 2019: Congratulations to Wanyi  for successfully defending her dissertation!

​​​May. 2019: Congratulations to Xiaonan and Leqi  for winning the Second Place and the First Place in the Student Research Poster Competition of the NJWEA 104th Conference, respectively!

Apr. 2020: Congratulations to Fangzhou Liu for successfully defending his master’s thesis!

Aug. 2020: Four students from Dr. Zhang's group working on  NJWRRI project  of assessing the spent lithium-ion batteries on surface water, soil, and landfill leachate quality.

Jun. 2019: Two Teams attend the 2019 EPA’s National Student Design Competition! 

Apr. 2020: Congratulations to Leqi Lin for successfully defending her master’s thesis!

Mar. 2020: Congratulations to Jianan Gao, Shan Xue, and Xiaonan Shi on the well-deserved awards!

05. 2018    Wanyi Fu Wins the Student Award from the NJ Water Environment Association


​​​Mar. 2019: Congratulations to Leqi  for winning the Third Place in AWWA NJ 84rd Annual Conference!

05. 2018    Wanyi Fu Awarded CEE Doctoral Excellence Award


2020

2018

Nov. 2020: An experimental case study on forum-based online teaching to improve student’s engagement and motivation in higher education.

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

Jan. 2021: Congratulations!

Zhang’s group  is awarded 

$500,000 from NJDEP to work in partnerships with MERI and BRISEA Inc. 

Explore the Nano World 

May. 2019: Microwave-enhanced Membrane Filtration for PFOA Degradation.

Jul. 2020: Dr. Zhang’s research group received the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Program Phase 2 Award!

More

07. 2018    Environmental Engineering Doctoral Student Likun Hua Receives $31,000 NSF                        INTERN Grant

Feb. 2020: Dr. Zhang’s research group was awarded two grants from the U.S. Department of Interior.

Jul. 2020: Fangzhou Liu, published his first article on microwave assisted membrane filtration technology!

Jan.2020: Dr. Zhang received appointment as associate editor for Journal of Environmental and Chemical Engineering. 

Aug. 2020: Congratulations! Dr. Wen Zhang  recently received an NSF Grant (award ID: 2025374)!

Sep. 2020: Congratulations! 

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

Sep. 2020: Congratulations! 

Dr. Zhang' received an new NSF Grant.

Jun. 2020: Congratulations! Dr. Wanyi Fu receives the Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad Award of China’s goverment!

Sep. 2020: Adsorption of water pollutants on microplastics slows down their photodegradation.

03. 2018    Likun and Xiaonan attended the AWWA NJ 83rd Annual Conference and won                            the First and Second Place in the competition, respectively


Jul. 2020: Congratulations! Environmental Engineering Doctoral Student Xiaonan Shi and Qingquan Ma  Received $55,000NSF INTERN Grant!

2021

Mar. 2020: Dr. Wen Zhang's second US patent was granted: Microwave-assisted Reactive and Antifouling Membrane Filtration.

04. 2018    Leidy Manzueta Received Techquest Third Place Award