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

Principal Investigator

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

Office Location: Colton Hall 211

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Innovative Photocatalytic Processes to produce H2 and remove environmental contaminants using an array of sustainable resources or materials, such as solar irradiation and environmentally benign photocatalyst materials.

​    Particularly, we aim to build a robust visible-light-driven photocatalytic reactor with high H2 production rate, high quantum yield, and excellent stability or longevity.  Our strategies include (1) adopting novel and affordable nanomaterials that could be synthesized or developed from earth abundant elements; (2) search of renewable thus sustainable sources of electron donors. The overarching goals are to provide molecule-level insights into catalytic reactions leading to efficient degradation of emerging contaminants and to devise innovative solar and UV-driven technologies in water and wastewater treatment and energy recovery.​

Kuang, Liyuan, and Wen Zhang. "Enhanced hydrogen production by carbon-doped TiO2 decorated with reduced graphene oxide (rGO) under visible light irradiation." RSC Advances 6.3 (2016): 2479-2488. 

 Wen's Research Group​

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