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  1. Cheng Peng, Wen Zhang*, Haiping Gao, Yang Li, Xin Tong, Kungang Li, Xiaoshan Zhu, Yixiang Wang and Yongsheng Chen, Behavior and Potential Impacts of Metal-Based Engineered Nanoparticles in Aquatic Environments. Nanomaterials 2017, 7(1), 21; doi: 10.3390/nano7010021
  2. Wanyi Fu, Wen Zhang*. Hybrid AFM for Nanoscale Physicochemical Characterization: Recent Development and Emerging Applications. Small. 2017. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.201603525
  3. Kuang, Liyuan, Zhang, Wen. Enhanced Hydrogen Production by Carbon-doped TiO2 Decorated with Reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) under Visible Light Irradiation. RSC Advances, 2016.6, 2479-2488.
  4. Yanei Xue, Rongjun Su, Guangshan Zhang, Qiao Wang, Peng Wang, Wen Zhang and Zhihong Wang. Visible light responsive Fe-ZnS/Nickel foam photocatalyst with enhanced photocatalytic activity and stability. RSC Advances. 2016. DOI: 10.1039/C1036RA20187C.
  5. Zhaoying Chen, Ling Chen, Chunzhao Chen, Qinghui Huang, Lingling Wu, Wen Zhang. Organotin Contamination in the Sediments and Aquatic Organisms from the Yangtze Estuary and its Adjacent Marine Environments. Environmental Engineering Science. 2016. DOI:10.1089/ees.2016.0370.
  6. Zheng, Qinmin; Durkin, David; Elenewski, Justin; Sun, Ying-Xue; Banek, Nathan; Hua, Likun ; Chen, Hanning; Wagner, Michael; Zhang, Wen; Shuai, Danmeng. Visible-Light-Responsive Graphitic Carbon Nitride (g-C3N4): Rational Design and Photocatalytic Applications for Water Treatment. Environmental Science & Technology. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b02579
  7. Cuizhen Sun, Jinwei Qiu, Zhibin Zhang, Wen Zhang, Taha F. Marhaba, Characterization of Citric Acid Modified Clam Shells and Application for Aqueous Lead (II) Removal. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution. 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s11270-016-2975-z
  8. Zhibin Zhang, Jinxiang Li, CuizhenSun, Wen Zhang*, Yanhao Zhang, Arsenic speciation by sequential extraction from As-Fe precipitates formed under different coagulation conditions. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution. 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s11270-016-3019-4
  9. Guangshan Zhang, Yanei Xue, Rongjun Su, Qiao Wang, Wen Zhang, Yixing Yuan, Peng Wang, One-pot microwave-assisted synthesis of Zn0.9Fe0.1S photocatalyst and its performance for the removal of bisphenol A. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 2016. DOI:10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.06.004
  10. Guangshan Zhang, Qiao Wang, Wen Zhang, Tian Li,   Yixing Yuan and    Peng Wang.  Effects of organic acids and initial solution pH on photocatalytic degradation of bisphenol A (BPA) in a photo-Fenton-like process using Goethite (α-FeOOH). Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6PP00051G
  11. Shiqiang Zhuang, Eon Soo Lee, Lin Lei, Bharath Babu Nunna, Kuang, Liyuan, Zhang, Wen. Synthesis of nitrogen-doped graphene catalyst by high energy wet ball milling for electrochemical systems. International Journal of Energy Research. Just Accepted.
  12. Ghadimkhani, A., Zhang, Wen, Marhaba, T. Ceramic membrane defouling (cleaning) by air Nano Bubbles. Chemosphere, 2016.146, 379-384.
  13. Liyuan Kuang; Yaping Zhao; Wen Zhang*, Shijian Ge. Roles of Reactive Oxygen Species and Holes in the Photodegradation of cationic and anionic dyes by TiO2 Under UV Irradiation. Journal of Environmental Engineering (an ASCE journal). 2016 142:2.
  14. Hua, Likun, Guo, L., Thakkar, M., Wei, D., Agbakpe, M., Kuang, L., Magpile, M., Chaplin, B.P., Tao, Y., Shuai, D., Zhang, X., Mitra, Somnath, Zhang, Wen. Effects of anodic oxidation of a substoichiometric titanium dioxide reactive electrochemical membrane on algal cell destabilization and lipid extraction. Bioresource Technology, 2015.203, 112-117.
  15. Shijian Ge, Michael Agbakpe, Wen Zhang*, Liyuan Kuang, Heteroaggregation between PEI-coated Magnetic Nanoparticles and Algae: Effect of Particle Size on Algal Harvesting Efficiency. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2015. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b00572.
  16. Shijian Ge, Michael Agbakpe, Wen Zhang*, L Kuang, Z Wu, X Wang Recovering Magnetic Fe3O4-ZnO Nanocomposites from Algal Biomass Based on Hydrophobicity Shift under UV Irradiation. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7 (21), pp 11677–11682
  17. Wen Zhang, Ying Yao. Influences of Primary Particle Size, Concentration, Ionic Species, and Aggregation States on Transport Efficiency in Single Particle-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Metal-based Nanoparticles. International Journal of Nanoparticles and Nanotechnology. 2015. Accepted
  18. Dongmei Li, Jieman Lin, Yizhi Wang, Wen Zhang and Shaoxiu Li, Optimum backwashing conditions and ammonium-nitrogen treatment efficiency of iron oxide modified sands coated in biofilm. Water Science & Technology: Water Supply. DOI:10.2166/ws.2015.152
  19. Penghui Li, Ling Chen, Wen Zhang, Qinghui Huang, Spatiotemporal distribution, sources, and photobleaching imprint of dissolved organic matter in the Yangtze Estuary and its adjacent sea using fluorescence and parallel factor analysis. PlOS ONE. 2015, 10(6): e0130852.
  20. Yue Li, Ling Chen, Zhihao Wen, Yanping Duan, Zhibo Lu, Xiangzhou Meng, Wen Zhang,* Characterizing Phase Distribution, Sources, and Potential Health Risk of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in Office Environment. Environmental Pollution. 2015,198, 25–31
  21. Shijan Ge, Michael Agbakpe, Zhiyi Wu, Liyuan Kuang, Wen Zhang*, Xianqin Wang. Influences of Surface Coating, UV Irradiation and Magnetic Field on. Environmental Science and Technology. 2015. 49 (2), pp 1190–1196 DOI: 10.1021/es5049573
  22. Wen Zhang*, Xuezhi Zhang. Adsorption of MS2 on Oxide Nanoparticles Affects Chlorine Disinfection and Solar Inactivation. Water Research. 2014. 69: 59–67
  23. Man-hong Huang, Wei Zhang, Yu Zheng, Wen Zhang. Correlation among extracellular polymeric substances, tetracycline resistant bacteria and tetracycline resistance genes under trace tetracycline. Chemosphere. 117 (2014): 658-662.
  24. Guangshan Zhang, Wen Zhang*, Daisuke Minakata, Peng Wang, Yongsheng Chen, and John Crittenden. Effects of inorganic electron donors in photocatalytic hydrogen production over Ru/(CuAg)0.15In0.3Zn1.4S2 under visible light irradiation. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. 6, 033131, 2014.
  25. Michael Agbakpe, Shijian Ge, Wen Zhang*, Xuezhi Zhang, Patricia Kobylarz, Algae harvesting for biofuel production: Influences of UV irradiation and polyethylenimine (PEI) coating on bacterial biocoagulation. Bioresource Technology 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.05.060.
  26. Zhibin Zhang, Yufeng Lv, Wen Zhang*, Yanhao Zhang*, Cuizhen Sun, Taha Marhaba. Phosphorus, Organic Matter and Nitrogen Distribution Characteristics of the Surface Sediments in Nansi Lake, China. Environmental Earth Sciences. 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-014-3821-5
  27. Guangshan Zhang, Wen Zhang*, Daisuke Minakata, Peng Wang, Yongsheng Chen, and John Crittenden. Efficient Photocatalytic H2 Production Using Visible-Light Irradiation and (CuAg)xIn2xZn2(1-2x)S2 Photocatalysts with Tunable Band Gaps. International Journal of Energy Research. 2014. DOI: 10.1002/er.3157
  28. James J. Faust, Wen Zhang, Yongsheng Chen, and David G. Capco. α-Fe2O3 elicits diameter-dependent effects during exposure to an in vitro model of the human placenta. Cell Biology and Toxicology. 2014. 30 (1): 31-53.
  29. Yang Li, Junfeng Niu, Wen Zhang*, Lilian Zhang. Influence of Aqueous Media on the ROS-Mediated Toxicity of ZnO Nanoparticles toward Green Fluorescent Protein-Expressing Escherichia Coli under UV-365 Irradiation. Langmuir. 2014. DOI: 10.1021/la5000028
  30. Wen Zhang, Yongsheng Chen. Experimental Determination of Conduction and Valence Bands of Semiconductor Nanoparticles using Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy. Journal of Nanoparticle Research. 2013. DOI: 10.1007/s11051-012-1334-2.
  31. Wen Zhang, Yang Li, Junfeng Niu, and Yongsheng Chen. Photogeneration of reactive oxygen species on uncoated silver, gold, nickel, and silicon nanoparticles and their antibacterial effects. Langmuir. 2013. DOI: 10.1021/la400500t
  32. Yang Li, Wen Zhang, Junfeng Niu, and Yongsheng Chen. Surface-Coating-Dependent Dissolution, Aggregation, and Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) Generation of Silver Nanoparticles under Different Irradiation Conditions. Environmental Science and Technology. 2013, 47 (18), 10293–10301
  33. Guangshan Zhang, Wen Zhang, Yongsheng Chen, and John Crittenden. pH effects on kinetics of H2 production by the photocatalyst ((CuAg)0.15In0.3Zn1.4S2) in aqueous solution under visible light irradiation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2013. 38, 27: 11727–11736
  34. Guangshan Zhang, Wen Zhang*, John C. Crittenden, Yongsheng Chen, Daisuke Minakata, Peng Wang. Photocatalytic hydrogen production under visible-light irradiation on (CuAg)0.15In0.3Zn1.4S2 synthesized by precipitation and calcination. Chinese Journal of Catalysis. 2013, 34(10):1926-1935.
  35. Wei Zhang, Wen Zhang, Xuezhi Zhang, Qiang Hu, Pasquale Amendola, and Yongsheng Chen. Characterization of Dissolved Organic Matters Responsible for Ultrafiltration Membrane Fouling in Algal Harvesting. Algal Research. Volume 2, Issue 3, July 2013, Pages 223–229
  36. Jin Gi Hong, Wen Zhang, Jian Luo, and Yongsheng Chen. Modeling of Power Generation from the Mixing of Simulated Saline and Fresh water with a Reverse Electrodialysis System: The Effect of Monovalent and Multivalent Ions. Applied Energy. 110 (2013): 244-251.
  37. Yagang Yao, Lorenzo Tolentino, Zhongzheng Yang, Xiaojuan Song, Wen Zhang, Yongsheng Chen, and Ching-ping Wong. High-Concentration Aqueous Dispersions of MoS2. Advanced Functional Materials. 2013 DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201201843
  38. Guangshan Zhang, Wen Zhang, Peng Wang, Daisuke Minakata, Yongsheng Chen, and John Crittenden. Stability of an H2-Producing Photocatalyst (Ru/(CuAg)0.15In0.3Zn1.4S2) in Aqueous Solution under Visible Light Irradiation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2012.11.033.
  39. James J Faust, Wen Zhang, Brian A Koeneman, Yongsheng Chen and David G Capco. Commenting on the effects of surface treated- and non-surface treated TiO2 in the Caco-2 cell model. Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2012, 9, 42.
  40. Yang Li*, Wen Zhang*, Junfeng Niu, and Yongsheng Chen. Mechanism of Photogenerated Reactive Oxygen Species and Correlation with Antibacterial Properties of Engineered Metal Oxide Nanoparticles. ACS Nano, 2012. DOI: 10.1021/nn300934k. (*The first and second authors contributed equally to this work)
  41. Kungang Li, Wen Zhang, and Yongsheng Chen. Exploring the interaction of Quantum dots and DNA using Atomic Force Microscopy. Journal of Biotechnology. DOI 10.1002/biot.201200155.
  42. Li, Kungang.; Chen, Ying.; Zhang, Wen.; Pu, Zhichao; Jiang, Lin; Chen, Yongsheng, Surface Interactions Affect the Toxicity of Engineered Metal Oxide Nanoparticles towards Paramecium. Chemical Research in Toxicology 2012. DOI: 10.1021/tx300151y.
  43. Baicang Liu, Chen Chen, Wen Zhang, Kungang Li, Yongsheng Chen, John Crittenden. Low-cost antifouling PVC ultrafiltration membrane fabrication with Pluronic F 127: Effect of additives on properties and performance. Desalination. 307 (2012) 26–33.
  44. Madhavi Kalive, Wen Zhang, Yongsheng Chen, and David Capco. Human intestinal epithelial cells exhibit a cellular response indicating a potential toxicity upon exposure to hematite nanoparticles. Cell Biology and Toxicology, DOI 10.1007/s10565-012-9229-7.
  45. Qiang Wang, Xingmao Ma, Wen Zhang, Haochun Pei, Yongsheng Chen. The impact of cerium oxide nanoparticles on tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) and its implications for food safety. Metallomics. 2012,4, 1105-1112
  46. Wen Zhang, Joseph B Hughes, and Yongsheng Chen. Impacts of hematite nanoparticle exposure on biomechanical and surface electrical properties of E. coli cells. Applied Environmental Microbiology, 2012. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.00193-12.
  47. Wen Zhang, John Crittenden, Kungang Li, and Yongsheng Chen. Attachment efficiency of nanoparticle aggregation in aqueous dispersions: modeling and experimental validation. Environmental Science and Technology, 2012, DOI: 10.1021/es203623z.
  48. Yang Li*, Wen Zhang*, Kungang Li, Ying Yao, Junfeng Niu, and Yongsheng Chen. Oxidative Dissolution of Polymer-Coated CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots under UV Irradiation: Mechanisms and Kinetics. Environmental Pollution, 2012, 164: 259–266. (*The first and second authors contributed equally to this work)
  49. Liwen Zhang, Elijah J. Petersen, Wen Zhang, Yongsheng Chen, Miguel Cabrera, Qingguo Huang. Interactions of 14C-labeled multi-walled carbon nanotubes with soil minerals in water. Environmental Pollution. 166 (2012) 75-81. 2012
  50. Jane Geisler-Lee, Qiang Wang, Ying Yao, Wen Zhang, Matt Geisler, Kungang Li, Ying Huang, Yongsheng Chen, Andrei Kolmakov, Xingmao Ma. Phytotoxicity, Accumulation and Transport of Silver Nanoparticles by Arabidopsis thaliana. Nanotoxicology. 2012, DOI: 10.3109/17435390.2012.658094.
  51. Wen Zhang, Bruce Rittmann, and Yongsheng Chen. Size effects on adsorption kinetics of hematite NPs on E. coli cells. Environmental Science and Technology, 2011, 45 (6): 2172-2178.
  52. Wen Zhang, Ying Yao, Nicole Sullivan, Yongsheng Chen. Modeling the primary size effects of citrate-coated silver nanoparticles on their ion release kinetics. Environmental Science and Technology, 2011, 45 (10), 4422–4428.
  53. Wen Zhang, Ying Yao, and Yongsheng Chen. Quantifying and Imaging the Morphology and Nanoelectric Properties of Soluble Quantum Dot Nanoparticles Interacting with DNA. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2011, 115(3):599-606.
  54. Wen Zhang, Ying Yao, Kungang Li, Ying Huang, Yongsheng Chen. Influence of dissolved oxygen on aggregation kinetics of citrate-coated silver nanoparticles. Environmental pollution. 2011, 159 (12): Pages 3757–3762.
  55. Wen Zhang, Andrew Stack, and Yongsheng Chen. Interaction force measurement between E. coli cells and nanoparticles immobilized surfaces by using AFM. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2011, 82(2): 316-324.
  56. Kungang Li, Wen Zhang, Ying Huang, Yongsheng Chen. Aggregation kinetics of CeO2 nanoparticles in KCl and CaCl2 solutions: measurements and modeling. Journal of nanoparticle research. 2011, 13 (12): 6483-6491.
  57. Wen Zhang, Madhavi Kalive, David G Capco, and Yongsheng Chen. Adsorption of hematite nanoparticles onto Caco-2 cells and the cellular impairments: effect of particle size. Nanotechnology 2010, 21: 2–9.
  58. Wen Zhang, Ling Chen, Junping Ji, Siqing Xia. Study on Biodegradation of 2,4-DCP by Anaerobic Sludge Acclimated by Mixed Mono-Chlorphenols. Chinese Journal of Environmental Science. 2007, 28(6): 7579.
  59. Aiqun Huang, Yalei Dai, Ling Chen, Hao Chen, Wen Zhang. Effects of 2-chlorophenol-acclimation on microbial community structure in anaerobic granular sludge. Chinese Journal of Environmental Science. 2008, 29 (3): 2529.
  60. Aiqun Huang, Ling Chen, Junping Ji, Yalei Dai, Wen Zhang. Community structure of Archaea in Anaerobic granular sludge-suspended carrier biofilm reactor for 2, 4-dichlorophenol degradation. Chinese Journal of Applied and Environmental Biology. 2008, 14(3): 422426.
  1. Wen Zhang, Chapter 2 of “Nanomaterial, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology” (Editors: D.G. Capco, Y. Chen), DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-8739-0_2, © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014.
  2. Jianzhi Huang, Wen Zhang*. Water splitting for H2 production using visible-light-responsive photocatalysts. Technical Proceedings of the 2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2013. Volume 3, 2013, Pages 584-587.
  3. Wen Zhang and Yongsheng Chen. Experimental Determination of Conduction and Valence Bands of Semiconductor Nanoparticles using Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy. TechConnect World 2012 Conference Proceeding. Santa Clara, California, June 18-21, 2012.
  4. Wen Zhang and Yongsheng Chen. Effect of Nanoparticle Size on Adhesion Force with E. coli Cells. TECHCON 2010 Technology and Talent for the 21st Century Conference Proceedings. Austin, Texas, Sep, 13–14, 2010,
  5. Xiaoshan Zhu, Xuezhi Zhang, Wen Zhang, Yung Chang, Hu Qiang, and Yongsheng Chen. Potential Toxicity of Nanomaterials and their Removal. Proceedings of the Chicago International Environmental Nanotechnology Conference: Applications and Implications Oct. 7–9, 2008

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