Sep. 2020: Congratulations! 

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

Wen Zhang

Principal Investigator
Associate Professor

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

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NJIT Ph.D. Student Presented Research at 2017 PanNano Conference in Brazil


Wanyi Fu, the Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, attended the first Pan-American Nanotechnology (PanNano) Conference in Guarujá, state of São Paulo, Brazil, with the travel award of $2000 provided by the PanNano committee. The PanNano conference provides a venue for understanding nanotechnology and nanoparticles behavior in biological, chemical and environmental systems. About 230 participants from all over the globe attended this conference and built networking relationships and partnerships in the field. At PanNano conference, Wanyi presented her poster on the topic of “Probing Functionalized Nanomaterials on Filtration Membranes at Nanoscale using Hybrid AFM”. In her research, Wanyi Fu employed atomic force microscopy (AFM) and AFM coupled with infrared analysis capability (AFM-IR) to scrutinize the hydrophobicity and chemical distribution for the first time, and successfully resolved nanoscale structural and chemical properties of the chemically modified polyethersulfone (PES) membranes. This work under the supervision of Dr. Wen Zhang at NJIT provides a new perspective on novel characterization approaches for the design and quality control of polymer membrane modification and manufacturing. Details of her research could be found from her recent articles.


1. Wanyi Fu, Wen Zhang. Hybrid AFM for Nanoscale Physicochemical Characterization: Recent Development and Emerging Applications. Small (2017). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201603525.
2. Wanyi Fu, Christina Carbrello, Xiaosong Wu, Wen Zhang. Visualizing and Quantifying Nanoscale Hydrophobicity and Chemical Distribution of Surface Modified Polyethersulfone (PES) Membranes. Nanoscale. 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7NR03772D.
3. Wanyi Fu, Likun Hua, Wen Zhang. Experimental and Modeling Assessment of the Roles of Hydrophobicity and Zeta Potential in Chemically Modified Polyethersulfone Membrane Fouling Kinetics. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 56.30 (2017): 8580-8589.

Jul. 2020: Congratulations! 

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

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Sep. 2020: Congratulations! 

Dr. Zhang' received an new NSF Grant.

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