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

Office Location: Colton Hall 211

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Dr. Zhang’s research group recently received two United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Program Phase 1 Awards to support the research of Induction-Surface-Heating Membrane Distillation and Microwave-Catalytic Membrane for PFAS Degradation. 

These two membrane research projects focus on innovation of membrane surface functionalization via interfacial engineering to enhance transfer efficiencies (e.g., water vapour and molecules), catalytic reactions for pollutant degradation or desalination and ultimately a cost-efficient and sustainable desalination and water purification. The two projects particularly aim to involve undergraduate students from diverse majors or disciplines such as environmental engineering, chemical engineering and chemistry. Engaging undergraduate students and training them to develop core skills in interdisciplinary research and problem solving are essential components of these two EPA P3 projects besides the fundamental research.  

 Wen's Research Group​

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 

Sep. 2020: Congratulations! 

Dr. Zhang' received an new NSF Grant.