Jul. 2020: Congratulations! 

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

Explore the Nano World 

Jul. 2020: Congratulations! 

Dr. Zhang'team received their third granted US patent.

Aug. 2020: Congratulations! 

Dr. Zhang' received an new NSF Grant.

 Wen's Research Group​

Jul. 2020: Congratulations! 

Dr. Zhang'group received USEPA's P3 Program Phase 2 award.

Wen Zhang

Principal Investigator
Associate Professor

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

Office Location: Colton Hall 211

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Selected Journal articles

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


1.    Zhang, Y.; Zhang, H.; Wang, M.; Zhang, Z.; Marhaba, T.; Sun, C.; Zhang, W., In situ immobilization of heavy metals in contaminated sediments by composite additives of hydroxyapatite and oxides. Environmental Earth Sciences 2019, 78, (3), 94.
2.    Chen, C.; Chen, L.; Li, F.; Huang, Q.; Wu, L.; Zhang, W., Urgent caution to trace organometal pollution: Occurrence, distribution and sources
ofmethyltins, butyltins and phenyltins in sediments from South Hangzhou Bay, China. Environmental Pollution  2019, 246, 571-577.
3.    Chen, C.; Chen, L.; Huang, Q.; Chen, Z.; Zhang, W., Organotin contamination in commercial and wild oysters from China: Increasing occurrence
oftriphenyltin. Science of The Total Environment 2019, 650, 2527-2534.

4.    Zhang, Y.; Zhang, H.; Zhang, Z.; Wang, Y.; Marhaba, T.; Li, J.; Sun, C.; Zhang, W., Autohydrogenotrophic Denitrification Using the Membrane Biofilm Reactor for Removing Nitrate from High Sulfate Concentration of Water. Archaea 2018, 2018.
5.    Zhang, Y.; Zhang, H.; Zhang, Z.; Liu, C.; Sun, C.; Zhang, W.; Marhaba, T., pH Effect on Heavy Metal Release from a Polluted Sediment. Journal of Chemistry2018, 2018.
6.    Zhang, W.; Li, Y.; Liu, C.; Marhaba, T., The Inhibitory Effect of Graphene Oxide on Photocatalytic Hydrogenation from Organic Fatty Acids. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy2018.
7.    Zhang, W.; Ahmed, A. A.; Marhaba, T. In Dependence of bubble size and zeta potential on membrane surface coating, pore size, injected gas pressure and other water chemistry factors, ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 2018; AMER CHEMICAL SOC 1155 16TH ST, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA: 2018.
8.    Zhang, G.; Xue, Y.; Su, R.; Wang, Q.; Zhang, W.; Yuan, Y.; Wang, P., 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 2018, 356, 665-672.
9.    Wu, X.; Zhou, C.; Li, K.; Zhang, W.; Tao, Y., Probing the fouling process and mechanisms of submerged ceramic membrane ultrafiltration during algal harvesting under sub-and super-critical fluxes. Separation and Purification Technology 2018, 195, 199-207.
10.  Wang, Y.; Fu, W.; Shen, Y.; Badireddy, A. R.; Zhang, W.; Huang, H., Hyperspectral Imaging Microscopy of Acetaminophen Adsorbed on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes. Langmuir2018, 34, (44), 13210-13218.
11.  Sun, S.; Yao, H.; Fu, W.; Hua, L.; Zhang, G.; Zhang, W., Reactive Photo-Fenton ceramic membranes: Synthesis, characterization and antifouling performance. Water research2018, 144, 690-698.
12.  Lu, J.; Obara, S.; Liu, F.; Fu, W.; Zhang, W.; Kikuchi, S., Melt extrusion for a high melting point compound with improved solubility and sustained release. AAPS PharmSciTech2018, 19, (1), 358-370.
13.  Liang, S.; Lin, H.; Yan, X.; Huang, Q., Electro-oxidation of tetracycline by a Magnéli phase Ti4O7 porous anode: Kinetics, products, and toxicity. Chemical Engineering Journal 2018, 332, 628-636.
14.  Li, Y.; Kuang, L.; Xiao, D.; Badireddy, A. R.; Hu, M.; Zhuang, S.; Wang, X.; Lee, E. S.; Marhaba, T.; Zhang, W., Hydrogen production from organic fatty acids using carbon-doped TiO2 nanoparticles under visible light irradiation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2018, 43, (9), 4335-4346.
15.  Khaled Abdella Ahmed, A.; Sun, C.; Hua, L.; Zhang, Z.; Zhang, Y.; Marhaba, T.; Zhang, W., Colloidal Properties of Air, Oxygen, and Nitrogen Nanobubbles in Water: Effects of Ionic Strength, Natural Organic Matters, and Surfactants. Environmental Engineering Science 2018, 35, (7), 720-727.
16.  Gao, Y.; Liang, L.; Zhao, S.; Qi, Y.; Zhang, W.; Sun, X.; Wang, Z.; Wang, J.; Song, B., Hydrophilic and antimicrobialcore–shell nanoparticles containing guanidine groups for ultrafiltration membrane modification. RSC Advances 2018, 8, (44), 24690-24700.
17.  Fu, W.; Zhang, W., Microwave-enhanced membrane filtration for water treatment. Journal of Membrane Science2018, 568, 97-104.

18.  Fu, W.; Wang, L.; Chen, F.; Zhang, X.; Zhang, W., Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) ultrafiltration membrane fouling and defouling behavior: EDLVO theory and interface adhesion force analysis. Journal of Membrane Science2018, 564, 204-210.
19.  Ahmed, A. K. A.; Sun, C.; Hua, L.; Zhang, Z.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, W.; Marhaba, T., Generation of nanobubbles by ceramic membrane filters: The dependence of bubble size and zeta potential on surface coating, pore size and injected gas pressure. Chemosphere2018, 203, 327-335.
20.  Ahmed, A. K. A.; Shi, X.; Hua, L.; Manzueta, L.; Qing, W.; Marhaba, T.; Zhang, W., Influences of Air, Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Carbon Dioxide Nanobubbles on Seed Germination and Plant Growth. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 2018, 66, (20), 5117-5124.


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